Beeman, McLaughlin, Clayton help keep Rams undefeated
SHEPHERDSTOWN — Taking a 2-0 record into its third game of the season, Shepherd used an overtime session to ease past Lincoln (Pa.), 77-72, at the Butcher Center in a women’s basketball game.
Lincoln came in unbeaten as well, but couldn’t overcome Shepherd’s second half rally that sent the game into overtime tied at 62-62.
Shepherd trailed, 31-26, at halftime, but was within 42-39 by the close of the third quarter. When the Rams outscored Lincoln, 23-20, in a free-wheeling fourth quarter, the game went into overtime.
Abby Beeman with 29 points paced the Shepherd scorers. Marley McLaughlin added 14 points and Sydney Clayton totaled 13 points and a team-leading 10 rebounds for the Rams.
Shepherd went 14-for-18 from the foul line, but converted only 25 of its 61 (41-percent) field goal tries. The Rams managed only 35 rebounds as compared to Lincoln’s 45 rebounds. Shepherd suffered from 20 turnovers, while Lincoln had 22 turnovers.
Lincoln had DeAshia Young score 30 points and Kwanza Murray add another 20 points. The Philadelphia-based team went only 14-for-22 (63.6-percent) from the foul line and made 26-of-67 (38.8-percent) of its field goal tries.
Hitting the road for the first time this season, the Rams went to Elkins to face winless Davis & Elkins.
Before a crowd listed at 124, Shepherd took a seven-point lead at halftime and then continued its upbeat scoring to post a 94-84 win over the Senators.
Now 4-0, the Rams received a season-high 28 points from senior Clayton, who was for 12-for-16 from the floor. McLaughlin tossed in another 17 points and Beeman added 15 points. Jordan Smith scored her most points of the season with 14.
McLaughlin was 6-for-9 from the field and Beeman was 6-for-8.
The Rams went 38-for-65 (58.5-percent) from the floor, including 10-for-19 (52.6-percent) from beyond the three-point arc. Shepherd made 8-of-13 (61.5-percent) of its free throws.
Beeman had 11 assists, and Shepherd outrebounded the Senators, 35-34.
Davis & Elkins was led in scoring by Jamiyah Johnson with 22 points and Jay Kilpatrick with 18 points.
The Senators shot 31.9-percent (22-of-62) from the field and made 23-of-28 (82.1-percent) of their foul shots.
Shepherd returns to the Butcher Center on Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. when it plays Alderson-Broaddus.