On November 19, the Drew University women’s basketball team was crowned the Champions of the Rose City Classic for the first time since 2008. After leading from wire-to-wire, the Rangers emerged victorious against Widener College with a score of 81-58.
The Rangers scored the first six points of the contest and held an advantage that would carry through all the way to the end of the opening period with a score of 18-11. The Pride came within two points of the Rangers on two occasions, but the Rangers would ultimately clinch the win with a final difference of 23 points.
Hailey Stine (’19) led the Rangers with a game-high 21 points, along with four rebounds, for which she was named the tournament MVP. Stine was followed by Erin Frederick (’21), who scored 14 points and seven rebounds, Julia Ramos (’21), who notched a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, Moe Davis Campbell (’21), who scored 11 points and Ally Raulf (’19), who grabbed seven boards.
Two days later on November 21, the Rangers recorded their third consecutive wire-to-wire victory against Penn State Berks, with a score of 75-37. This victory improved Drew’s record to 3-0, which is the best start for the Rangers since their 2013-14 season.
Replicating their early scoring streak from the previous match, Drew scored the first nine points of the game and led 16-1 midway through the first quarter. The Rangers ended the first half with an impressive score of 40-17, and ultimately clinched the victory with a final difference of 38 points against the Nittany Lions.
Stine led the Rangers again by scoring 12 points to her name, followed by Davis Campbell, who scored 11 points and seven rebounds, Frederick, who scored 11 points and accounted for three blocks. Ramos, finished with nine points, six assists and six steals, while Michaela Keegan (’19) contributed eight points, three assists and two blocks. Bree Scotti (’21), grabbed a team-best eight boards.
The Rangers were then on the road to compete against Wesleyan College, on November 26. After a hard-fought battle, and despite an 8-8 tie in the middle of the first quarter, the Rangers suffered the first loss of their season, as the fell to the Cardinals with a score of 48-84.
Davis Campbell led the Rangers with 13 points and five rebounds to her name. She was followed by Stine, who finished with 11 points, Keegan, who finished with 10 points and Ramos, who accounted for eight points, six assists, and six steals.
The Rangers will return to the Baldwin Gymnasium to play their first Landmark Conference match against Catholic University this Saturday.