Northwest College women’s basketball coach Janis Beal said a fan asked her after last Friday night’s game in Powell when was the last time the Lady Trappers scored as many 109 points.
Uh, just the week before, when they scored 113.
This is a habit Beals would not mind developing. Last weekend, NWC overwhelmed Dawson Community College 109-58 and then a day later conquered Rocky Mountain College’s junior varsity 83-65 to raise their record to 9-4 on the season.
On Nov. 25, Northwest beat Tohono O’odham Community College of Arizona 113-56.
Quite a few good things happened in the Dawson game, from forcing 37 turnovers to having five players notch double figures and as a team hitting 61.9 percent from the floor.
“It was just a fun game to watch,” Beal said. “The girls played well on defense. We did shoot a really good percentage.”
Sophomore Kira Marlow poured in 22 points and she was aided by sophomore Samantha McCrorey’s 14 (plus seven rebounds), Dani McManamen’s 13, Alexi Payne’s 12, and Julynne da Silva Sa’s 10.
“Kira played really well for us,” Beal said. “She did a good job of attacking the basket. And everybody scored.”
The Trappers were not quite as sharp against Rocky, but the 18-point margin was satisfying.
“We were ahead by 20 points and they cut it to 10 a couple of times,” Beal said. “We didn’t shoot as well (41 percent), but overall, I felt the girls did a good job of controlling the game.”
The dominant player for Northwest in the second victory was 6-foot sophomore Dallas Petties. Petties pumped in 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. The other double-figure scorers were Marlow with 12 points and da Silva Sa with 10.
The Lady Trappers are on the road for three games this weekend, one at Williston State and the other two in Glendive, Mont., at Dawson. Then they break for the holidays and do not play again until Jan. 10 at home against Western Wyoming.