Generals sweep Royals on Day 1 of Holiday Inn Express Classic

Generals sweep Royals on Day 1 of Holiday Inn Express Classic

Article by Chris Harris, Devils Lake Journal Sports, November 25th, 2019

Jadyn Pollert scored 26 points including a layup as time expired to send the game into overtime but a turnover with 2.2 seconds left with a chance to win helped Sheridan College sneak out of the Sports Center with the 76-74 win over Lake Region State College in the final women's game of the Holiday Inn Express Classic Saturday, Nov. 23.

Trailing 65-63 with 3.5 left after a Maddison Roush basket, Maddy Leaf's shot attempt rimmed out, falling into the hands of Pollert who got the basket to fall right ahead of the buzzer.

In the overtime, Alexandria Trosper's basket at the 4:49 mark gave the Generals (4-3) the lead in which they never relinquished despite Hailey Hewitt tying the game at 67-all. The Royals (6-4) had a chance to win it after Cynthia Green missed both free throw attempts for Sheridan and after the timeout, the Royals got the ball in the front court. However, Lake Region threw the ball away on the inbound play and Darcy Walker made 1 of 2 free throws to make the final score.

The Generals trailed by 10 with 2:29 remaining in regulation before going on a 12-0 run to go up two with 48.6 left.

Pollert, who went 10-for-13 from the floor, also had eight rebounds. Stephanie Miller finished with 16 points and Kayla Bryne had 13 points for the Royals.

Roush scored a game-high 28 points, making 5 of 7 from beyond the arc. Both Trosper and Green finished with 12 points for Sheridan College.