by Ally Doty
Pensacola State College women’s basketball recognized their 2012-2013 sophomores, Ricki Alex and Allysia Rohlehr, Saturday, Feb. 23 after they suffered their final loss of the season versus Tallahassee Community College.“They both played a very well season,” Coach Leah Drury gloated about her ladies after Saturday’s game. “Allysia Rohlehr didn’t come out of the game but played hard all game. Ricki Alex didn’t play that many minutes, but when she went in I know she gave it her all.”
Both ladies contributed to a 12-15 record for their final season.
The game began with TCC winning the jump ball where they took control for the majority of the game.
Early on, PSC’s Teadra Jones stole the ball from TCC’s Aariel Allen and sprinted her way down the court but got ahead of herself and lost the ball leaving the Pirates with no points on the board.
Not too long after, Alexis Horton, a PSC guard, was chased down and mauled by Allen who popped Horton’s shoulder out of place after crashing to the ground.
A minute later, PSC was still scoreless while TCC’s Coach Teresa Atkinson took a timeout and the lead, 8-0.
Once the ball was in play after the timeout, Rohlehr swiped the ball from Sofia De Silva and put it through the rim giving PSC their first points.
Rohlehr created a second opportunity for herself seconds later with another steal and another basket, but TCC still held the lead 22-13.
With 12 minutes left in the half, TCC received a technical foul in an attempt to substitute a player who wasn’t on their roster.
TCC held the lead at the half, 28-36.
The second half proved to be intense as it came to an end.
Horton was brought back out to play after PSC’s athletic trainer popped her shoulder back into place, and PSC took the lead, 56-52, with five minutes left to play.
TCC put up four more points and the Pirates fell behind. PSC was not able to pull through for the win.
“Tonight was pretty much all over the place emotionally,” coach Drury commented after the game, “Our kids played so hard, giving everything they had.
“I hate that we couldn’t pull it out for our sophomore’s tonight … they gave us their all. And that’s what’s important to me.”
PSC ended their season with a 12-15 overall record.