With 1st place on the line in the MCAC South Division Anoka-Ramsey (20-5, 8-2 MCAC) shot 18-70 from the field. It allowed Western Tech (16-5, 10-0 MCAC) to jump out to a 14-2 lead, and they pulled away in the 2nd half for 59-46 victory. Lexi Schmidtknecht came off the bench to score 15 points for the Cavaliers.
Western Tech had a balanced offensive attack as only two players reached double figures for the Cavaliers. Kerrigan Lyga was the only other player with 11 points. Lyga, Casey Moger, and Schmidtknecht all grabbed 7 rebounds for Western Tech, who outrebound Anoka-Ramsey 48-38.
The Golden Rams kept it close going into the 4th quarter down by 6 points. As the game approached crunch time, and Anoka-Ramsey was forced to foul, Western Tech stepped to the line and hit their free throws going 10-12 in the final 2:30 of the game.
With the win, Western Tech secured first place in the MCAC Southern Division and will host the NJCAA Region XIIIA tournament March 2-3 in LaCrosse, WI.
The Golden Rams finish the regular season on the road against Ridgewater College on February 23rd.