Coach Works with Inmates

Garrett College interim Head Women's Basketball Coach Roy "Bogie" Boggess serves as player/coach in an exhibition game against a team of inmates at the Federal Correctional Institute in Morgantown WV. The FCI center currently houses minimum security inmates. The inmate teams is comprised of players with a high level of basketball skills and have displayed exemplary behavior among prison inmates. The FCI center offer a wide range of programs, including basketball, with the idea that participation in a variety of programs that teach marketable skills helps to reduce recidivism. Coach Bogie said "This is my 6th year organizing teams to play in the FCI center.It is always a highly competitive game that provides great entertainment for the prison population." This year Coach Bogie put together an all star team of former college players that included former WVU Mountaineers, Alex Ruoff and Josh Yeagar, as well as, former Garrett college standout JT Lewis. "This has been one of the most memorable places that I have played." said Alex Ruoff. Coach Bogie said "We are always treated with the utmost and respect. The inmates show great sportsmanship and all 400-500 spectators come out on the court to shake our hands and thank us for the entertainment." One inmate said "We are very appreciative of Coach Bogie taking the time to bring teams in here and give us a peice of the outside world again." The Ruckus Elite all start team came away with the hard fought victory 122-109.

Lady Lakers Claim Victory Over ACM

Thursday Feb. 7th at Home, Garrett Lady Lakers played Allegany College of Maryland in the CARC Gymnasium, “Home of Laker Nation.”

Janice Bartley led the Lady Lakers in points scoring 24 against Allegany. Garrett was up 37-31 during the first half. They continued playing strong, and finished with a win. Final score 66-69, and for the Lakers Shameena Johnson scored 15, Terra Mckenzie 10, Hannah Hill chipped in 9, Kailyn Woods also added 7, and Victoria Bonette with 4.

According to Head Coach Roy Boggess, “Kailyn Woods stepped up big for the team not only contributing 7 points, but also had 5 rebounds, 5 assist, 6 steals, and only 1 turnover.”

Lakers Allow Battlers to Stick Around

Rodrina Thorpe-Sheppard scored 22 points as Garrett held on to defeat the Alderson Broaddus junior varsity squad 63-58 at Garrett College on Monday December 3rd.

Garrett dominated the first half, leading 34-16 at the break, but Alderson Broaddus was a different team in the second half, outscoring Garrett 42-29 and nearly came back to win on the road.

For the Lakers, Shameena Johnson scored 15, Janice Bartley had 10 and Kailyn Woods chipped in nine. Terra Mckenzie also added 5 and Hannah Hill with 2.

Lady Lakers Lose by Narrow Margin

The Garrett College Women’s basketball team took on Columbus State CC (OH) and lost 57-48. The Lady Lakers trailed 21-28 at half and came out and took the lead 40-39 with 7:28 remaining in the 2nd half but troubled by turnovers and poor free throw shooting just couldn’t hold on. Garrett was lead in scoring by freshman Rodrina Thorpe-Sheppard with 18 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals. Shameena Johnson added 12 points and 8 rebounds while Terra McKenzie pulled down 9 boards & added 4 points for the Lakers. Janice Bartley scored 8 points and Victoria Bonette had 2.

Women Remain Unbeaten

The women’s basketball earned a win this week at home, up by three at the half 38-35, Westmoreland came out took the lead in the second half; only to watch it disappear in the final 3:30 of the game as Garrett defeated Westmoreland CCC 65-58. Terra McKenzie led all GC scorers with 20 points while Rodrina Thorpe-Sheppard put 19 points of her own. The Lady Lakers improved to 3-0 on the season as they received solid scoring efforts from Shameena Johnson with 9, Janice Bartley 6, Kailyn Woods 4, Essence Brown 3, and Hannah Hill and Victoria Bonette both with 2.