Women's Basketball 2013-2014 Schedule Released

The official Lakers Women's Basketball Schedule for the 2013-2014 Season has been released and is available for download here (will open a new window/tab).

Women's Basketball Newly Signed and Commitments for 2013-2014

Amber Smith, (transfer) Pitt-Johnstown, Morgantown WV

Bethany Dalton, (transfer) South Georgia Technical, Gasport England
Hunter Radford, Tucker High School, Parsons WV
Ayana Vaughn, Beaver Falls High School, Beaver Falls PA
Christiana Messi, Freedom High School, Woodbridge VA
Aleia Dewitt-Biggers, Freedom High School, Woodbridge VA
Tiara Washington, Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington DC
Linda Feilding, Thomas Stone High School, Waldorf MD
Nekole Shannon, Carver Vo-Tech HS, Baltimore MD
Anamaria Skaro, Croatia

Returning players for the Lady Lakers include:

Kristyn Wilson, Odessa College, Lubbock TX

Thank You, Lady Laker Sophomores!

The Lady Lakers finished the 2012-2013 season with a 10-10 record. Sophomores Terra McKenzie, Janice Bartley, Shameena Johnson, Hannah Hill, and Kailyn Woods proved that with good sophomore leadership a team can triumph through adversity. Coach Bogie said, “It was an honor for me to coach these girls. I hope that they have learned as much from me as I have from them in our short time together. No matter what you do in life be the best at it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and good luck.” Sophomores were honored at halftime on Saturday, February 23, 2013 during the Men’s Basketball game versus N.O.V.A.

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.”