By Chris McCree
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
Rebounds/ game: 4.2
After an 11-point effort during the first Patriot League women’s basketball game against Colgate last week, Shelby Romine ’14 netted a season-high 26 points at Lafayette on Saturday, carrying the Orange and Blue to their first two-game winning streak of the season. The sophomore guard shot an impressive 60 percent from the field, going three-for-four behind the three-point arc and 11-for-13 on free throws. Romine also dished out five assists and grabbed three rebounds for the Orange and Blue, while turning the ball over just one time during her 34 minutes of play.
Trailing by as much as 14 points in the contest and scoring just 21 points in the first 17 minutes of play, the Bison offense rallied behind Romine. In the second half alone, Romine scored 20 points, getting to the foul line 11 times and hitting two three-pointers to help the Bison outscore the Leopards by 15 in the final 20 minutes of play.
With her high scoring performance, Romine reached the 600-point scoring mark. In just her second year of play, Romine has already become a team leader and was appointed co-captain this season. She currently leads the team in both points and assists. Currently in the midst of a disappointing 4-21 season, the Orange and Blue will look to ride their mini-winning streak through the end of this season. Returning all but one player next season, Romine and the Bison will be poised for a successful run come the start of the 2012-2013 season.