Troy Senior Caitlyn Ramirez (Seminole Nation) Ends College Career with NCAA Opening Round Loss to Mississippi State

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – The No. 15-seed Troy women’s basketball team had its season come to a close on Friday in Humphrey Coliseum as No. 2 Mississippi State knocked off the Trojans, 110-69, in the NCAA Tournament First Round.

Mississippi State (30-4) closed the first half on a 21-1 run to take control of the game and never looked back. The Bulldogs made 12 3-pointers in the game and held the Trojans to just 5-of-31 (16 percent) shooting from beyond the arc. Blair Schaefer carried MSU early making her first four shots of the game including three 3-pointers; she finished with a game-high 21 points.

Troy (22-11), which made its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, held its ground with a 21-point first quarter and trailed by just six at the end of the opening frame. However, the offense went cold in the second quarter making just 1-of-13 shots to end the half. Claresa Banks scored 15 points to lead the Trojans, while Amber Rivers entered late and added 11. For the second consecutive season, Troy set a program single-season record for 3-pointers with 247.

Senior Caitlyn Ramirez (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma) recorded four rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Ramirez ends her year second in Troy’s single-season history with 342 rebounds; and finishes her career third in the school’s Division I career record book with 692 rebounds.

The Trojans now look to the 2017-18 season where they will need to replace seven seniors including Ramirez, a two-time All-Sun Belt selection.

4 Comments on Troy Senior Caitlyn Ramirez (Seminole Nation) Ends College Career with NCAA Opening Round Loss to Mississippi State

  1. melochehobia@yahoo.com' Meloche Hobia // March 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm //

    I’m so proud of you little cousin… You’ve accomplished so much and overcame so much to get where your at.. Hold your head high cause your a great inspiration to alot of your little cousins here in Oklahoma.. Proud of you!!

  2. rirma943@gmail.com' Irma ramirez // March 19, 2017 at 6:31 pm //

    I’m so proud of my NIECE … OMG I’m so proud of you. God is always with you. You have a brite future. Keep reaching for the stars we love in oklahoma auntie Irma and kids n Michael

  3. Jerryskaggs@att.net' Jerry skaggs // March 20, 2017 at 10:51 am //

    I watched her playing in the 8th. Grade where her school won state championship…..awesome young lady

  4. whiteshirtwendy@gmail.com' Wendy Whiteshirt // March 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm //

    Omg Caitlyn I’m very proud of u! U may not remember me but I will never forget u, I watched u being born n right by ur mom’s side trying to help ur dad out n coaching ur mom to do her breathing lol. U have become an awesome role model to ur generation n to all the native americans. Ur dad is smiling his usual ear to ear smile n heaven. Love u

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