RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph girls’ basketball team knew the 2017-18 season was going to be a learning curve.  The Lady Rams squad is young and inexperienced, with only one senior on the roster; a senior who missed her entire junior season with an injury.

Despite the team being mostly new to the varsity game, the girls have fought their way to a 4-5 record so far.

“Honestly, I’m very happy with where we are at, the team is growing every day in practice, and we can see them getting better,” said coach Pete Torres.  “That’s the fun part for me as a coach, seeing the growth and watching this young team mature.”

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Randolph played a tough Mendham team at home on Wed Jan, 10.  The Lady Rams battled and stayed within striking distance, down by only four points midway through the third quarter, but Mendham pulled away down the stretch to take a 41-28 victory.

“The effort today was great again, the team played hard as they have been doing the past couple weeks,” said Torres.  “We gave them a game plan today, but we didn’t execute it.  Turnovers hurt us, we told them Mendham was going to jump everything and we needed to fake and not turn and throw, but we didn’t do that well.”

Randolph did enjoy a good amount of balance on the offensive end, with eight girls in total putting up points on the game.  Olivia Turner and Samira Santana paced the team with six points apiece.

Randolph plays Morris Hills next, on the road Friday Jan 12.