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Shippensburg continues winning streak

Courtesy of Shippensburg Athletics

Women’s Basketball Wins Eighth Straight With Home Win Over ESU, 79-65
SU wins eighth straight game by shooting 58 percent from field with 22 assists

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Shippensburg University women’s basketball team shot 58 percent from the field on Wednesday night, as all five starters scored at least eight points in a 79-65 victory over East Stroudsburg in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division matchup from Heiges Field House.

Shippensburg (13-5, 8-4 PSAC) won its eighth straight game with strong passing – posting assists on nine of its 10 field goals in the first quarter en route to a 23-12 lead after just 10 minutes of play. The Raiders finished with 24 assists – its second-most in a game this season.

After an even second quarter, Shippensburg used an early 14-2 run in the third quarter to lead by as many as 24 points down the stretch. SU shot 10-of-12 (83 percent) in the third quarter to gain the decisive edge.

Senior Morgan Griffith (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg Area) scored 20 points, shooting 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from three-point range. Graduate Stephanie Knauer (Hatfield, Pa./North Penn) had eight points, seven rebounds and four assists – she is now just 12 points shy of cracking the all-time Top 10 scoring list at Shippensburg.

Senior Colleen Young (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood) was excellent once again, scoring 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go along with four assists and two rebounds. Young is averaging 15.6 points and shooting just shy of 60 percent (37-of-62) from the field over her last six games.

Wednesday marked another splendid all-around performance for senior Logan Snyder (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County), whose hustle resulted in nine points (3-of-5 shooting), eight rebounds, five assists, and tying a career high with four steals. Also from the guard spot, senior Lauren Gold (Elkins Park, Pa./Abington Friends) had 10 points and five assists.

Senior Haley Scullion (Chalfont, Pa./Archbishop Wood) was strong in her 19 minutes off the bench, scoring eight points including a career-high 4-of-4 performance at the free-throw line. Scullion also had three assists and two rebounds. Junior Kristin McGeough (Carnegie, Pa./Chartiers Valley) also had four points and three rebounds.

The Raiders posted a decisive 40-18 advantage on points in the paint, continuing their strength, as East Stroudsburg (9-7, 5-7 PSAC) was playing without All-PSAC forward Allison Howard for the second straight game. The Warriors got 22 points from Noelle Powell and 12 from Rachel Falkowski but shot 6-of-24 (25 percent) from three-point range as a team.

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