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Women’s Basketball Routs the Wolves on Senior Day, 73-45
SU recognizes its seven seniors, who have combined for 6,078 career points
Courtesy of Shippensburg University
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Shippensburg University women’s basketball team honored its seven seniors before its regular-season home finale on Saturday and proceeded to post a convincing victory over visiting Cheyney, defeating the Wolves 73-45 in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division matchup from Heiges Field House.

Shippensburg (22-5, 17-4 PSAC) led by 20 points through three quarters and by as many as 30 points in the fourth quarter to win its 17th consecutive game. SU limited Cheyney (5-17, 5-16) to just 26.7-percent shooting, and the 45 points allowed by the Raiders marks the eighth time this season that they have held an opponent under 50 points in a game.

Cheyney hung with the Raiders through much of the first half, trailing by just three points (18-15) with 5:44 remaining in the second quarter. Shippensburg, however, closed the second quarter on a 16-4 run to lead by 15 points at halftime.

The day was one of special recognition for the SU senior class – a group that has combined for 6,078 career points in a Raider uniform. All five senior starters posted double figures on the day, with senior Lauren Gold (Elkins Park, Pa./Abington Friends) pacing the group with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range. Gold matched a season high with her five three-pointers, doing so for the fourth time on the year.

Logan Snyder (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County) scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting to complement six assists and four rebounds. Post players Stephanie Knauer (Hatfield, Pa./North Penn) and Morgan Griffith (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg Area) each scored 10 points – Knauer had a team-high seven rebounds, while Griffith had six rebounds and tied a career high with four assists.

Colleen Young (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood) scored 11 points, all in the second half, and is now just 20 points shy of becoming the fifth Raider senior starter to reach 1,000 points in a career. Haley Scullion (Chalfont, Pa./Archbishop Wood) was outstanding in 17 minutes of play with six points on 3-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, and two steals. Chanice Lee (Port Tobacco, Md./Bishop McNamara) added a rebound and an assist.

Overall, Shippensburg was a highly-efficient 8-of-15 (53 percent) from three-point range. SU shot 48 percent overall from the field.

The Raiders finished the regular season with a 14-1 record at home, its best mark inside Heiges Field House since the 1997-98 season. Over the last two seasons, SU is 27-3 inside the friendly confines.

Shippensburg concludes the regular season at 6 p.m. Wednesday when it travels to East Stroudsburg for a matchup with the Warriors.

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