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Snyder, Ship Women do it again

Shippensburg Women Streak to Eleven With Win at Millersville, 62-51
SU pulls away early with another fast start

Photos and story courtesy of Shippensburg Athletics

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The Shippensburg University women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 11 games Saturday with a 62-51 victory over Millersville in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division matchup from Pucillo Gymnasium.

SU (16-5, 11-4 PSAC) now owns the second-longest winning streak in the 18 seasons under head coach Kristy Trn (SU won 14 straight in 2000-01). With a win on Wednesday against Kutztown, SU will clinch a berth into the PSAC Tournament.

Shippensburg continued its first-quarter dominance Saturday by outscoring Millersville 23-7 in the opening period. Over the last eight games, the Raiders have won the first quarter by an average of 13 points per game (173-69). The Raiders extended their lead to 21 at the half with the five SU starters scoring all of the team’s 42 points. SU finished with 59 of its 62 points coming from the starters.

Senior Colleen Young (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood) led Shippensburg with 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting. She is now averaging 15.3 points over her last seven games. Senior Morgan Griffith (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg Area) totaled 15 points and eight rebounds while fellow senior forward Stephanie Knauer (Hatfield, Pa./North Penn) added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Senior Logan Snyder (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County) had nine points and six assists, which matched Millersville’s (7-12, 6-9) assist total as a team. SU finished with 16 assists as a team on its 24 field goals Saturday.

The Raiders attempted a season-high 23 three-point attempts, marking just the second time this season that SU tried more than 20 shots from beyond the arc. Griffith made a season-high three triples to lead the Raiders.

Saturday marked the 12th time this season that the Raiders have allowed less than 60 points in a game. SU is 12-0 in such games, while 4-5 in contests where it allows 60 or more points. During SU’s lengthy winning streak, the Raiders have allowed an average of 51.9 points per game.

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