Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Huskies Open New Year with Trip to Kutztown Wednesday


LAST MEETING
The Golden Bears defeated the Huskies 74-61 back on Feb. 22, 2017 at Bloomsburg's Nelson Field House. Three Huskies scored in double-figures in the loss, led by 23 points from Morgan Klunk. Taylor Montana (Berwick, Pa./Berwick) added 17, while Alex Ross chipped in 12.

 
LAST TIME OUT
The Huskies dropped their last PSAC contest at Lock Haven back on Saturday (Dec. 30) by a score of 66-57. The Bald Eagles led 16-15 after a tight, but back-and-forth first quarter. The two teams kept pace with each other in the second, going to the half with Lock Haven up 28-27 after 20 minutes. A cold-shooting third quarter ultimately doomed Bloomsburg, as the Huskies were out-scored 19-9 in the frame. Lock Haven held its double-digit lead for most of the fourth, with the Huskies getting as close as seven early on in the frame and within five later in the quarter. The Huskies shot 34.4 percent from the floor, just 19.0 percent from long range and 52.9 percent from the charity stripe. Montana led the Huskies in scoring with 15 points, while Meghan Corridoni (Exeter, Pa./Holy Redeemer) added 13. Leah Myers (York, Pa./Eastern York) also chipped in nine, while five other Huskies scored. The Huskies out-rebounded Lock Haven 44-41 in the contest. Montana also led the individual effort on the glass, pulling down a team-high eight. Alyssa Mack (Walnutport, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) and Myers each also dished out a team-high three assists in the loss.
 
Kutztown lost at West Chester back on Saturday (Dec. 30) 76-58 in PSAC action. Kutztown never recovered from a slow start, being doubled up 16-8 after one quarter. Three Golden Bears scored in double-figures in the loss, led by 15 points from Alexis Smith. Gabbi Wright scored 12, while Rylee Derr added 11.
 
SCOUTING BLOOMSBURG
The Huskies score 55.9 points per game, while being sixth in the PSAC giving up 60.8. Corridoni leads the team individually in scoring averaging 7.9 points per game, while Montana is second on the team with 7.8. Mack also averages at least seven points per game, with a mark of 7.1. As a team, Bloomsburg pulls down 37.8 rebounds per game, while opponents grab 39.9 per game against them. Montana leads the individual rebounding effort, pulling down 5.3 per game. Myers has also been active on the glass for the Huskies, bringing in 5.0 rebounds per game. Taylor Sneidman (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) leads the team in helpers with 26, while Payton Spadaccino (Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock South) is second on the team with 25. Both Mack and Emma Saxton(York, Pa./Central York) have also recorded at least 20 assists, with Mack totaling 21 and Saxton with 20. Corridoni is the only Husky with double-digit blocks on the season (12), while Megan Brandt (Lebanon, Pa./Northern Lebanon) leads the team in steals with 11.
 
SCOUTING KUTZTOWN
The Golden Bears average 66.8 points per game, while allowing 69.3 points per game. Two players average double-figures in scoring in Derr (11.8) and Smith (10.4). Kutztown pulls down 35.8 rebounds per game, while allowing 40.1 per game. Keifonna Ferguson leads the individual effort on the glass for Kutztown, grabbing 6.6 boards per game. Taylor Thames is tied for fifth in the conference with her team-high 42 assists, while Wright leads the team with 10 blocks. Six players have recorded double-digit steals on the season in Ferguson (16), Smith (15), Derr (14), Kalee Fuegel (14), Thames (10) and Jenna Widdicombe (10).
 
UP NEXT
Bloomsburg returns home to continue divisional play when they welcome Cheyney to the Nelson Field House. Tip-off for that game is slated for 3:00 p.m. 
 
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