Friday, January 26, 2018

Lycoming College Warriors Women's Basketball head to Widener looking to get closer to playoff slot

Tori Talanca and the Warriors head to Widener on Saturday.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Looking to rebound from a narrow loss to 20th-ranked Messiah, the Lycoming College women's basketball team will head to Widener University on Saturday, Jan. 27, looking to get closer to its third straight MAC Commonwealth Tournament appearance.

The Warriors (13-5 overall, 7-3 MAC Commonwealth) were led by 11 points and 17 rebounds from senior Shelby Muellerin the 54-45 defeat to Messiah. Sophomore Hailey Dayton also added nine points and sophomore Akilah McFadden posted six points, eight rebounds and five assists.

The Pride (9-9 overall, 3-6 MAC Commonwealth) are coming off a 67-52 loss at Albright on Jan. 20 where sophomore Devan Rimmer led the team with 14 points.

Warriors Notes
• The Warriors' magic number to clinch a spot in the MAC Commonwealth Championship is four. Any number of Lycoming wins or losses by the sixth-place team (Widener) will lower the number.

• With a win, the Warriors improve to 8-3 in conference play for the first time since 1997-98.

• With a win, the Warriors can reach 14 wins before Feb. 1 for the first time in program history.

• With 1,163 career points, senior Shelby Mueller needs seven more to tie Julia Antonelli (2010-14) for fifth in school history.

• Mueller is one double-double shy of becoming the fifth player in school history to post 10 in a season.

• Sophomore Akilah McFadden is 12 points shy of reaching 500 in her career.

• With 32 made 3-pointers this season, sophomore Morgan Mader is two shy of reaching the top 15 in the school's single-season record book.

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