Saturday, January 6, 2018

Wilkes Women’s Basketball Falls to Manhattanville in MAC Freedom Home Opener

Wilkes University women’s basketball
WILKES-BARRE – The Wilkes University women’s basketball team fell to Manhattanville 93-38 in a Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom (MAC Freedom) contest at the Marts Center Saturday afternoon.

Wilkes is now 3-8 overall and 0-2 in MAC Freedom action while Manhattanville improved to 9-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

Sophomore Vanessa Whitecavage led the Lady Colonels with seven points after making her Wilkes debut on Wednesday. Amber Grohowski scored a season-high six points and Gianna Roberts led the team with six rebounds.

Wilkes shot 70.4 percent from the free-throw line going 19-of-27. Alyssa Alfano was a perfect 4-of-4 from the line for her four points. Roberts, Emily Sofranko, Kelsey Yustat, and Sierra Smith also scored four points each.

Sarah Coutu led Manhattanville with 26 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Nancy Caballero added 15 points and seven rebounds.

The Lady Colonels are back in action Monday night when they travel to Penn State Hazleton for a non-conference game slated for a 6:00 p.m. tip-off.

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