Friday, January 5, 2018

Women's Basketball - Huskies Set to Entertain Cheyney in Saturday PSAC Matinee

LAST MEETINGThe Huskies picked up a 62-48 win at Cheyney back on Jan. 28, 2017 in the second game of last year's season series. Bloomsburg doubled up Cheyney 16-8 in the first quarter, before being out-scored 24-9 in the second to give Cheyney a 32-25 lead at the half. The Huskies would out-score Cheyney 20-9 in the third quarter and 17-7 in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Marissa Molnar (Erie, Pa./McDowell) led the Huskies in the scoring department, logging a career-high 14 points on the day. Alex Ross(Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) added 11, Taylor Sneidman(Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) also scored 10 points in the game.

The Huskies fell to Kutztown 53-45 in PSAC action on Wednesday (Jan. 3). Kutztown led 11-6 after one quarter and 27-21 at the half. Bloomsburg responded by out-scoring the Golden Bears 13-9 in the third quarter, but the home team still had a 36-34 lead heading to the final 10 minutes. Bloomsburg tied the game at 38 early in the fourth, but Kutztown was able to pull away for the win. The Golden Bears led by as many as nine in the final frame. As a team, the Huskies shot 36.0 percent (18-50) from the floor, 30.0 percent from downtown (3-10) and just 37.5 percent from the free throw line (6-16). Emma Saxton (York, Pa./Central York) led Bloomsburg with 12 points in the game, and Taylor Montana (Berwick, Pa./Berwick) was the other Husky in double figures with 11. Five other Huskies scored in the contest. The Huskies lost a tight rebounding battle 38-36, while winning on the defensive glass 27-26. Montana pulled down a team-high eight rebounds on the night, including six on the defensive glass. Meghan Corridoni (Exeter, Pa./Holy Redeemer) and Marianna Maldonado (Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) each tied career-high marks with two assists apiece, while Sneidman tied a career-high with two three-pointers. Montana's 32 minutes on the night were a team-high and also a career high.
The Lady Wolves won on the road at Clarion Wednesday night (Jan. 3) 63-60 to get their first conference win of the season. Cheyney led by five after the first quarter and at the half, and after being out-scored in the third quarter 16-13 led by just two. They out-scored Clarion 16-15 in the final frame to earn the road win. Three Lady Wolves scored in double figures in the win, led by 15 points from Jamyra Maye. TaKayla Ellis added 14 in the win, while Yasmine Dorrielan contributed 11.

The Huskies average 55.1 points per game, while being third in the PSAC in scoring defense with a mark of 60.2 points per game. Individually, Montana leads the team in scoring with an average of 8.0 points per game. Corridoni is second on the team in scoring, averaging 7.5 points per game. Alyssa Mack (Walnutport, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) (6.5) and Saxton (6.2) are the other main scorers for the Huskies. Bloomsburg pulls down 37.6 rebounds per game as a team, while opponents grab 39.8 boards per game against them. Montana also leads the rebounding effort, hauling in 5.5 rebounds per game. Leah Myers (York, Pa./Eastern York) (4.7) and Corridoni (4.4) each pull down over four boards per game as well. Four Huskies have recorded at least 20 assists on the year, led by Sneidman's 27. Payton Spadaccino (Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock South) (25), Saxton (22) and Mack (22) are the others with at least 20, while Myers (17), Megan Brandt (Lebanon, Pa./Northern Lebanon) (15) and Lauren Oeth (Doylestown, Pa./Germantown Academy) (12) have also recorded double-digit helpers. Sneidman and Brandt are the only players with double-digit steals on the year, each having 12. Corridoni leads the blocking effort with 13 blocks on the season.

The Lady Wolves score 59.4 points per game, while giving up 75.8 points per game. Individually, Ellis is the only player to average double-digit scoring with a mark of 12.8. On the glass, Cheyney is eighth in the league in rebounding pulling down 39.2 boards per game. Opponents grab 41.4 rebounds per game against them. Dorrielan leads the individual rebounding effort, pulling down 9.3 boards per game. Two players have at least 30 assists on the year, with Ellis having 34 and Maye having 30. Gianni Hill (16) and Marlon Herring (10) are the other players with double-digit assists. Four Lady Wolves have recorded double-digit steals on the season, led by Hill's 19. Eills (17), Herring and Maye (16 each) are the others. Dorrielan also leads the team with 31 blocks on the season.

Bloomsburg will have just one day off before welcoming West Chester to the Nelson Field House on Monday (Jan. 8). Tip-off for that game is slated for 5:30 p.m.

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