Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Huskies Eye Three-Game Streak, Look to Complete Season Sweep of Cheyney Wednesday

Women's Basketball

Bloomsburg (8-15, 5-12 PSAC) at Cheyney (5-16, 3-12 PSAC)
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Cope Hall | Cheyney, Pa.

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The Huskies look to win their third straight in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) play and complete their season sweep of Cheyney. Right now, Bloomsburg sits in fifth place in the PSAC East standings, while Cheyney is in eighth place.

This will be the 66th all-time meeting between Bloomsburg and Cheyney. BU leads the all-time series 50-15.

The Huskies defeated the Lady Wolves 69-60 back on Jan. 6 at the Nelson Field House, led by career days from Alyssa Mack(Walnutport, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) and Megan Brandt(Lebanon, Pa./Northern Lebanon). The Lady Wolves led 19-15 after one quarter and 42-37 at the half. In the first five minutes of the third quarter, Bloomsburg got within one point of a tie but Cheyney was able to fend it off and hold their lead. The game would stay close, with Cheyney leading 52-50 heading to the final quarter. Bloomsburg would lead by as many as nine on their way to their third Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) win of the season. As a team, The Huskies shot 44.4 percent (28-63) from the field, 42.9 percent (6-14) from long range and 58.3 percent (7-12) from the charity stripe. Bloomsburg also notched 16 points in the paint, nine off turnovers, and 13 on second chances. The Bloomsburg bench also out-scored their counterparts from Cheyney 20-12. Mack's 24 points on the day led all scorers and also was a new career-high. She made nine of 13 total field goals, including going 4-5 from long range. The nine buckets from the field also marked a new career-high for Mack. Brandt was the other Husky to score in double figures and also set a new career-high with 15 points. The freshman also notched a new career-high by pulling down nine rebounds. Bloomsburg won a tight battle on the boards 45-43, led by Taylor Montana(Berwick, Pa./Berwick) who hauled in 11 rebounds on the day. Taylor Sneidman (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) set a new career-high in the assist column dishing out six, while Meghan Corridoni (Exeter, Pa./Holy Redeemer)'s three helpers also marked a career-high.

Bloomsburg defeated Lock Haven 66-54 on Saturday (Feb. 3) to win their second straight conference game. The two teams began the game with a fast-paced first quarter that Bloomsburg won 18-16. Bloomsburg did most of its damage in the second quarter, doubling up Lock Haven 16-8. The quarter included a 7-0 run in a period of 4:49 of the final five minutes and change. The Huskies would take a 34-24 lead to the locker room. Bloomsburg would extend its lead to as many as 20 in the third quarter, and carried an 11-point lead to the fourth quarter. Lock Haven would get as close as nine in the final frame, but Bloomsburg would keep the lead at double-digits for the last seven minutes and change. In total, the Huskies shot 37.3 percent (22-59) from the field, 29.4 percent (5-17) from beyond the arc and a season-high 94.4 percent (17-18) from the free throw line. Mack led the scoring with 16 points, while Montana completed her second straight and third career double-double with a 13-point, 11-rebound effort. The sophomore did so on 5-10 shooting and a 3-4 night from the foul line. The Huskies earned a 47-31 advantage on the glass, including 18-13 on the offensive end and 29-18 on the defensive end. Marissa Molnar (Erie, Pa./McDowell) recorded her first career block in the win, while Corridoni dished out a career-best four assists. Four other Huskies shot perfect from the foul line, led by Mack's 8-8 effort.

Cheyney fell to Millersville at home on Saturday (Feb. 3) 77-72 in overtime. The two teams tied the first quarter 18-18, before Millersville took a four-point lead to the locker room after winning the second quarter 12-8. Cheyney would win the third quarter 19-15, before each team scored 16 points apiece in the fourth to send the game to overtime. In the extra session, Millersville used an 8- 0 run to pull away and get the road win. Four Lady Wolves scored in double figures, led by 22 points from TaKayla Ellis. Gianni Hill finished her day with 13 points, while Yasmine Dorrielan chipped in 12 and Octavia Hawkins added 10.

As a team, Bloomsburg shoots 39.9 percent from the field, 27.3 percent from downtown and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. They score 58.3 points per game, while their scoring defense averages 63.8 points per game and ranks fifth in the PSAC. Montana leads the individual scoring effort with an average of 9.5 points per game, while Mack averages 8.7 points per game. Bloomsburg hauls in 37.5 rebounds per game, while opponents grab 38.3 boards per game against them. Montana also leads the individual rebounding effort with an average of 6.5 per game. Corridoni is second on the team pulling down an average of 4.6 rebounds per game. Emma Saxton (York, Pa./Central York) is the team's leader in assists with 46, while Mack is second with 42. Eight other Huskies have recorded double-digit helpers on the season. Saxton and Brandt are tied for the team lead in steals with 15-apiece, while Lauren Oeth (Doylestown, Pa./Germantown Academy) is second on the team with 12. Corridoni is the team's leader in blocks with 22, while Montana is the only other player to register double-digits with 16. Saxton is the team's leader in minutes played with an average of 24.4 per game. Montana (21.6), Corridoni (20.3) and Mack (20.1) are the only others to average at least 20 minutes per game.

The Lady Wolves shoot 36.9 percent from the floor, 28.3 percent from long range and 66.0 percent from the foul line. Cheyney scores 62.8 points per game, while giving up 75.7 points per game. Two players score in double figures, led by 13.2 points per game from Ellis. Dorrielan is the other player to average double-figures with a mark of 10.1 points per game. Cheyney is the third-best rebounding team in the country with a mark of 39.5 boards per game, while giving up 41.9 rebounds per game to opponents. Dorrielan is the individual rebounding leader with a mark of 9.4 boards per game, Marlon Herring is second on the team in rebounding with an average of 7.2. Ellis is the team's assist leader with 51, while Hill is second on the team with 46. Four other players have registered double-digit helpers on the season. Ellis and Hill are tied for the team lead in steals with 32, while Jamyra Maye also has 30. Five others have recorded at least 10 steals on the year. Dorrielan is also the team's leader in blocks with 44. Ellis is also the team leader in minutes played with an average of 31.2. Four others log at least 20 minutes per game.

The Huskies return home to the Nelson Field House on Saturday (Feb. 10) to take on division rival Millersville. Tip-off is slated for 1:00 p.m.

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