WEST CHESTER >> Evidently Wednesday’s PSAC East ladies’s hoop match at Hollinger Area Home was among the many high two groups within the division.
Sadly for West Chester it was slightly higher to go to Shippensburg, 83-70 in a well-played and really aggressive seesaw battle of late. The Raiders beat WCU 15-3 to complete a sport that featured 11 attracts and eight management modifications.
“Some optimistic issues got here out of the sport. “We performed with excessive power and depth,” stated younger Anna McTamney.
However West Chester head coach Kiera Wood stated, “We do not do morale victories. (Shippensburg) are staff and we knew it was going to be a warfare. The ultimate rating didn’t present what sort of battle it actually was.”
The Golden Rams are down 4-4 (7-7 total) at PSAC East and two in a row. Nonetheless, WCU got here into the sport in a four-way draw for second-place, behind first-place Shippensburg (7-1, 12-2).
“We’re a proficient staff, however we have now to indicate everybody within the league that we’re proficient and switch it right into a win,” McTamney stated.
After only one level (68-67) at 4:11, the Rams had 5 consecutive vacancies and the Raiders conceded 9 objectives in a row to safe the win. West Chester’s solely bucket the remainder of the way in which was younger Emily McAteer’s 3-pointer. In complete, the Rams have failed to attain in 10 of their final 11 positions.
“I do not suppose we’re out of fuel,” Wood stated. “Three of these positions, we have been making an attempt to get one thing quick and we could not knock them down and we needed to foul.”
The Raiders have been up 9 factors in the midst of the primary half, however the Rams got here again and had a 39-37 lead at halftime. And as West Chester sped by means of the doorways to begin the second half, the lead was as much as eight. However Shippensburg instantly went right into a collection of 18-2, main three-quarters 62-55.
“We had a lead within the third quarter and we let (Shippensburg) come again by storm,” Wood complained. “It is form of arduous to recover from an 18-2 streak. We have now to get higher in these elements of the sport in order that we do not have as a lot strain to be excellent within the fourth quarter.”
The Rams made a last surge that resulted in a 3-pointer from sophomore Alexis Ambonizio that reduce the margin to at least one and decided the end.
“We have been damage by not being behind, however we have now to be taught and perceive that it should not dictate the sport – we nonetheless must get again on the defensive and get stops,” stated McTamney, who trailed WCU by 20 factors. factors and 10 boards.
Leah Johnson added 18 factors and 6 assists, earlier than McAteer fouled 14 factors and Michelle Kozicki 11 factors. The Rams trailed behind with 36-31 rebounds and misplaced the turnover battle (18-10), however outpaced the Raiders by 0.483 to 0.433.
Ariel Jones led all scorers with 28 factors, and Shippensburg dropped thrice extra free throws (21) than WCU tried (7).
“Actually, I feel we obtained hit too and did not get among the identical calls,” Wood defined. “Shippensburg is an inside staff and when (Kozicki) fouled, they actually went in and obtained some fouls.”
Shippensburg 83, West Chester 70
Shippensburg 22 15 25 21 — 83
West Chester 20 19 16 15 — 70
SHIPPENSBURG – Miller 1-5 2-2 4; Pettis 8-12 5-8 21; Gibbons 4-6 2-2 14; Jones 9-21 6-6 28; George 3-13 4-4 12; Bait 1-2 0-0 2; Woodyard 0-1 0-0 0. Whole 26-60 21-24 83.
WEST CHESTER – McAteer 6-10 2-3 14; Warley 0-2 0-0 0; McTamney 8-18 3-3 20; Kozicki 5-6 1-1 11; Johnson 7-17 0-0 18; Abbonizio 2-5 0-0 5; Carter 1-1 0-0 2; Ross 0-1 0-0 0. Whole 29-60 6-7 70.
Trios: Gibbons 4, Jones 4, George 2, McTamney, Johnson 4, Abbonizio.
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