Raiders take part in “Play 4 Kay” this Saturday
Saturday afternoon, the Shippensburg University men’s and women’s basketball teams will play the Wolves of Cheyney University, while honoring the Play 4 Kay event during the game.
The women’s team looks to stay hot after a come-from-behind victory over Lock Haven University Wednesday night.
In the first matchup, the Raiders trailed by one point at the half but managed to turn things around in the second half.
Stephanie Knauer, who notched 21 points, while Sarah Strybuc and Lauren Gold both recorded 18 points led the Raiders to an early season victory over the Wolves.
Knauer, Strybuc and Gold will look to lead the Raiders to their 13th overall victory on Saturday afternoon.
The men’s team is looking to avenge an early season loss to the Wolves. The Raiders held a slim lead at halftime but could not hold off a strong second half comeback. Abe Massaley and Jay Hardy led the way for the Raiders in the last game.
Joe Lococo will look to extend his streak of consecutive double-digit scoring games to 13 when the Raiders take on a struggling Wolves squad.
The Play 4 Kay event is in support of the Kay Yow Cancer fund. The Yow Cancer fund has raised about $8 million and donated nearly $3 million to various cancer research and research groups.
The event, named after former North Carolina State Women’s Basketball Coach, is in dedication to the great coach and her battle with breast cancer. Kay Yow had more than 700 wins as coach of NCS, and was inducted into several sport halls of fame. Kay Yow was a coach of the 1988 Gold Medal winning Olympic team, after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1987. After three bouts with the disease, Yow died in 2009.
The event in Heiges Field House on Saturday, Feb.1, will include giveaways, t-shirt toss and a halftime presentation that will feature the 2013 Field Hockey National Championship team.
Free admission will be given to fans wearing pinks and the first 400 fans that enter the game wearing pink will be given a pair of Raider sunglasses.
The women will get the action going with a 1 p.m. tipoff while the men will follow at 3 p.m.