Raiders blow by Firebirds, 70–33
The Shippensburg University women’s basketball team used double-digit scoring efforts from two of its starters to rout the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Firebirds by a score of 70–33 at Heiges Field House.
Senior guard Colleen Young led the charge for SU, scoring a game-high 17 points. Young sank 8-of-11 attempted field goals and saw the most action for the Raiders, tallying up a total of 35 minutes. Young also collected a total of 4 assists during that span.
Senior forward, Morgan Griffith, netted the second-most points for SU on the night, scoring 12 points from four field goals and four free throws.
The Firebirds got out to a blazing start by going on a 7–2 run in the first two minutes of the game.
SU responded with authority, going on an 11–0 run that culminated with a Griffith lay-up. That lay-up gave the raiders a commanding 20–9 lead.
SU never looked back from there, and took a powerful 44–20 lead into the locker room at half.
The Raiders held UDC to just 13 points in the second half, outscoring them 26–13.
SU’s largest lead came in that second half when it led by 38 points with 4:42 remaining in the game.
SU saw a strong performance from its bench, with Junior Victoria Blackburn scoring 6 points off the bench.
The win brings to end an impressive November stretch for the Raiders. SU has jumped out to a record of 5–1 heading into December.
The game was also SU’s last home game of the fall semester. The Raiders will return home again on December 28, to face Philadelphia.
SU will now compete in three-straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) road games starting with a weekend match against Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The game is scheduled to tip off at 1 P.M. on Saturday from the Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Center at IUP.