Raiders increase win streak to 11 games
The Shippensburg University women’s basketball team swept its season series against Millersville University, beating the Marauders, 62–51.
SU hit the road Saturday, earning the team’s 11th-straight win. That marks the longest win streak by an SU women’s basketball team since 2001. The starting five shined for the Raiders, scoring 59 of SU’s 62 points.
A strong start has been a theme for the Raiders lately, and that was no different against Millersville. Shippensburg stormed out to a 23–7 lead in the first quarter, and did not give it up for the rest of the game.
Once again, Colleen Young starred for SU, scoring 18 points and grabbing four rebounds in the victory. Young was too valuable to be taken off the court, clocking in 38 minutes for the Raiders on the day.
The Raiders, who led by 25 in the third quarter, eased up on the gas a bit in the fourth. The Marauders stormed back to outscore SU 19–9 in the fourth, but the Raider’s lead was too great, and SU killed off the clock for the win.
SU’s rebounding game played a huge factor in creating second and third-chance opportunities. The Raiders picked up 34 rebounds on the day, with forwards Morgan Griffith and Stephanie Knauer leading the team with eight each.
Both Griffith and Knauer were offensive forces too, scoring a combined 26 points. Knauer scored 11 points in just 26 minutes of playing time. Five of her eight rebounds were on the offensive end of the court, which created more chances for the Raiders to pad their lead.
Shippensburg currently sits at No. 1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Division, with a record of 16–5. Shippensburg faces off next in a home matchup against the Golden Bears of Kutztown University this Wednesday.