The Shippensburg Raiders women’s basketball team won its contest against the Cheyney UniversityWolves Saturday afternoon Jan. 28 at Heiges Field House.
SU entered the game alternating wins and losses in its last seven contests, while the Wolves had yet to win a game this season. Of the nine losses SU has had; five have been by five or fewer points. SU won both of its games against CU last season, and would look to extend its win streak against them to three games.
The game started in favor of the Wolves, with guard Aerie DeJesus sinking two consecutive 3-pointers. CU went on an 8-0 run to start the game when guard Dana Wert broke the scoreless streak with a 3-pointer.
SU could not find its stroke from the outside in the opening, and fell behind by nine halfway through the first half.
After tightening the defense and limiting offensive rebounds, the Raiders began to work the ball inside the paint, where Monae Baker dominated, capitalizing on eight of 10 shots, as well as converting on six out of six free throws.
The SU defense held the Wolves scoreless for almost three minutes, at which point SU took the lead, but the lead would not last long.
At the halftime buzzer, the lead had shifted three times, with SU taking the lead into the locker room 34-31.
The second half was very different, with the Raiders dominating all aspects of the game.
Sarah Strybuc started the second half off with a 3-pointer, which was immediately followed with a 3-pointer from CU’s Aerie DeJesus. SU held its lead throughout the entire second half and SU’s defense held the Wolves to a six minute scoring drought early in the half.
At one point in the half, SU held a 26 point lead and did not look back.
SU went on to win the game 71-53. In the previous two SU vs. CU games, the final scores were very similar with SU winning both games 77-51 and 76-51.