The Shippensburg women’s basketball team overcame a sluggish first half start to overcome No.3-seed Millersville University, 60-54, in a regular season contest at Heiges Field House on Wednesday night
Coming off a big game on Saturday, Sarah Strybuc continued her scoring ways as she netted 20 points, including two big 3-pointers in the first half that helped catapult SU from the brink of utter collapse.
Shawna Wert and Dana Wert also made their presence felt on the court, both making clutch shots in the second half. Shawna finished the game with 15 points.
SU, the newly claimed No. 4 seed in the PSAC East had a hard time getting anything going, falling behind early, but eventually arose and began the seesaw battle for the lead. MU would go on a 10-0 run to make it 28-22 but SU would go on a run of its own and would score a last second jumper to tie it at 32 at the half.
The tug-of-war continued early in the second half but SU pulled away with big threes from Strybuc and Dana Wert.
Strybuc hit two jumpers late in the game to cement the victory for SU.
Monae Baker followed up her 15-point and nine rebound game against Cheyney last Saturday with an 11-point, 8-rebound game against the Marauders. Baker continued to be a presence in the post and has settled in a late-season groove. She currently has double-doubles in four out of her last six games.
SU was 14-17 from the stripe in the first half, one of its best free-throw performances to date.
The Raiders fell to the Bloomsburg University Huskies Tuesday night, 69-61.
SU senior, Monae Baker ended her college career with a double-double and was 100 percent from the stripe.
The Raiders trailed at the half and could not gain the lead. Despite SU’s efforts to contain the Huskies’ main scoring threats, BU came out on top, ending the Raiders’ journey to the PSAC Women’s Basketball Championship.
SU seniors Lindsay Howard and Erin Varley also played in their last collegiate game.