After an eight day break for the Shippensburg University women’s basketball team, the rest proved beneficial as it knocked off Bowie State University 80–71.
The Raiders kept up their high scoring mentality as they have only scored less than 76 points once — in their lone loss to Goldey-Beacom College.
On Sunday, everything clicked for the Raiders.
Four players scored in double figures with Stephanie Knauer leading the way with 20 points on 6-for-8 shooting.
The sophomore also contributed 15 rebounds to record her third double-double of the season.
Also coming up big for the Raiders was Sarah Strybuc, who notched 16 points and seven assists.
Freshman Lauren Gold recorded 19 points and five assists while sophomore Caitlyn Deeter also contributed 10 points on the Raiders’ overall team effort.
The Raiders as a team shot 22-for-51 from the field, good enough for a 43.1 shooting percentage. SU also shot 29.4 percent from beyond the arc, but where it won the game once again was the free-throw line.
The team shot 32-for-45 from the line for 71.1 percent compared to the Bulldogs’ lack luster 5-for-16 from the charity stripe.
The Raiders will get back into action on Saturday when rival Bloomsburg University comes to Heiges Field House. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.