When a team is in the hunt for a playoff spot capturing wins against subpar teams is crucial. The Shippensburg University women’s basketball team did just that when it stepped on the floor inside Heiges Field House on Wednesday evening.
An all-around dominant team effort aided the Raiders in an impressive 86–57 victory over Kutztown University.
It was all SU from the start. The Raiders held the lead for the entire game.
The game was only tied once six minutes into the contest, but senior Sarah Strybuc knocked down a 3-pointer to give SU a 9–6 lead. The Raiders never looked back from there.
SU controlled the first half, fabricating a 51.6 field goal percentage and an impressive 75 shooting percentage (6-for-8) from behind the arc in the first half allowing the Raiders to cruise into halftime with a more than comfortable 24 point lead.
Making baskets was the key to the Raiders’ success as three SU players posted double-digit scoring performances.
Lauren Gold led all scorers and set a career high with 24 points while notching three assists and four rebounds.
Other stellar performances came from Strybuc with 19 points along with Logan Snyder who contributed 17 points.
Snyder had a night she soon won’t forget. She set a career high in points (17), rebounds (seven), and 3-pointers (two).
With the victory, the Raiders are now 11–6 on the season and 5–2 in PSAC play. It was also the first time SU has won at home against the Golden Bears in almost four years.
The Raiders look to keep the ball rolling when they are back in action on Saturday at Millersville University. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.