The Shippensburg women’s basketball upset the Bloomsburg Huskies (11-4 PSAC East) on Wednesday night in Heiges Field House.
ESU came into Wednesday nights clash in first place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern division (PSAC East). Destiny Jefferson led the Raiders in scoring in the game with 23 points in the game.
The first quarter was competitive. The Raiders had the lead for the entire first quarter. The Huskies were able to cut the lead down to two points throughout the quarter, but the Raiders held on to a four-point lead into the second quarter.
In the second quarter, SU put the pedal down on the Huskies. The Raiders expanded their lead in the second to double digits. In the final seconds of the first half Lauren Pettis made a layup as the Halftime horn sounded and Shippensburg went into halftime in the lead 30-19.
The third quarter the Raiders continued to dominate the Huskies. The Raiders got most of their points from inside the paint with a few shots from outside the arc from Jefferson. The Raiders expanded their lead into the fourth quarter 57-37.
In the fourth quarter the Raiders continued to expand their lead over the Huskies. The Raiders got the lead up to 30 points multiple time throughout the fourth quarter. The Raiders finished off the Huskies with a final score 79-51.
On Saturday, the Raiders traveled to East Stroudsburg to face with another PSAC East rival East Stroudsburg.
Unfortunately, the Raiders could not carry the momentum of Wednesday nights win into the game against the Warriors (2-15,1-13). The Raiders struggled in the first quarter scoring only seven points in the quarter. The Raiders had a fourteen-point deficit heading into the second quarter down 21-7.
In the second quarter, SU cut into the Warriors lead but a three-pointer by Gieordano Bianca sent the Raiders into the halftime locker room down 42-18. In the second half the Raiders could not cut into the Warriors lead and they eventually fell to Warriors 62-43.
With the loss the Raiders fall to a record of 10-8. The Raiders return to the court on Monday when they host Seton Hill University at 7 p.m. at Heiges Field House.