This week the Shippensburg women’s basketball team defeated the top team in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference West Division (PSAC).
The Raiders defeated Seton Hill University on Monday in Heiges Field House 69-65. Aunbrielle Green led the Raiders in scoring with 17 points.
The Raiders got out to a quick lead in the first quarter. They established a 10-point lead going into the second quarter. In the second quarter both teams tightened up defensively. Neither team was able to score for the first two minutes of the quarter.
In the remainder of the first half the Griffins tried to cut into the lead and brought it down to six points.
However, SU was able to go on a run and expanded the lead into the second half 41-23.
In the third quarter the Griffins pulled closer. The Griffins were able to bring their deficit back down to ten points heading into the final quarter. The fourth quarter was very competitive but the Raiders were able to hang on and defeat the Griffins 69-65.
On Wednesday night, the Raiders looked to keep their momentum from the win on Monday night against Millersville University but the game did not start out well for the Raiders. In the first quarter the Raiders allowed the Marauders to get a 13-point lead heading into the second.
From there things only got worse for the Raiders in the second quarter as the Marauders extended their lead to 20 points at the end of the quarter.
The second half the Raiders continued to struggle. The Marauders continued to go on multiple scoring runs through the third and fourth quarters and Shippensburg eventually fell to the Marauders 61-42.
The Raiders looked to rebound off Wednesday night’s loss on Saturday when they hosted Mansfield University on Alumni Day.
In the first quarter the Raiders grabbed the lead and would hold on to it for the remainder of the game. The Raiders lead the Mountaineers 19-12 at the end of the first quarter and in the second quarter the Raiders would stay in front, going into the second half 29-24.
In the second half the Raiders expanded their lead and brought it up to double digits at the end of the third quarter. The Raiders finished off the Mountaineers 65-47.
Four Raiders scored in double figures in the win. Junior Lauren Pettis led with 14 points and nine rebounds while fellow junior Green scored 11 points and equaled Pettis’ rebound total.
Senior Destiny Jefferson scored 12 points and added four rebounds and six assists. Freshman Taja Colbert was the final Raider in double figures with 10 points.
With the wins the Raiders improved their record to 12-9. The Raiders return to court on Wednesday when they face West Chester University at 6 p.m. at Heiges Field House.