This week the Shippensburg women’s basketball team defeated West Chester University (7-15 PSAC East) on Wednesday night at Heiges Field House. Junior Aunbrielle Green had 19 points and 19 rebounds and recorded her third double-double of the season.
Green grabbed the most rebounds in a single game by a Raider since Morgan Griffith in 2015.
The Raiders (14-10 PSAC East) got out to a hot start in the game going on a 14 point run to start the first quarter. After the run, the Rams fought back and cut the lead down to 11 points at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Rams continued to get back into the game and cut the lead down to just a basket. However, the Raiders were able to expand the lead back up to six points headed into the second half.
In the second half, both teams went back and forth trading the lead multiple times throughout the third quarter. The Rams ultimately took the lead heading into the fourth quarter. However, in the fourth quarter the Raiders grabbed the lead and ran with it.
After a three-pointer from freshman Taja Colbert, SU had a three-point lead midway through the fourth. The Raiders hung onto the lead and ended up defeating the Rams 63-58.
On Saturday, the Raiders traveled to Lock Haven to face the Bald Eagles (10-12 PSAC East). The Raiders struggled in the first quarter putting up only six points.
In the second quarter the Raiders were able to cut into the deficit, but the Bald Eagles went on a run to end the quarter and ended the half with a 29-19 lead.
In the third quarter the Raiders were not able to cut into the lead as the Bald Eagles were able to expand their lead to 14 points in the quarter. The Raiders would go on to fall to the Bald Eagles 57-45.
With the two games this week, Shippensburg’s record stands at 14-10. The Raiders are back in action on Monday when they travel to West Chester University for a rematch against the Golden Rams.