This week, the Shippensburg Women’s basketball team dropped two of their three games against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) rivals West Chester, Kutztown and Mansfield.
Senior guard Ariel Jones scored 18 points in the Raiders’ win over Mansfield on Saturday.
On Monday night, the Raiders hosted West Chester. The Raiders got off to a hot start and started to build a lead. The Raiders led the Golden Rams 19-14 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Golden Rams fought back and outscored the Raiders 22-17. The game was tied at 36 going into halftime.
In the third quarter, the Raiders grabbed a lead again and outscored the Golden Rams 17-11. The Raiders led the Rams by four at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Golden Rams went on a run and outscored the Raiders 31-17. The Raiders fell to West Chester 80-70.
On Wednesday night, the Raiders traveled to Kutztown to play the Golden Bears. Wednesday’s game was not as close of a contest as Monday’s. The Raiders could not get anything going offensively, and the Golden Bears took advantage of it.
The Raiders scored a combined 19 points in the first half. The Raiders trailed the Golden Bears 37-19 at the end of the first half.
In the second half, the Raiders found a little bit of a scoring rhythm, but it did not matter. The Raiders scored 28 points in the second half. The Raiders lost the game to the Golden bears 74-47.
On Saturday, the Raiders traveled to Mansfield looking to get one win in the week. The Raiders found a good scoring rhythm in the first half and outscored the Mountaineers 49-26 at the end of the first half.
In the second half, the Raiders went on cruise control and defeated the Mountaineers 91-53.
The Raiders return to Heiges Field House on Wednesday to play Millersville at 6 p.m. Then on Saturday, the Raiders will host Bloomsburg at 1 p.m.
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