It was a tough stretch last week as Shippensburg University women’s basketball lost two games by decisive scores — first to Jefferson College 84-49 and then to Holy Family 65-49.
Shippensburg played Jefferson at home on Wednesday. Jefferson was strong from the start of the game, and Shippensburg was unable to slow down Jefferson’s momentum.
Shippensburg has a 0-3 record so far this season, compared to Jefferson’s 3-0 record. Jefferson also reached the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 in the 2022-2023 season.
As Shippensburg Head Coach Kristy Trn said last week, her team had a lot of work to do this week prior to the faceoff against Jefferson.
Jefferson had a 12-point lead after the first quarter. Shippensburg had a scoring run of five points in the second quarter but could not catch up to Jefferson before halftime. Jefferson had a 22-point lead going into halftime.
Jefferson led by 37 points after the third quarter. Both teams scored 14 points each in the fourth quarter.
In just her third game with the Raiders, freshman Alexis Buie scored a career-high eight points for the team. Freshman Bella Chimienti also scored a career-high six points for the Raiders. Sophomore Ellie Goodwin scored six points for the team and tied her career-high of six rebounds.
On Saturday afternoon, Shippensburg played at Holy Family. Shippensburg could not catch up to Holy Family as they had a 17-point lead going into halftime.
Shippensburg outscored Holy Family 33-2 in the second half, which was not enough to send them into the lead. Shippensburg lost the game by 16 points.
Shippensburg’s next game is at home against Goldey-Beacom University on Tuesday. Game time is set for 7 p.m.