LHU women’s basketball: Big fourth quarter helpsHaven knock off Millersville
FROM STAFF REPORTS
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The Lock Haven University women’s basketball team (9-9, 5-7 PSAC East) used a huge fourth quarter to surge ahead of host Millersville University (6-12, 3-8 PSAC East) as the Bald Eagles were able to knock off the Marauders 81-69 Wednesday night in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Divisional action.
LHU and Millersville were knotted at 52 heading into the fourth quarter as The Haven and The Marauders traded the lead back and forth throughout the first three quarters. In the final period, Millersville scored the first five points of the quarter to jump out to a 57-52 lead.
Lock Haven then responded with a 29-12 run over the final eight minutes to turn that five-point deficit into an 81-69 victory to push LHU back to .500 on the year.
The Bald Eagles were led by a career night from Taylor Leidy (Alexandria, Pa./Juniata Valley) and a huge night from Bink Redman (York, Pa./William Penn). Leidy led the way for the LHU on the offensive end, scoring a career-high 19 points while knocking down a career-high three three-pointers. She also added three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Redman recorded a double-double for The Haven, scoring 10 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. She also added a block and a steal in the game.
Leidy and Redman highlighted four Bald Eagles in double figures as Nadia Romanchock (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) matched her career-high with 11 points to go with five rebounds while Ayanda McGill-Jefferson (Lancaster, Pa./J.P. McCaskey) added 10 points and five rebounds as well.
Jalyn Shelton-Burleigh (State College, Pa./State College) played a strong game, scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds. Rileigh Devine (Etters, Pa./Red Land) added nine points and led the team with three assists.
The Bald Eagles will travel to Nyack College Saturday (Jan. 26) for a non-conference contest (1 p.m.).