Women’s basketball travels to Kutztown for PSAC Round 2

(TIM WEIGHT/FOR THE EXPRESS) LHU’s Bink Redman attempts a free throw during an NCAA basketball game.

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University women’s basketball team will be on the road for the quarterfinals of the PSAC tournament this week when the Bald Eagles take on Kutztown. This will be the third game between the schools this season.

Lock Haven enters the game with a record of 15-13 this season after their win on Monday night, and 10-13 in PSAC play this season. Kutztown is the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. LHU will be looking to pull off a big upset on the road to advance to the semifinals. The last time Lock Haven was in the quarterfinals was back in 1991 when they defeated California (Pa.) University by the score of 93-74. Kutztown enters the game with an overall record of 17-11 and 14-6 in conference play during the regular season. Kutztown is 11-3 at home this season which is big, especially having a home playoff game.

Lock Haven lost both game to Kutztown during the regular season by scores of 66-55 and 88-61. LHU looks to change the tide on the Golden Bears this season and spoil their championship hopes on Wednesday.

On Monday, Lock Haven grinded out a big win against 5th seed East Stroudsburg. Both teams knew it was win or go home and Lock Haven edged ESU by a score of 72-65. Ahnera Parker led LHU in scoring with 21 points and adding 7 rebounds. Taylor Leidy had a big game as well scoring 20 points with 11 of those coming at the free throw line.

The scoring for LHU has been very even throughout the season. Ahnera Parker leads the team in scoring, averaging 13.6 points per game, which puts her 16th in the PSAC in scoring. Second on the team is Rileigh Devine. Rileigh is averaging 12.3 points per game and is four away from tying the school record in 3’s made. If she gets five she will break the record of 142 previously held by Suzie Baird. Next on the team is Taylor Leidy, who is averaging 9.7 points per game. She is coming off a game scoring 20 points against East Stroudsburg in the first round of the playoffs. She is also 11th in the PSAC in assist with 3.3 per game. Last Bink Redman has been a force rebounding the basketball this season. She is averaging 8.1 rebounds per game and that is good enough to put her 7th in the conference. She is also scoring 8.1 points per game this season.