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LHU: women’s basketball hits the road to face Shippensburg

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University women’s basketball team (11-11, 8-9 PSAC East) is set to face the Shippensburg Raiders (17-7, 14-4 PSAC East) in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East matchup this Saturday, February 15, with tip-off set for 1:00 p.m.

THE SERIES:

This is the second meeting between the Bald Eagles and Shippensburg this season, the first of which came on Jan. 25, a 71- 60 win for the Raiders. The first and second quarters played out as expected with two evenly matched teams, as Shippensburg took a two-point lead into the break. Marena Lonardi (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown) poured on the points in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders pulled away late to secure the victory.

Lock Haven is 2-2 in the last four meetings with Shippensburg, and are 5-11 against the Raiders dating back to 2010-11 season.

NEED TO KNOW:

The Raiders enter the weekend on a four-game win streak after downing the Millersville Marauders 84-79 last night (Feb. 12).

Shippensburg junior Ariel Jones was named the PSAC East Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week on Wednesday after averaging 35.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last week in a pair of wins for Shippensburg.

Lock Haven fell to Kutztown last Saturday (Feb 8.) 61-70 in a back-and-forth matchup. The Bald Eagles took an early lead, but Kutztown was able to separate themselves in the final minutes, fending off LHU’s offense to secure the victory.

Rileigh Devine (Etters, Pa./Red Land) led the Bald Eagles against the Golden Bears with a season-high 26 points, finishing in double-digits for the third consecutive game. Lonardi added 14 points, 12 of which came from outside the arc. Lonardi’s four three-pointers tied her career-high, which she set earlier that week when she recorded four 3’s against Mansfield on February 5.

Falling just one point short of a double-double, Bink Redman (York, Pa./William Penn) added nine points and 10 rebounds while tying a season-high 35 minutes on the court. Redman has now recorded 10 rebounds in two consecutive games.

UP NEXT: The Bald Eagles return home next week when they host local rival Bloomsburg at Thomas Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m.

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