Women's Basketball Suffers First Loss of Season to Lycoming

Janine Conway scored 11 for Susquehanna in the final home game of the season
Janine Conway scored 11 for Susquehanna in the final home game of the season

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Susquehanna University women's basketball team shot just 28-percent in the second half while it was outscored 34-22 as it fell to Lycoming College, 66-53, Sunday afternoon at Lamade Gymnasium.

It's the first loss of the season for Susquehanna (3-1) as it won its first three games of the season.

The Warriors (4-1) built an eight-point second quarter lead with 3:50 to go before halftime, but the River Hawks closed on an 11-4 run to cut the deficit to one, making it 32-31.

A quick 10-2 run to start the third quarter for the Warriors put Susquehanna behind by nine and the River Hawks could only close the gap to four points later in the third and just six with 6:04 to go in the fourth quarter. Lycoming then closed the game on a 14-7 run to put the River Hawks away.

Just two Susquehanna players finished in double-figures, with no starter scoring more than eight. Junior Angie Schedler and freshman Janine Conway each led Susquehanna off the bench with 11 points apiece as the bench scored 27 of Susquehanna's 53 points. Sophomore Bailey Trell led the Susquehanna starters with eight points and a team-high four assists. Senior Nicole Gault added six points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Lycoming out rebounded Susquehanna 41-33 but an 11-2 offensive rebound advantage doomed the River Hawks as the Warriors scored 11 second chance points, all of which came in the second half. Lycoming also took 17 more shots than Susquehanna. The River Hawks were able to get out in the open court, though, as it scored 18 fast break points.

Susquehanna still has one more game before the calendar flips to December as it returns home to take on King's (Pa.) Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a non-conference match-up.