River Hawks Women's Basketball Wins Conference Opener

River Hawks Women's Basketball Wins Conference Opener

BALTIMORE, Md. – After Goucher University cut a once 12-point deficit down to two with 59 seconds remaining, the Susquehanna University women's basketball team made 5-of-6 free throws in the final 37 seconds to come out with a 62-55 Landmark Conference win over Goucher University Saturday afternoon at Decker Sports and Recreation Center Arena.

Junior Angie Schedler continued her stellar play with a team high 17 points, 12 of which came in the second half, with four assists, four rebounds and three steals. Senior Lexi Biggs-Garcia and senior Nikki Komara were the other two River Hawks in double-figures as each scored 10 points. Biggs-Garcia had a team-high eight rebounds while Komara had seven rebounds, five assist and two steals. Komara is now just two points away from 900 in her career.  

Susquehanna shot 43 percent from the field while holding Goucher to 33 percent, including 29 percent in the first half when the River Hawks outscored the Gophers, 31-26. Susquehanna made 6-of-11 3-pointers as it allowed Goucher to make just two of its 12 attempts.

Susquehanna had its biggest lead at 12 points with 8:34 left in the fourth quarter on a Courtney Adams jumper then again at 7:59 on a Schedler 3. Goucher then went on a 9-2 run over the next three minutes to make it 53-48. At 3:15, Gouhcer started a 7-2 run down to 59 seconds to cut the Susquehanna deficit to two. But the River Hawks, thanks to its free throw shooting, ended the game on a 5-0 run.

After its second straight win, Susquehanna stays on the road for a non-conference matchup against Cabrini on Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m.