Courtney Adams Scores another 20 but River Hawks Fall on Senior Day

Four Susquehanna seniors were honored prior to the start of Saturday's game against Drew.
Four Susquehanna seniors were honored prior to the start of Saturday's game against Drew.

Junior Courtney Adams scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to record her fourth double-double in the last five games but it was not enough as the Susquehanna University Women's Basketball team dropped a 62-49 decision to Drew University Saturday afternoon in a Landmark Conference game and Senior Day at the O.W. Houts Gymnasium in Selinsgrove.

Susquehanna (14-9 overall, 5-7 Landmark) fell behind early but came back to tie the score at 28-28 after the first half of play.

In the second half, Drew (9-14, 5-7) opened up a lead in the third quarter by limiting the River Hawks to just six points in the period and remained in control in the final quarter to post the win. The loss dropped Susquehanna into a tie with Drew in fifth place in the Landmark standings and both teams will need help to get into the postseason tournament.

The River Hawks will need to defeat Scranton Wednesday and fourth-place Elizabethtown on the road next Saturday to end the regular season to have a chance. The Blue Jays would need to lose at Catholic Wednesday. Drew will need to win its two final games and hope for Susquehanna to win forcing a three-way tie for the final spot with a tie-breaker procedure used to determine the final playoff spot.

Against Drew, the River Hawks fell behind 17-11 after the first 10 minutes and then flipped the score, winning the second quarter 17-11 to tie the game at 28-28 at the half.

The Rangers used a 13-2 run to start the third quarter to build a lead they would not relinquish.

The Rangers finished the game hitting 12-for-32 from the field including 3-for-9 from 3-point range in the second half. The River Hawks struggled with 9-for-34 from the field and 1-for-15 from 3-point distance over the final two quarters.

Adams led the River Hawks with her 21 points and 14 rebounds. Tess Nichols added 14 points and Bailey Trell scored seven. Senior Danielle Palazzi led the team with five assists, Nichols had four steals and Adams blocked six shots.

Susquehanna will play its final home game of the regular season Wednesday against Scranton before closing out the regular season at Elizabethtown next Saturday.