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Women’s basketball halts West Chester in their tracks

Breanna Crognale
Staff Writer

Despite falling to Lock Haven, the Lady Marauders plan to shine in the PSAC Tournament.
Despite falling to Lock Haven, the Lady Marauders plan to shine in the PSAC Tournament.

The Millersville women’s basketball team played host to the West Chester Golden Rams on Saturday. The Lady Marauders entered the game coming off a win against Bloomsburg and in a three-way tie for first place in their division.
A win against the Golden Rams would bring Millersville one step closer to hosting the PSAC Tournament. Unfortunately, the game did not get off to a good start as the girls fell behind early 8-0 before they managed to get on the board from Miesha Cousins scoring two off a layup.
The Marauders took their first lead of the game at 9:49 of the half and went into halftime with the 37-34 advantage.
It was all Millersville in the second half as the girls completely dominated the game and shut down the West Chester offense; while, outscoring their opponent 39-24 in the half.
Millersville led for the rest of the contest and never let the Rams back in, who at one point managed to cut the deficit to six, but were unable to get any closer. The girls went on to win 76-58.
The Lady Marauders played shut down defense and fired from all cylinders including from beyond the three point line, where Senada Mehmedovic made five of Millersville’s six three pointers. Contrastingly, West Chester made only four three pointers off of 19 attempts, shooting 21.1% from beyond the line. Millersville had 28 second chance points, compared to the Golden Rams 18 and had 25 points off turnovers to West Chester’s 14.

The Lady Marauders proved too big a hill to climb for the Rams.
The Lady Marauders proved too big a hill to climb for the Rams.

Millersville was led in scoring by Mehmedovic who had a game high 24 points, five steals and four assists. She was 5-12 from the three point line and was 8-22 for the game.
Right behind her was Aurielle Mosley with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Cousins who chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds. Mashira Newman added 10 points, three steals and three assists.
With the win Millersville extends their win streak to three games and remains in a three way tie for first place.
Their next game will be Wednesday February 13 against Cheyney, with tip off slated for 6 p.m.