The women’s and men’s basketball teams traveled to Mansfield this past Saturday to take on the Mountaineers. The women came back with their seventh straight win, the men however were not as lucky, losing in overtime.
The Lady Marauders defeated Mansfield with a final score of 90-59. The ladies are now 19-6 overall and 16-5 for PSAC. Junior guard Senada Mehmedovic scored 23 of Millersville’s 90 points, a major improvement from the shut out at last Saturday’s game against Kutztown.
Redshirt senior Aurielle Mosley was the second leading scorer for the team tallying 17 points.
With a little over eight minutes remaining in the first half, Millersville was up 32-14, but in those final few minutes Mansfield was able to close the gap 41-35. With Mansfield only down by six going into the second half, the Marauders entered the second half strong gaining a 20 point lead over Mansfield in the first 10 minutes of play.
Redshirt senior point guard Mashira Newman was able to tally 14 points for the Marauders, making her one of three players to score in the double digits for Millersville. Millersville defense allowed less than 60 points to scored for the 15th time this season, so far they are undefeated in that aspect.
On the men’s side it was a different story. After Nate Bollinger launched a shot from 75-feet away to tie the game in the final second, the men went into overtime. Going into overtime, the game was tied at 62, Mansfield took the win with a final score of 82-75.
Millersville was up by four at the half, but fell behind quickly in the second half before picking up the pace and filling the gap. With 25 seconds left, Millersville was down by five. Elijah Obade was able to get two points for the Marauders bringing the score to 61-59. They fouled Manfield’s Chuck Harper, who made one of two free throws. Bollinger caught the rebound from the second, making the game tying shot at the buzzer.
Brandon Brown made a 3-pointer in overtime, finishing the game with a career-high 20 points. Larry Grant had 13 points, Bollinger and Anthony Coleman had 12 points a piece.
This is the fifth consecutive game the Millersville men have lost at Mansfield.
The men are the No. 3 seed from the East in the PSAC Tournament.