The Millersville women’s basketball team lost a hard fought battle against the East Stroudsburg Warriors. The 54-57 loss on Saturday extended the teams losing streak to three games. It was a disappointing loss for the girls who were resilient and refused to go down quietly. In the first half, the Marauders took a four point lead with just over seven minutes left to play. East Stroudsburg responded scoring seven straight unanswered points and would head to the locker room with a 28-20 lead. Millersville slowly chipped away at the Warriors lead during the course of the second half. Carly Gallagher nailed a three pointer, cutting the deficit to one with just over three minutes left in the game. She was then fouled while attempting a layup and made her free throw thus completing the three point play. Gallagher gave the Marauders the 49-47 lead with 3:04 remaining in the contest. However, the Warriors tied it on the ensuing possession off a jump shot by Jessica Martin. Millersville trailed from that point on and East Stroudsburg would go on to win the game.
Gallagher led the Marauders offensively with 23 points, three assists and shot 6-13 from the floor. Shelby Reimer contributed 11 points, while shooting 4-7 from the floor and 2-2 from three point range. Yasmin Cooper had six points, two assists and was 2-8 for the game. East Stroudsburg received balanced scoring from their lineup with Martin leading the team with 18 points on 6-12 shooting. Ryann Fiascki had 11 points and six assists on 3-7 shooting for the Warriors. Allison Howard and Halie Cintron both went 3-7 from the floor while contributing eight and seven points respectively. The Marauders shot 32.7% for the game, while East Stroudsburg had a slightly higher shooting percentage at 35.3%. Millersville is off until February 12th when they host Mansfield, with tipoff slated for 6 p.m.