Breanna Crognale
Staff Writer

Women's BasketballPucillo Gymnasium played host to a PSAC Tournament quarterfinal matchup between the Millersville women’s basketball team and the East Stroudsburg Warriors. The Marauders entered the game as the fourth seed of the tournament and split the season series against the Warriors. The girls got off to a slow start, trailing by as many as ten early in the first half. Spurred on by the energy of the crowd, the girls rebounded and were down 30-28 at halftime. Millersville’s first lead of the game, came at 16:43 in the second when Shelby Reimer nailed a three pointer. The Marauders built a six point lead, but the Warriors fought back and tied it at 39 with eight minutes left to play. Both teams struggled to score down the stretch as neither led by more than two points. Carly Gallagher made a layup to tie it at 46 and Sabina Mehmedovic gave the Marauders a two point lead with 17 seconds left to play. The crowd erupted into cheers and began counting down the seconds ticking off the clock. However, East Stroudsburg’s Ryann Fiascki nailed a three pointer with three seconds left in regulation. All energy was effectively sucked out of the gym as a dagger was struck through the hearts of the home team. The Warriors ended the Marauders season, winning 49-48 to advance to the quarterfinals in the tournament. It was a relatively low scoring affair as both teams struggled offensively throughout the contest.
Millersville was led in scoring by Gallagher who had 15 points while shooting 6-15 from the floor. Celeste Robinson and Reimer added 11 and six points respectively off 4-11 and 2-8 shooting for the game. Senada Mehmedovic also scored six points while shooting 3-6 from the field. Overall the team shot 34.5 percent from the floor, compared to East Stroudsburg who shot 30 percent. The Warriors were led in scoring by Fiascki who had 11 points off 3-9 shooting from the floor. Halie Cintron contributed 10 points, off 4-11 shooting and went 2-6 from beyond the arc.