Marauders playoff chances fall short in loss to Bloom

Richard Schulz
Sports Writer

Millersville women’s basketball season is now over after the loss to Bloomsburg. The season ended with a five game losing streak. It was not what the Marauders were looking for.

Any chance of an upset was demolished in the second half of the game as the No. 19 Huskies pulled away, finishing 54 percent from the field, scoring 10 3-pointers and ending the game with a score of 87-56.

With Millersville’s 11-16, 8-14 PSAC record they will miss postseason for the first time in 18 seasons. The record is also the women’s first sub .500 record since 1991; the year Mary Fleig became the coach of the Marauders.

Guard Carly Gallagher was averaging 16 points and 5.3 board per game before going down with an injury,
Guard Carly Gallagher was averaging 16 points and 5.3 board per game before going down with an injury,

Millersville played the entire season without 2014 All-PSAC East selection Celeste Robinson and fellow All-PSAC East pick Carly Gallagher missed the final 13 games of the season. Millersville was 10-4 at the time of her injury and went 1-12 without her in the lineup. Still, the Marauders had an outside shot at the postseason entering Saturday’s game. It needed a win over Bloomsburg and an East Stroudsburg win at Kutztown.

Millersville started the season relatively well winning 6-4 of their first 10 games and then defended their territory by winning the next four games at home. The black and gold were on a hot streak winning the four consecutive home games by twenty or more except for the close game against Mercyhurst that had students on the edge of their seats.

The celebrating ran short as the women’s team lost their next four games. A glimpse of hope arose when the Marauders pulled a win on the road against Mansfield, but three days later Millersville lost to Kutztown beginning their five game losing streak to finish the season.

Two Marauders will not be returning next year and have played their last game in Pucillo gymnasium, seniors Alexis Martin and Sabina Mehmedovic.