Women’s basketball holds strong against Edinboro

The Mercyhurst women’s basketball team lost, 61-64, at Edinboro on Saturday, Feb. 15, as a potential tying 3-pointer came up short at the buzzer.

During this game at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division contest at McComb Fieldhouse in Edinboro, four Lakers scored double digits.

These four Lakers include: junior Adrienne Kloecker who led the team with 14 points, five assists, and four rebounds, followed by senior Alayna White who posted 13 points, and freshman Katie Fischer who scored 13 points as well. Freshman Mariah Penascino added 11 points on 4-4 shooting and was the last Laker of the evening to score in double digits.

After falling behind early in the game, the Lakers rallied, cutting their deficit to five at halftime. Edinboro tried to pull away in the second half, but Mercyhurst held on, fighting strong for a solid win.

A free throw made the score jump to 50-37 with a lead for Edinboro with 10:52 remaining in the game. The Lakers answered with a 12-0 run to turn the game around making Edinboro fight for a victory.

Mercyhurst shot 50 percent (22-44) and held Edinboro to 35.7 percent (20-56) on all of its attempts. The Lakers’ bench outscored the Scots’ 31-1 on the day.

The Lakers strength showed in the second half of the quarter where they moved their shot percentage up to 52.4 percent and were able to keep their three pointers up by 57.1 percent scoring four out of seven shots.

The Lakers are now 6-17 overall and 4-9 in the PSAC and will travel to Indiana on Wednesday to take on (IUP) Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The ball is set to drop at 5:30 p.m.