Edinboro Women Not Able to Recover from Second Half Run in Indiana

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 9:59 PM
Edinboro Women Not Able to Recover from Second Half Run in Indiana by Michael McLaughlin
Katie Fischer had five assists and led the team with 20 points Saturday.

The women’s basketball team lost to Indiana University (Pa.) Saturday, Feb. 6, 73-60, due to their poor shooting in the second half. The Scots dropped to 16-8 overall and 11-7 in the PSAC west.

Edinboro shot 25 percent from the field in the second half and put up 28 points while IUP scored 40 points and shot 48 percent.

“We missed some layups that were easy buckets that I felt we should’ve had,” head coach Stan Swank said.

The Scots fell behind early as IUP scored the first six points of the game, however Boro ended the first quarter on an 11-7 run to take a 15-14 lead into the second quarter.

Their lead grew to as many as seven points with 3:22 remaining in the first half, but the Crimson Hawks closed out the half on a 10-2 run to take a one point lead into halftime.

IUP opened the second half scoring 12 unanswered points, taking the lead by 13, which they would never relinquish. Edinboro brought it within six, but they never got any closer.

“I think coming out of halftime they were very confident and we missed a couple assignments defensively and they got on a roll,” Swank said.

Swank said when they got in close in the end of the third quarter, IUP came back and hit a three. He said IUP shot the three ball really well and made it tough on them to come back.

IUP went on a plethora of runs throughout the game to hold their lead over Edinboro.

“Basketball is a game of runs and they made more runs than we did,” Swank said.

Katie Fischer led the team in points with 20 and also totaled 5 assists. Aignee’ Freeland put up 19 and was one rebound shy of recording her 10th double-double of the season.

Lauren Hippo was also in the double digits with 12 points and made her first three pointer in her last 15 attempts during the second quarter of the game.

The Scots were 3-18 from behind the arc for the game, but held a 41-36 rebound advantage. They also beat IUP in the paint, 36-18, but their shooting percentage from the field for the night was 34.8 percent.

Swank said the team learned they are able to beat this team, but to do so they have to play all 40 minutes.

Michael McLaughlin is the Sports Editor for The Spectator and he can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

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