EU's women's basketball team records 16th win of the season

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 10:43 AM

The Fighting Scots recorded win number 16 in an 88-68 victory at home against Seton Hill on Feb. 13. The win was Edinboro’s second straight before heading into Saturday’s contest at Gannon (See Page B1 for recap).

Edinboro had the top three scorers on the night. Michaela Barnes and Jontay Walton both recorded 23 points. Ciara Rosten, meanwhile, scored a season-high 27 points, and with 12 rebounds collected her sixth double-double of the season. The trio accounted for 73 of ‘Boro’s 88 points on the night.

Seton Hill put the first points on the board and would lead by as many as five throughout the first quarter. The Griffins led 23-20 at the start of the second, a lead ‘Boro would soon regain after a layup from Rosten. Edinboro didn’t let the lead go for the remainder of the half, leading by 18 points after two quarters, 49-33.

Seton Hill began the third with a quick jump shot, but the Fighting Scots kept their lead throughout the quarter. The Fighting Scots led 70-56 to start the final frame. 

Edinboro put up 18 points in the fourth, nine from second-chance points. With 1:36 left on the clock, Seton Hill would score their last points of the game.

Head Coach Callie Wheeler has stated in the past that taking the season game-by-game is something the team focuses on heavily. She added that Edinboro had several strategies going into this contest. 

“Not only are they (Seton Hill) a good transition team, but they’re one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the conference. And I felt like that was another point of emphasis, that we really had to do a good job of contesting their shots,” she said. “I felt like we did a really good job in the second half; we really held down the 3-point amount that they made. I felt like we also did a good job of turning stops into scores, and that’s what it’s all about is getting stops on defense and then being able to score out of them.”

She continued: “Seton Hill was a very good team coming into it. They were — I think — two games behind us, so it was a really important game for them as well.”

“At this point in the season we’re really emphasizing that every game is a playoff game — you’re fighting for a spot in the playoffs and you’re fighting for that run into the playoffs — so we’re really emphasizing that no matter who we play, it’s a good win.”

The Fighting Scots moved to 16-6 overall and 11-5 in the PSACs as they geared up to travel to 11-14 (7-10) Gannon University on Saturday.

Madi Gross | sports.spectator@gmail.com

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