Women’s basketball team gets big win over West Chester in semifinals game

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 4:58 PM

The women’s team continued their push to the PSAC championship with a semifinal 106-78 win against West Chester University at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Edinboro started out strong in the game with a 3-pointer by Michaela Barnes early on. The Scots would keep the points coming throughout the quarter with a little back-and-forth action towards the end of the first. 

A jumper by Ciara Rosten would be the last points put on the board in the first quarter. Edinboro led 28-10 heading into the second.

Alexis Anderson put up a jumper for the Golden Rams that brought the score to 28-12 at the beginning of the second. Edinboro’s Jontay Walton then answered that jumper with 4 points of her own soon after. 

Edinboro led 60-34 going into halftime. 

In the third, Edinboro outscored their opponents 17-3. With a last-second jumper from Ayana Vaughn, the Scots would lead 77-47 going into the fourth.

In the final stanza, West Chester would score a total of 31 points in their attempt to catch up to and surpass the Fighting Scots. In the end, though, Edinboro would add 21 of their own, outpacing the Golden Rams and ending up with a robust 106 points. 

Barnes was the top scorer, tallying 29 points, while Walton scored 16 and Rosten finished with 13. 

In addition to the Fighting Scots’ semifinal win, senior Rosten was named 2017-2018 PSAC West Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Year as well as Defensive Athlete of the Year. Michaela Barnes was named Tournament MVP. 

The Fighting Scots continued their road to the PSAC championship with the title game against Millersville on Sunday. Read about the outcome on page A1 of this issue of The Spectator.

Madi Gross can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

Tags: basketball

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