Women’s B-ball drops last regular season game to Seton Hill

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 11:06 PM
Women’s B-ball drops last regular season game to Seton Hill by Steven McGarvie
Photo: Ben McCullough

The Edinboro women’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 72-68 loss at Seton Hill on Saturday. The Fighting Scots finished with a 16-10 overall record, along with a 14-8 record in PSAC West conference play. They now move on to the postseason.  

Heading into halftime, the Fighting Scots held a 33-30 lead as Michaela Barnes led the way with a game-high 13 first-half points. The second half was a different story as Cheyenne Trest’s 26-point outburst in the last two quarters was the difference for Seton Hill. Trest finished with a game-high 33 while shooting an efficient 13-14 at the free-throw line.  

Barnes, who recently became Edinboro’s all-time leading scorer, continued her dominant senior season as she led the way for Edinboro with a double-double. She scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while playing all 40 minutes of the contest. Barnes is slowly approaching 2,000 career points and would be the first player in program history to achieve that mark, having been an offensive mismatch for opponents all season long.  

“Michaela has had a tremendous impact on our program throughout her four years,” said Head Coach Callie Wheeler. “She is a player with high character and is an outstanding role model that genuinely cares about each one of her teammates.”  

Cheniya Sharpe also collected a double-double against Seton Hill, as she was dominant on the glass with 16 rebounds. Bridgette Shaffer and Emma Elash each tallied double-digit scoring games with 11 and 10 points, respectively. 

“I am most satisfied with the way this team has transformed throughout the regular season,” said Wheeler. “They have been willing to sacrifice for each other and believe in one another to accomplish a third-place finish.”  

When asked about what the team wanted to accomplish this postseason, Wheeler has big things in mind for her squad. “The ultimate goal is to win a PSAC Championship. We are going to take it one day at a time and learn from our mistakes each day to accomplish our goals.”  

Next up for the Fighting Scots was the start of the PSAC conference tournament, where they entered as the No. 3 seed. They got revenge against Seton Hill in the first round, beating them on Monday, 81-62. They played next on Wednesday (after Spectator press deadline) against Gannon. 

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