Lady Scots Top Seton Hill, Gannon Disrupts Win Streak

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 6:45 PM

The women’s basketball team’s five game winning streak was snapped Jan. 27, as they lost to local rival Gannon 60-48.

“I thought for the entire game we played great defense,” head coach Stan Swank said.

Swank noted they only got to 60 points because at the end of the game, the team had to foul, and the Knights hit their free throws.

In the game, however, Lauren Hippo recorded her 1,000th career point.

The Scots jumped out to a quick 9-4 lead with Michelle Jahn hitting a three-pointer and Hippo following with back-to-back threes.

By halftime, the Scots were down by one with a score of 24-23 in favor of Gannon.

The Knights opened up the second half on a 7-2 run. The Scots retaliated with a brigade of three pointers. Katie Fischer hit one, while Jahn hit back-to-back three pointers.

Trailing 44-40 with a little over six minutes remaining, Hippo hit a three pointer for her 1,000th point and brought the Scots within one.

That is the closest the Scots would come to the Gannon lead, as they were outscored 20-10 in the final quarter.

“Where we struggled was offensively,” Swank said. “A lot of times offense can help your defense and we weren’t scoring, so it takes away from that.”

Edinboro was out-rebounded 45-32, which led to a 16-6 lead in second chance points in favor of the Knights.

On Jan. 24, the Scots defeated Seton Hill for their fifth straight win, powered by Aignee’ Freeland’s fourth consecutive double-double.

“I thought we had a real team effort at Seton Hill. I thought everyone contributed and we played a really good team defense in that game,” Swank said.

The Scots went on a 14-2 run in the first quarter and built up a 24-10 lead with a little over a minute remaining in the quarter. The Scots were up 34-23 at halftime.

They started the second half with a 9-2 run, with back-to-back three pointers from Hippo.

The Griffins were able to cut into the lead, however, bringing themselves within six points with just under 2 minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Then, Seton Hill opened up the fourth quarter with a 6-2 run and brought the Scots’ lead down to four points.

Edinboro was able to hold off the Griffins by closing the game on an 8-0 run and winning the game 65-54.

Swank said he felt his team played smart down the stretch.

Freeland led the team in scoring with 21 points and had 13 rebounds to get the double-double. Jahn added 16 with three triples.

Fischer had 10 points and 6 assists, adding to her PSAC leading assist total. Hippo went for 14 points, six rebounds and a block.

Swank said the team has to take each game one at a time and focus on what they need to do in that game to be successful.

Michael McLaughlin is the Sports Editor for The Spectator and he can be reached at

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