SU Women’s Basketball dominates over Holy Family

SU shot over 50% from the three and shot a season-high 48.3 percent from the field  

The Shippensburg University women’s basketball controlled the possession of the game on Saturday afternoon and defeated Holy Family, 81-63, at Heiges Field House.  

How it happened

Shippensburg (3-1) had four players in double-digit points, including three starters. Senior Ariel Jones (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) led the Raiders with her second consecutive 20+ point game with 25 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. She was 5-of-8 from beyond the arc and was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc by halftime, and had no turnovers.  

Senior Lauren Pettis (Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township) led the Raiders in rebounds with her second double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds. She added two blocks and an assist. Junior Treasure George (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) had a great afternoon with her third consecutive double-digit scoring game with 16 points. George added five rebounds and a steal.  

Coming off the bench, sophomore Taja Colbert (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) had her best performance with a career high of 17 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the field and added three assists and a steal. Fellow sophomore Abbie Miller (Camp Hill, Pa./Cumberland Valley) had a career-high five assists and added two steals and five rebounds. Miller had the team’s highest +/- with +24.  

Shippensburg had a 13–0 start and held Holy Family (2-2) scoreless for four minutes at the start of the first quarter. A timeout called by the Tigers’ head coach led them to an 8-0 run with two and half minutes left in the first quarter. At halftime, SU was shooting 62.5 percent from beyond the arc, going 5-of-8, while shooting 51.5% from the field and had 22 points in the paint and scored 19 points off HFU turnovers.  

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At the start of the second half, the Raiders held the Tigers to 0-of-3 from beyond the arc and shot 41.2 percent from the field. In the fourth quarter, SU went 6-for-6 at the free-throw line and was 50 percent from the field.  

Up Next

Shippensburg will be back in action after the Thanksgiving Break, as they travel to Bowie State next Sunday (Nov. 27) with a 2 p.m. tip off.  

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