1/30/2016

Fourth Quarter Dooms Women’s Basketball At East Stroudsburg Saturday



EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Leading by five after three quarters, the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team was outscored, 23-13, in the fourth and suffered a 71-66 loss at East Stroudsburg on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies had their three-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 12-7 overall and 9-6 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division. The Warriors improved to 10-9 overall and 8-7 in league play.
 
Bloomsburg had won 14 straight meetings between the two schools prior to Saturday afternoon. The Warriors' last victory over the Huskies was back on February 11, 2009 – a 70-58 win at the Nelson Field House. It was also just the Huskies' second loss of the season (9-2) when leading after three quarters.
 
Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) recorded her tenth double-double of the season with a game-high 21 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Junior Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) chipped in with 15 points while junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) added 14 in a losing effort.
 
After scoring a school-record 43 points on Wednesday, redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) was plagued with foul trouble for much of the game and managed to score only three points with all three coming from the free throw line.
 
Bloomsburg got off to a slow start and trailed 18-13 after the opening quarter. The score could have been worse, but Klunk nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to cut the lead to five after ten minutes of action. Klunk finished with five points in the quarter while Ross added four.
 
The Huskies fell behind by nine, 26-17, with 5:46 left in the second – East Stroudsburg's biggest lead of the contest. But, Bloomsburg scored the next 11 points to take a 28-26 advantage with 3:19 left after Hopkins hit a pair of free throws. Freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) provided the spark off the bench with back-to-back three-pointers to cut into the Warrior lead.
 
The teams exchanged baskets the rest of the way and found themselves tied at 34-34 at intermission.
 
Freshman Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) started the third quarter scoring with a jumper just 19 seconds in to give the Huskies a 36-34 lead. Bloomsburg never trailed in the third quarter and built up its biggest lead of the game, 49-40, with a 9-0 run that snapped a 40-40 tie. Hopkins had four points while Klunk added three during the spurt.
 
East Stroudsburg managed to finish the quarter on a mini 8-4 run to cut the Huskies' lead to five, 53-48, heading to the fourth quarter.
 
After Ross scored the first points of the quarter with a jumper, the Warriors went on a 9-0 run to take a 57-55 advantage with 6:16 left in regulation. Ross ended the run with her first three-pointer of the game with 4:46 left to give the Huskies a one-point lead, 58-57.
 
The teams went back-and-forth until Hopkins gave the Huskies a 64-62 edge with 1:01 remaining. However, the turning point of the game came just seconds later when Imani Brown converted an old-fashioned three-point play to give the Warriors a one-point lead, 65-64, with 50 seconds left. Allison Howard and Melissa Poderis hit four free throws for East Stroudsburg, sandwiched around a layup from Hopkins, as the Warriors held a 69-66 lead with 20 seconds left.
 
Junior Kristie Costantino (Norristown/Archbishop John Carroll) had a good look at a game-tying three-pointer just seconds later, but it bounced off the front of the rim and the Warriors converted two more free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
 
Brown led the Warriors with 17 points and 11 rebounds while Rebecca Rutkowski added 16 points and eight boards in the win. East Stroudsburg held a 46-37 advantage in rebounding and forced the Huskies into 24 turnovers.




1/16/2016

Women’s Basketball Bounces Back For 66-55 Win Over Lock Haven Saturday



BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – Juniors Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) and Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) posted double-doubles and junior Kristie Costantino (Norristown/Archbishop John Carroll) scored a career-high 16 points as the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team posted a 66-55 victory over visiting Lock Haven on Saturday afternoon at Nelson Field House. The Huskies improved to 10-6 overall and moved to 7-5 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division. The Bald Eagles dropped to 7-10 overall and 4-9 in league play.

The Huskies have now won ten straight meetings between the two schools and have not lost to Lock Haven since dropping a 68-54 decision at Nelson Field House on December 19, 2007.

All told, five Bloomsburg players finished in double figures, led by Costantino's career-high 16. Junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) finished with 15 while Hopkins (12), Ross (11), and redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) (10) also reached double digits. The only other Husky to score on Saturday was freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) who had two points in ten minutes off the bench.

Costantino has now reached double figures three times in the last six games – she hadn't hit double digits in her first seven contests. She also finished with four assists, four rebounds, and three steals in a career-high 37 minutes.

Bloomsburg, again, took a little while to get going on Saturday. The Huskies did not get their first points until Ross nailed a jumper with 6:19 left in the first quarter to cut the Lock Haven lead to 4-2. Ross then drilled a triple to give the Huskies their first lead of the game before Lock Haven's Lysa Mealing converted a layup with 5:27 left in the first quarter as the visitors recaptured a one-point lead.

That, however, would be Lock Haven's final lead of the game. Bloomsburg rattled off the next ten points in the quarter to close the opening ten minutes with a 15-6 advantage. Ross finished with eight points in the period while Klunk came off the bench to chip in with five. Lock Haven, meanwhile, shot 2-of-16 in the first quarter – a sign of things to come for the Bald Eagles.

The Bald Eagles outscored the Huskies, 16-11, in the second quarter, but Bloomsburg held a four-point lead, 26-22, at the break. Klunk led all scorers in the first half with 11 points while Ross had nine points and six rebounds for the Huskies. Mackenzie Livingston led Lock Haven with eight first-half points.

Lock Haven cut the Bloomsburg lead to one, 28-27, after Livingston hit a layup with 8:32 left in the third quarter. But, Costantino hit her first of two triples on the afternoon to put the Huskies back up by four with 7:53 remaining. The Bald Eagles cut the lead to two on the following trip down the floor, but, again it was Costantino who put the hosts back up by two possessions after hitting a layup with 6:05 left in the third. Hopkins followed with a free throw and then a three-pointer to put Bloomsburg ahead by eight, 37-29, with 5:16 left.

Bloomsburg closed the third quarter with a 46-37 lead and then opened the fourth on a 9-1 run to take its biggest lead of the afternoon, 55-38, with 6:23 remaining. Lock Haven would cut the lead to as few as eight, but Costantino and company got the lead back up to 15 with 1:51 remaining. Lock Haven scored six of the game's final eight points for the final margin.

Hopkins posted her ninth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Ross finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the year. Sadowski, meanwhile, scored 10 points in only 10 minutes as she was plagued with foul trouble for much of the day. She is now 25 points shy of 1,000 for her career.

Livingston led Lock Haven with 17 points while Rachael McDaniel added 11 in defeat.

Lock Haven owned the glass on Saturday, outrebounding the Huskies, 53-39. The Bald Eagles pulled down 28 offensive rebounds, but only scored 21 second-chance points as they shot just 20-of-76 from the field (26.3%). Bloomsburg attempted 21 fewer shots, but went 25-of-55 (45.5%) including 15-of-29 in the second half as the Huskies pulled away.

Bloomsburg will travel to Cheyney on Wednesday, January 20. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.


 

1/13/2016

Women's Basketball Team Falls to Millersville

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MILLERSVILLE, Pa.- On a cold night outside, the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team suffered a cold night shooting the ball inside as it fell to Millersville University, 72-41, on Wednesday night in PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) Eastern Division matchup.

The Huskies shot just 23.5 percent (13-55) from the floor for the game, including just 12.5 percent (3-24) from 3-point range. Millersville meanwhile shot 52.8 percent (28-53) from the field.

Bloomsburg (9-6, 6-5 PSAC East) struggled from the start falling behind 6-0 in the first minute of play before Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) scored for the Huskies 1:23 into the game. The Marauders (9-6, 6-6 PSAC East) though outscored Bloomsburg 13-3 the remainder of the period and led 19-7 after the first 10 minutes with the Huskies hitting just 3-13 from the floor.

The Huskies mounted a comeback in the second period and briefly narrowed the lead to seven, 21-14, on a Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) 3-pointer with 6:50 left in the half. Hopkins proved to be Bloomsburg's offense in the first half as she scored 15 consecutive points after Ross' opening basket.

While Bloomsburg struggled offensively, the Marauders stretched their lead to 33-17 by halftime with Yasmin Cooper scoring 11 points.

In the third period Millersville used a 13-2 run over the first 6:30 to go on to top 46-19 and led by that 27-point margin going to the fourth.

Millersville used a 6-0 run to begin the fourth period to take its biggest lead of the game at 60-27 with 8:14 to play and went on to a 31-point win.

Hopkins finished with 19 points shooting 7-11 from the floor and 4-6 from the free throw line. Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) added five points off the bench.

Millersville got 18 points from Shelby Reimer and 16 points from Cooper.

Bloomsburg will return to action on Saturday hosting Lock Haven on Saturday at 1 p.m. 




1/9/2016

Women’s Basketball Hangs On For 76-70 Victory At Kutztown Saturday


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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team built a big lead after three quarters, but had to hang on in the fourth to knock off the Golden Bears of Kutztown University, 76-70, at Keystone Arena. The Huskies improved to 9-5 overall and 6-4 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division. Kutztown dropped to 6-8 overall and 4-7 in league play.

The Huskies have now won 14 straight meetings against the Golden Bears and improved to 67-23 lifetime against their PSAC East rival. Bloomsburg has not lost to Kutztown since March 2, 2010.

Bloomsburg led 63-36 after three quarters and seemingly had things well in hand. However, the Golden Bears outscored the Huskies, 34-13, in the fourth quarter and got the Bloomsburg advantage down to as few as four points before junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds for the final margin.

Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) posted her first double-double since recording 17 points and 16 rebounds against Mercyhurst in a 66-61 double overtime victory over the Lakers on December 4. She finished the afternoon with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Twenty of her points and seven of her rebounds came during a first half that saw Bloomsburg open up a 43-26 lead at the break.

Junior Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) had the best scoring output of her collegiate career, finishing with a career-high 22 points. She had ten in the first half and a dozen more in the second to break her previous high of 18 she established against the University of the Sciences on November 29. She ended up making nine of her thirteen field goal attempts while also adding six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals.

Bloomsburg led by ten after the first quarter, 23-13, as Hopkins and freshman Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) sparked the Huskies' fast start with seven points apiece in the opening ten minutes.

The lead ballooned to 43-26 at halftime as the Huskies outscored the Golden Bears, 20-13, in the second quarter. Bloomsburg extended the lead with another lopsided scoring margin, 20-10, in the third quarter to take a 63-36 advantage after three.

Bloomsburg needed every point as the lead began to slip away in the fourth. The teams exchanged baskets in the opening thirty seconds before Kutztown went on an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 65-46 with 7:25 left. Senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) converted a layup to stop the bleeding, but Kutztown went on another 12-0 run immediately afterwards to trim the advantage to nine, 67-58, with 3:43 remaining.

Sadowski knocked down back-to-back baskets, sandwiched around a three-pointer from Kutztown's Natalya Lee, to keep the Husky lead at ten, 71-61, with 2:40 left. Kutztown went on another 6-0 run and, all of a sudden, Bloomsburg's 27-point lead was down to four with 1:07 showing on the clock. A basket by Ross extended the lead to six, but Kutztown's Kelsey Watson hit a pair of free throws to slice the advantage to four. Klunk hit two free throws with 21 seconds left and the Huskies' defense forced an errant three-point attempt and a turnover to close out the contest.

After Hopkins and Ross, Klunk finished with 11 points but converted only 4-of-12 at the free throw line. She entered the contest as an 85.9% shooter from the foul line in her career (158-of-184). Sadowski also finished with double figures, posting ten points, to move to within 39 points of reaching 1,000 for her career.

Lee led Kutztown with 18 points while Watson added 17 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Bloomsburg will look to stay in the win column on Wednesday, January 13, when the Huskies travel to Millersville University. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.




 

1/6/2016

Women’s Basketball Falls At Edinboro On Wednesday Night

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EDINBORO, Pa. – Despite a career-high 12 points from junior Kristie Costantino (Norristown/Archbishop John Carroll), the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team suffered an 84-58 setback at Edinboro University on Wednesday night at Edinboro's McComb Fieldhouse. It marked the final Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) crossover game of the regular season for both schools and left the Huskies with an 8-5 overall record and a 5-4 mark in the East. Meanwhile, the Fighting Scots improved to 10-6 overall and 5-5 in the Western Division. 

Costantino shot 3-of-7 from the field, 2-of-5 from long distance, and 4-of-4 from the free throw line en route to her career best in points. Her previous high was 11 against Philadelphia University on December 30, 2015.

Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) was the only other Husky in double figures after dropping in a team-high 13 points. However, the Fighting Scot defense did a fine job in shutting down Bloomsburg's leading scorer and rebounder. Hopkins had, arguably, her worst outing of the season adding a season-low three rebounds and a season-low one assist to go along with her 13 points.

The Huskies jumped out to a 6-4 lead, on baskets from Hopkins, freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic), and junior Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township), with 7:37 left in the first quarter. That, however, would be Bloomsburg's only lead of the game as Edinboro rattled off the next 16 points, over the span of six minutes, to take a 20-6 advantage.

Bloomsburg cut the lead to 23-13 at the end of the first quarter. But, that would be as close as the Huskies would get as the Fighting Scots pulled away for the 26-point victory. The outcome proved to be the first time a Bloomsburg team lost by at least 20 points in a game since Edinboro defeated the Huskies, 98-73, on November 20, 2011.

The Huskies shot just 30.2% from the field, making 19 of their 63 shot attempts. Bloomsburg also made only seven of its 27 attempts from long distance (25.9%). Meanwhile, the Fighting Scots shot 52.7% from the field (29-of-55) and made 9-of-19 three-point attempts (47.4%). Edinboro also held a 42-32 advantage on the glass.

Mack and junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) added eight points apiece while redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.

Lauren Hippo led Edinboro with 21 points while Aignee' Freeland (18), Katie Fischer (18), and Michelle Jahn (10) also reached double figures. Fischer also contributed 14 assists for the Fighting Scots.

The Huskies will look to bounce back on Saturday, January 9, when they travel to Kutztown. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. 



1/3/2016

Mack Attacks Slippery Rock; Women’s Basketball Posts 81-65 Victory Sunday


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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – Freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) poured in a career-high 20 points to lift the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team to an 81-65 victory over visiting Slippery Rock University on Sunday afternoon at Nelson Field House. The Huskies improved to 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division while The Rock dropped to 7-6 overall and 4-4 in the PSAC West.

 Bloomsburg won its fifth consecutive contest against Slippery Rock and now leads the all-time series by a 15-12 margin.

 Head coach Bill Cleary decided to switch up the starting lineup on Sunday as Bloomsburg started five freshmen against The Rock, three of whom were making their first collegiate starts. The move paid off as the Huskies never trailed in the contest. Mack and freshman Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) made their sixth starts of the season while Marissa Molnar (Erie/McDowell High School), Casey Warley (West Chester/Bayard Rustin), and Taylor Sneidman (Mechanicsburg/Cumberland Valley) started for the first time in their careers.

 Mack's previous career-high in scoring was 11 points at California (PA) on November 22 and against Gannon on December 5. It was her fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season. She finished by shooting 7-of-10 from the field, 3-of-5 from long distance, and 3-of-4 from the foul line. She became just the third different Husky to record at least 20 points in a game this season, joining junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) (five times) and redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) (once).

 The contest started slowly with a Mack foul shot the only point of the game through the opening 4:21. Mack, in fact, scored Bloomsburg's first six points of the game before Hopkins got into the scoring act with a layup with 3:23 left in the opening quarter. The Huskies led by seven, 14-7, with 1:19 left, but, Slippery Rock's Erica Aiello nailed a three-pointer to close out the opening ten minutes with Bloomsburg leading by a 14-10 score.

 Slippery Rock cut the lead to 20-18 with 6:40 left in the first half after Audrey Stapleton knocked down a jumper. But, Molnar hit a three-pointer just seconds later to start a 22-11 run to close out the first half with the Huskies taking a 42-29 lead to the locker room.

 Bloomsburg made 10 of its 12 field goal attempts in the second quarter as it outscored The Rock by a 28-19 margin to take a 13-point advantage.

 The visitors cut the Bloomsburg lead to single digits at 47-38 with 7:00 left in the third quarter. That, however, would mark the final time that The Rock would be within ten as the Huskies pulled away down the stretch to earn the 16-point victory.

 Sadowski came off the bench to score 18 points on 8-of-11 from the field while Hopkins came off the bench for the first time in her Bloomsburg career but managed to score 17 points, grab eight rebounds, dish out six assists, and add three blocks and three steals in 26 minutes.

 Warley added a career-high eight points in 14 minutes, going 3-of-5 from the field and 2-of-3 from long range.

 Bloomsburg shot 50.8% from the field (30-of-59) and knocked down a season-high tying nine three-pointers in the victory. The Huskies had 23 assists – six each by Hopkins and junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) – and forced 24 Slippery Rock turnovers.

 Stapleton led the visitors with 18 points while Lexi Carpenter (16) and Mallory Heinle (15) also finished in double figures for Slippery Rock.

 Bloomsburg will head west for the team's final conference crossover game of the season on Wednesday, January 6 as the Huskies will travel to Edinboro's McComb Fieldhouse to battle the Fighting Scots. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m.



 

 12/30/2015 

Women's Basketball Team Falls to Philadelphia



BLOOMSBURG—Despite four players in double figures the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team lost to Philadelphia University (8-5), 76-72, in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday at the Nelson Field House.
 
The game was a back and forth battle with the biggest lead for Bloomsburg (7-4) being seven points, while the Rams biggest advantage was six points.
 
In the opening period the teams were tied six times and had seven lead changes. The Rams led by four on two occasions, but it was the Huskies' Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) hitting a three-pointer as time expired that gave Bloomsburg a 25-24 lead going to the second period.
 
The Huskies opened the second period on an 8-2 run giving them a 33-26 advantage. Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) opened the period with a put back of a Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) miss, followed by a layup from Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights). After a bucket by the Rams, Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) and Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) nailed field goals on back-to-back trips down the court for the seven-point Huskies lead.
 
Philadelphia rallied and used a 15-2 run to erase the deficit and go up by six points, 41-35, late in the period. But, the Huskies closed the half on a 6-0 with Hopkins getting a conventional three-point play with eight seconds to play to knot the score at 41-all at the break.
 
Bloomsburg started the third period quickly with Kristie Costantino (Norristown/Archbishop John Carroll) hitting a deep 3-pointer and Hopkins getting a fast-break layup off a Rams turnover to make it 46-41 with 9:12 left in the period. The Rams got back in the game with some strong inside play by Tori Arnao and Mary Newell. The pair combined to score 11 of the Rams' third period points.
 
In the fourth period the Huskies led 68-62 with 7:34 to play on a layup by Sadowski. But the Rams once again rallied and used a 13-2 over the next five minutes to go on top 75-70 with 2:18 to play. An Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) layup cut the lead to 75-72 with 2:00 to go. A steal by Klunk and a foul on her shot attempt sent the junior to the line for a chance to cut the lead to just one with 1:24 left. However, the usually solid free throw shooter, misfired on both attempts with the Rams rebounding.
 
Philadelphia though also had its troubles at the line missing three of its final four attempts from the line giving the Huskies some life. But two late 3-point shots by the Huskies were off the mark giving the visitors a win.
 
Newell finished with a game-high 23 points for the Rams, while Arnao had 17 points and 21 rebounds.
 
Bloomsburg got 19 points from both Sadowski and Hopkins, while Ross finished with 12 and Costantino 11.
 
The Huskies return to action on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 3 p.m. hosting Slippery Rock.




12/21/15


Hopkins, Gantz Sweep PSAC East Women’s Basketball Weekly Awards

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) and freshman Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) of the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team have been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Athlete and Freshman of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
 
It marks the third time this season that Hopkins has been named the Eastern Division Athlete of the Week while Gantz earned a weekly honor for the first time in her collegiate career. Hopkins won back-to-back awards on November 16 and November 23. It also marks the second time this season that Bloomsburg has swept the league's women's basketball honors.
 
Hopkins averaged 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.0 steals, and shot 18-of-25 (.720) from the field in helping the Huskies to a 1-1 record during the week.
 
In last Wednesday's loss at West Chester, Hopkins paced the Huskies with 22 points while adding seven rebounds, two assists, and three steals. She then made 9-of-10 field goal attempts en route to 22 points and nine rebounds in last Saturday's victory over Mansfield. She tied her season-high with six assists and registered three more steals in the victory - all in just 26 minutes.
 
Hopkins continues to rank second in the PSAC in both points per game (19.4) and rebounds per game (11.6) this season.
 
Gantz averaged 13.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and shot 9-of-16 from the field (.563) in the two games.
 
At West Chester, Gantz poured in a career-high 18 points after shooting 6-of-11 from the field, 4-of-7 from three-point range, and 2-of-2 from the foul line. She also had two rebounds and a career-high three steals in the loss. Gantz added eight points in the win over Mansfield, playing only 15 minutes in the victory.
 
She entered the week having made only 13-of-54 shot attempts (.241) and 3-of-16 (.188) from beyond the arc before going 9-of-16 from the floor and 6-of-11 from three-point range in the two games.
 
The Huskies (7-3, 4-3 PSAC East) will return to action on Wednesday, December 30, when they host the Rams of Philadelphia University at Nelson Field House in the final non-conference game of the regular season. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Bloomsburg will return to league play on Sunday, January 3, when it hosts Slippery Rock University at 3:00 p.m.


12/19/2015

Women’s Basketball Dominant In 87-51 Victory Over Mansfield Saturday



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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team arguably put together its best effort of the season on Saturday afternoon as it posted an 87-51 win over visiting Mansfield University at Nelson Field House. The Huskies snapped a modest two-game losing streak and improved to 7-3 overall and 4-3 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division standings. The Mountaineers dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-7 in the PSAC East.
 
The Huskies have now won 16 consecutive meetings between the two schools and improved to 59-10 lifetime against the Mountaineers. Bloomsburg has not lost to Mansfield since February 4, 2009 – a 52-46 road setback.
 
Bloomsburg got at least one point from ten different players on Saturday afternoon as the team shot 52.9% (36-of-68) from the field. Redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) and junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) combined to score 46 points on 21-of-26 shooting to lead the way.
 
Sadowski finished the afternoon with a season-high 24 points on 12-of-16 from the field. She also added six rebounds and six blocked shots – one shy of her career-high of seven she recorded earlier in the season against Mercyhurst. Hopkins, meanwhile, added 22 points on 9-of-10 from the floor, 2-of-2 from long distance, and 2-of-2 from the foul line. She added nine rebounds, six assists, and three steals.
 
After a bit of a sluggish start for both teams, the Huskies ended the first quarter on a 14-2 run to break a 6-6 tie that existed with 5:48 left in the opening stanza. Sadowski and Hopkins each had four points during the run while freshmen Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) and Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) helped out with a three-pointer apiece.
 
Bloomsburg started strong in the second quarter and extended the lead to 31-10 with 7:39 left after a layup from Hopkins. The Mountaineers cut the led to as few as 13 with 51 seconds left in the second before Sadowski and Hopkins converted baskets to close out the first half with the Huskies ahead by a 42-25 margin.
 
Hopkins finished with 17 points in the first half while Sadowski had 14 points and four blocks in the opening twenty minutes.
 
The Huskies extended their lead in the third quarter and took a 56-28 advantage after a layup from junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) with 5:38 left in the stanza. Mansfield got the margin down to 22 before Bloomsburg went on a mini 10-4 run to close out the quarter with a 66-38 lead.
 
Both coaches emptied the benches in the fourth quarter with Bloomsburg's bench outscoring the Mansfield reserves, 12-3, during a final period that saw the Huskies outscore the Mountaineers, 21-13, for the final margin of victory.
 
Sadowski and Hopkins were the only Huskies to reach double figures on Saturday and they became the first duo to record at least 20 points in the same game since Sadowski and Jocelyn Ford (Lansing, NY/Lansing) each scored 20 in a victory over Gannon on March 13, 2015 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
 
Klunk finished with nine points and six assists while junior Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) and Gantz had eight points apiece. The Huskies also got a career-high six points from freshman Marissa Molnar (Erie/McDowell High School) and the first collegiate points from freshmen Madeline Murtin (Bloomsburg/Central Columbia) (3) and Taylor Sneidman (Mechanicsburg/Cumberland Valley) (1) in the win. Mack (5) and fellow freshman Casey Warley (West Chester/Bayard Rustin) (1) combined for the other six points.
 
Katie Fitzpatrick led the Mountaineers with 21 points and 13 rebounds while Tianna Jackson finished with 10.
 
Bloomsburg will play one final game during the 2015 portion of the regular season with that coming on Wednesday, December 30 against the Rams of Philadelphia University at Nelson Field House. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.



12/16/2015

Turnovers Costly As Women’s Basketball Falls At West Chester Wednesday


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WEST CHESTER, Pa. – The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team had four players in double figures on Wednesday night but it wasn't enough as the Golden Rams of West Chester proved to be rude hosts, knocking off the Huskies, 91-74, at Hollinger Fieldhouse. The loss was the second straight for Bloomsburg as it fell to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Division. West Chester improved to 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the conference.
Turnovers, which have plagued the Huskies through the early portion of the season, proved to be extremely costly on Wednesday night. Bloomsburg turned the ball over 24 times which led to 38 West Chester points. The Golden Rams turned the ball over 16 times but the Huskies could only generate nine points from those turnovers – the major difference in the outcome.
 
The Golden Rams jumped out to leads of 12-4 and 17-9 in the first quarter only to watch the Huskies cut the lead to 19-17 after the opening ten minutes.
 
But, a disastrous second quarter blew the game open and gave the Golden Rams a 50-32 advantage at intermission. West Chester scored 31 second-quarter points and limited the Huskies to15, in the process. The Golden Rams shot 62.5% from the field, knocking down 20 of their 32 shot attempts in the opening twenty minutes.
 
After the hosts built their biggest lead of the night at 63-39 with 5:08 left in the third quarter, Bloomsburg outscored West Chester 18-8, the rest of the period to cut the lead to 71-57 which made things interesting heading to the final quarter.
 
However, the Huskies could only cut the lead to 12 late in the final period as the Golden Rams settled for the 17-point victory.
 
Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) led four Huskies in double figures with 22 points. However, after starting the season with seven straight double-doubles, Hopkins has now gone two straight with posting one after only pulling down seven rebounds.
 
Freshman Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) had her best game in a Bloomsburg uniform, collecting a career-high 18 points on 6-of-11 from the field, 4-of-7 from three-point range, and 2-of-2 at the foul line. She entered the contest averaging 4.5 points per game and only three triples made in 16 attempts over the course of the first eight games.

Junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) (11) and redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) (10) also finished in double figures for the Huskies.
 
Bloomsburg shot well from the field, making 27-of-54 field goal attempts, and held a 30-28 rebounding margin over the Golden Rams. But, the turnovers, and the points resulting from those turnovers, were the deciding factor.
 
Dallas Ely led five Golden Rams in double figures with 24 points.
 
The Huskies will attempt to snap their modest two-game losing streak when they host the Mountaineers of Mansfield University on Saturday, December 19. Tipoff is slated for 3:00 p.m. and will be the second game of a men's and women's doubleheader at Nelson Field House.



12/5/2015

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Fourth Quarter Dooms Women’s Basketball Against Gannon Saturday


BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team erased an early 17-point deficit, but scored just four fourth quarter points as the visiting Gannon Lady Knights posted an 82-63 win over the Huskies in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) crossover at Nelson Field House on Saturday afternoon. The loss snapped Bloomsburg's three-game winning streak and dropped the Huskies to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the PSAC Eastern Division. The Lady Knights improved to 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the PSAC West.
 
Gannon outscored Bloomsburg, 21-4, in the fourth quarter to break open a two-point game after three. The Lady Knights led 61-59 heading to the final stanza and then went on a 21-0 run to blow the game open. Bloomsburg did not score in the fourth until junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) converted a layup with 3:11 left in regulation. By that time, the damage had already been done.
 
The Huskies shot just 2-for-18 in the final period, including 0-for-9 from long distance.
 
The visitors came out firing on all cylinders in the opening quarter, jumping out to an 11-0 lead before redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) got the Huskies on the board with 5:31 left. The Lady Knight lead ballooned to 22-5 with 1:32 left before Bloomsburg scored six of the final nine points of the quarter to cut the lead to 25-13 after one.
 
The Huskies scored eight of the first nine points of the second quarter to cut the lead to 26-21 with 7:00 left. After a basket by Gannon's Jennie Thies, back-to-back three-pointers from junior Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) and freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) cut the Lady Knight lead to one, 28-27, with 5:18 left until halftime. Bloomsburg got its first lead of the game, 37-36, when Ross made one-of-two foul shots with 38 seconds remaining. But, the visitors got two foul shots from Nicole LaCava and a basket from Lauren Tewes to head to the locker room with a 40-37 advantage.
 
Bloomsburg would eventually recapture the lead when Sadowski scored with 6:09 left in the third quarter. That lead would increase to five – the Huskies' biggest lead of the game – when Mack nailed a three-pointer with 4:12 left in the third to give Bloomsburg a 57-52 lead. But, the hosts would score just six points over the final 14:12 as the Lady Knights outscored the Huskies 30-6 during the dry spell.
 
Five Bloomsburg players finished in double figures with junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) leading the way with a season-low 12 points. She would finish the afternoon one rebound shy of posting her eighth consecutive double-double to start the campaign, but did add five assists, a season-high three blocks, and a steal.
 
Mack (11), Ross (11), freshman Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) (10), and Sadowski (10) also reached double digits. For Gantz, it was the first time in her collegiate career that she scored at least ten points in a game. Ross also pulled down a team-high ten rebounds for her first career double-double.
 
Brianna Brennan led four Lady Knights in double figures with 20. Thies had a double-double of her own, scoring 13 points and grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds.
 
Bloomsburg did a much better job of protecting the basketball on Saturday, turning the ball over just 11 times. However, offensive rebounds once again killed the Huskies. Gannon pulled down 19 offensive boards and outrebounded Bloomsburg by a 51-36 margin.
 
Over the weekend, including Friday night's game against Mercyhurst, the Huskies allowed 45 offensive rebounds.
 
Bloomsburg will have 11 days to regroup as it will next be in action on Wednesday, December 16, when it travels to West Chester. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.







 
12/4/2015

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Women’s Basketball Outlasts Mercyhurst In Double Overtime Friday Night





BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team needed double overtime Friday night to put away a pesky Mercyhurst team by the final of 66-61 in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) crossover game at Nelson Field House. With the win, the Huskies improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the PSAC East. The Lakers fell to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the West.
 
It was Bloomsburg's first double overtime game since earning a road victory at Lincoln University, 74-71, on November 17, 2012.
 
Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) did it again on Friday night, posting her seventh double-double in seven games for the Huskies. She scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds while also adding five assists and five steals for the victors.
 

Bloomsburg stormed out of the gates, going on an 11-0 run to take a 13-2 advantage with 5:14 left in the opening ten-minute stanza. But then, the Huskies went ice cold and did not score again until redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) converted a layup with 5:22 left in the second quarter – a 9:52 stretch without a point. During the cold spell, Mercyhurst went on a 16-0 run to take an 18-13 lead before the Sadowski basket.
 
The teams exchanged points the rest of the first half with the score tied at 23-23 at intermission.
 
Mercyhurst shot just 24.3% in the first half (9-of-37) but stayed in the game thanks to 14 offensive rebounds and 13 Bloomsburg turnovers.
 
The game was tight the rest of the way with Mercyhurst building a 32-26 lead with 6:35 left in the third before the Huskies closed to within a point later in the quarter. However, the Lakers got back-to-back baskets from Natalie Piaggesi to close out the third leading the Huskies, 40-35.
 
Both teams struggled to score at the outset of the fourth but Mercyhurst continued to maintain a lead until Sadowski and junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) connected on back-to-back field goals to tie the game at 45-45 with 2:38 left. Hopkins followed with a layup to give Bloomsburg its first lead since a 23-21 margin with 1:18 left in the first half. Then in the closing moments and the Huskies ahead by three, Mercyhurst's Hayley Andres nailed a three-pointer with nine seconds left to tie the contest at 51-51, sending the game to overtime.
 
Bloomsburg led nearly the entire overtime period and held a three-point lead with 28 seconds left before Mercyhurst's Angela Heintz connected on a three-pointer to tie the game at 56-56. The Huskies played for the final shot and Hopkins got a good look after she drove the lane. However, her layup was short as the buzzer sounded to force a second overtime.
 
With the game tied at 61-61 with 1:18 left in the second overtime, Hopkins put the Huskies ahead for good by nailing one-of-two foul shots. The Lakers had a couple of looks on their ensuing possession but could not get a shot to fall. Sadowski hit a pair of foul shots to take a three-point lead with 32 seconds remaining.
 
Then, Sadowski came up with, arguably, the play of the game, blocking a three-point attempt by Mercyhurst's Adrienne Kloecker to keep the Huskies in front. Gantz would hit two free throws just seconds later for the final points of the night.
 
In addition to Hopkins, Sadowski and Klunk also had double-doubles for the Huskies. Sadowski tied Hopkins with a game-high 17 points and also pulled down ten rebounds. Klunk had ten points and ten rebounds. Sadowski blocked seven of Bloomsburg's season-high ten shots, breaking her career-high of six she had posted three times in her career – most recently at Shippensburg on January 31, 2015.
 
Junior Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) also finished in double figures with ten points.
 
Heintz led Mercyhurst with 16 points while pulling down 11 rebounds and dishing out seven assists.
 
Turnovers and rebounding were the keys in Bloomsburg's not being able to put away the pesky Lakers. The Huskies turned the ball over 27 times and gave up 26 offensive rebounds to Mercyhurst. But, the visitors could only shoot 29.3% from the field (24-of-82) and 27.3% from the foul line (3-of-11).
 
The Huskies will return to action on Saturday, December 5, when they host Gannon University at Nelson Field House. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.









12/1/2015

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Huge Second Half Lifts Women’s Basketball To 73-52 Victory Over East Stroudsburg



BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team used a dominant second half to erase a three-point halftime deficit and cruise to a 73-52 victory over visiting East Stroudsburg on Tuesday night at Nelson Field House. The Huskies improved to 5-1 overall and moved to 2-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division standings. The Warriors dropped to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in league play.
 
Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) continued her remarkable start to the campaign, posting her sixth double-double in six games with the Huskies. She led Bloomsburg with 24 points to go along with 11 rebounds. She was just 6-of-14 from the field but was 2-of-2 from long distance and 10-of-11 from the free throw line. She added six assists and four steals.

 
Tuesday's double-double placed Hopkins alone atop the national rankings in that category. She is one of two players in the country to have posted a double-double in every game this season – Virginia State's Wynterra Pittman has five in five games.
 
Hopkins certainly had some help, getting excellent contributions from juniors Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) and Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic). Ross had 13 points, five rebounds, and five assists while Klunk reached double figures for the sixth time this season with 15 points on 6-of-8 from the field. She entered Tuesday's game ranked third in the conference in field goal percentage (60.0%).
 
As they have done for much of the early portion of the season, the Huskies got off to a sluggish start and trailed 30-27 at halftime. Bloomsburg made just 8-of-31 field goal attempts (25.8%) in the first half but stayed in the game thanks to a 9-of-10 showing at the free throw line in the opening twenty minutes.
 
The second half, however, belonged to the Huskies.
 
Bloomsburg outscored East Stroudsburg, 46-22, in the second half which included a 25-10 margin in the third quarter that turned a three-point deficit into a 12-point advantage heading to the final period. The Huskies shot 16-of-29 (55.2%) from the field in the second half and used a stifling defense to limit East Stroudsburg to just 9-of-38 (23.7%) from the floor.
 
East Stroudsburg's Allison Howard provided a spark for the visitors at the outset, scoring the Warriors' first seven points as they jumped out to a 7-2 lead. Bloomsburg, however, outscored East Stroudsburg, 9-2, over the last six minutes of the quarter to take an 11-9 lead after one.
 
The hosts got their lead up to three on several occasions in the second quarter before the Warriors scored the final six points of the stanza to take a 30-27 lead at intermission.
 
The Warriors still led by two, 36-34, with 6:38 left in the third quarter before the Huskies took over. Bloomsburg went on a 10-0 run over the next five minutes and outscored the Warriors, 18-4, over the final 6:38 to take a 12-point lead to the fourth. Ross tied the game at 36-36 with 6:15 left and then Klunk put the home team up for good with 4:15 remaining in the third.
 
With the Huskies continuing to build their lead, the only question remaining was whether Hopkins would be able to keep her double-double streak alive. She did just that, pulling down her tenth board of the game with 5:30 left in regulation. She added another for good measure before being taken out in the closing minutes with the Huskies leading by 19.
 
Freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) added nine points while redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) and freshman Julia Gantz (Havertown/Archbishop John Carroll) chipped in with six points apiece. It was Sadowski's first game since November 22 as she missed the game against the University of the Sciences on November 29 due to an illness.
 
Howard finished the night with 17 points for the Warriors in a losing effort. East Stroudsburg did, however, hold a 48-39 rebounding edge – the first time this season that Bloomsburg was outrebounded.
 
Bloomsburg will jump right back into action at Nelson Field House when it hosts Mercyhurst University on Friday, December 4 and then Gannon University on Saturday, December 5. Tip-offs are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively.



11/29/15

Women’s Basketball Hangs On For 62-61 Win Over University Of The Sciences


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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team was given quite a scare by the University of the Sciences at Nelson Field House on Sunday afternoon, but was able to hang on for a 62-61 win in the team's first home game of the season. The Huskies needed a missed jumper at the buzzer to improve to 4-1 overall on the year while the Devils dropped to 1-5 overall.
 
Junior Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) led the Huskies with a career-high 18 points, making nine of her twelve field goal attempts. She added six rebounds, two assists, and a block in the victory.
 
The Huskies, who never trailed in the contest, led 55-43 after three quarters but were limited to just seven points in the fourth quarter as the Devils began to chip away at the lead. After junior Kristie Costantino (Norristown/Archbishop John Carroll) nailed a three-pointer to start the fourth quarter, increasing the lead to 15, the Huskies went quiet and did not score again until Ross converted a layup with 4:42 left.
 
During the cold spell, the Devils went on a 13-0 run to cut the Bloomsburg lead to 58-56 with 5:05 left.
 
After Ross put the Huskies in front by four, 60-56, Bloomsburg went scoreless again for another three minutes until Hopkins buried a 17-foot jumper with 1:43 left, which not only proved to be Bloomsburg's final points but also the game-winning shot.
 
The Devils' Molly Greenberg hit 1-of-2 foul shots with 43 seconds remaining and, after Costantino missed a three-pointer, Sarah Abbonizio missed a jumper from the free throw line as the horn sounded and Bloomsburg averted the upset bid.
 
Bloomsburg got off to a great start, building a 17-9 lead after the opening quarter and then taking a 29-23 lead to the locker room at halftime. The Huskies then scored 26 third-quarter points to stretch the lead to a dozen before the Devils outscored the Huskies, 18-7, in the fourth.  
 
Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) posted her fifth consecutive double-double, scoring 13 points while adding a season-high 16 rebounds. She also had five assists and two steals. Junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) also finished in double figures, posting 12 points along with six rebounds, and four assists.
 
Freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) added seven points while fellow rookie, Casey Warley (West Chester/Bayard Rustin), scored a career-high six points after knocking down a pair of third-quarter three-pointers.
 
Abbonizio almost single-handedly kept the Devils in the game and gave her team an opportunity at the buzzer to win it. She finished with a game-high 23 points after going 7-of-15 from three-point range. Five of her threes came during the second half.
 
Bloomsburg shot 43.9% from the field (25-of-57) but had its three-point struggles continue after making just five of 22 attempts from long distance (22.7%). The Huskies were 7-of-8 from the foul line. Turnovers also remained a concern as the Huskies committed 18 miscues which led to 14 Devils' points. On the other side, University of the Sciences shot 37.7% from the field (23-of-61) but made 11 of its 29 three-pointers (37.9%). The Devils went 4-of-8 from the foul line and committed 12 turnovers.
 
Bloomsburg held a significant 43-29 margin on the glass.
 
The Huskies will play three Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) games this week, all at Nelson Field House. Bloomsburg will host East Stroudsburg on Tuesday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. and then will entertain Mercyhurst on Friday, December 4 (5:30 p.m.) and Gannon on Saturday, December 5 (2:00 p.m.).



11/23/15

Hopkins, Mack Sweep PSAC East Women's Basketball Weekly Honors



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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) and freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) of the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team swept the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division weekly honors as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Hopkins earned her second consecutive Player of the Week Award while Mack garnered her first Freshman of the Week accolade.

Hopkins recorded three double-doubles in three games to lift the Huskies to a 2-1 record during the week. For the week, Hopkins scored 60 points (20.0 per game) and pulled down 34 rebounds (11.3 per game). She also had 10 assists (3.3 per game), 10 steals (3.3 per game), and three blocked shots (1.0 per game).

In a 71-54 win at Goldey-Beacom on Tuesday, Hopkins had 17 points and 10 rebounds while also adding three assists, three steals, and two blocked shots. The Huskies then opened PSAC play on Saturday with an 82-79 come-from-behind win at Seton Hill. Hopkins again led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds while collecting three assists, three steals, and one block. Then, on Sunday, the Huskies dropped an 80-65 decision at California (PA), but Hopkins posted her fourth consecutive double-double to start the season - 16 points and 13 rebounds while also contributing four assists and four steals.

Hopkins currently ranks third in the PSAC in scoring average (21.0 points per game) while leading the conference in rebounding average (12.0 rebounds per game) through four contests this season.

Mack was Bloomsburg's top rookie performer during the week as she averaged 9.0 points and 3.3 rebounds while also adding two assists and four steals in the three contests. She posted her first collegiate double-digit output with 10 points, three rebounds, and two steals in a win at Goldey-Beacom on Tuesday. She then posted a season-best 11 points, including three triples, and four rebounds in Sunday's loss at California (PA).

She is averaging 7.3 points and 2.8 rebounds through four games this season.

The Huskies will play their first home game of the 2015-16 season on Sunday, November 29 when they host the University of the Sciences at Nelson Field House. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.



 



11/22/15

Women’s Basketball Falls At #5 California (PA), 80-65,


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CALIFORNIA, Pa. – The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team could not mount a comeback on Sunday afternoon and dropped its first game of the season, 80-65, at California University of Pennsylvania. The Huskies fell to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action. The Vulcans, ranked fifth in the latest USA Today Sports Top 25 poll, improved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in league action.
 
Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) continued to excel, posting her fourth consecutive double-double to start her Bloomsburg career. She finished the afternoon with 16 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, and four steals in a losing effort. Junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) tied Hopkins in the scoring column with 16 points while adding three rebounds and three assists.
 
The Vulcans led by two, 21-19, after the opening quarter and then limited the Huskies to just 13 second quarter points to take a 42-32 lead to the locker room at halftime. The hosts shot 53.3% from the floor in the first half, including 3-of-5 from three-point range. Bloomsburg, meanwhile, struggled to knock down shots, going 13-of-36 (36.1%) from the field in the opening twenty minutes and just 1-of-6 from long distance.
 
California extended iys lead to 53-40 with 4:44 left in the third quarter before back-to-back three-pointers from freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) gave the Huskies some life. But, the Vulcans scored the next six points, four by Seairra Barrett, to jump back in front by 13 with 1:35 left in the third – a sign that a comeback was not meant to be on Sunday.
 
The Huskies cu the California lead to nine to end the third quarter but the Vulcans outscored Bloomsburg, 21-15, in the fourth for the final margin.
 
Bloomsburg, which trailed by 13 points in the fourth quarter at Seton Hill on Saturday before rallying for a three-point win, ended up shooting 39.7% from the field for the contest. Hopkins, who was just 6-of-18 from the field, had her lowest scoring output of the season with 16 points. Through four games, the junior is averaging 21.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in her first season with Bloomsburg.
 
Redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) scored 14 points on 6-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. Mack also finished in double figures, pouring in 11 points off the Husky bench. She hit all three of Bloomsburg's three pointers.
 
California used just six players on Sunday and had four players finish in double figures, led by Barrett who finished with 23. Miki Glenn, who had scored at least 20 points in the first four games of the season, had 16 on just 4-of-12 from the field.
 
The Huskies will play their first home game of the season on Sunday, November 29, when they host the University of the Sciences at Nelson Field House. Start time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.






11/21/15

Women’s Basketball Mounts Ferocious Fourth Quarter Rally To Stun Seton Hill, 82-79

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GREENSBURG, Pa. – The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team rallied from 13 points down with just under seven minutes left to post a stunning come-from-behind, 82-79, victory on the road at Seton Hill to open Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Huskies remained unbeaten, improving to 3-0 overall. The Griffins dropped to 2-2 on the year. It was the PSAC opener for both programs.
 
Trailing 71-58 with 6:56 left in the contest, Bloomsburg went on a 20-0 run over the next six-and-a-half minutes, shocking the Seton Hill faithful in the process, to take a seven-point lead with 26 seconds remaining.

Junior Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) started the rally with a layup to cut the lead to 11. A layup from junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) and a free throw by redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) got the Griffin lead down to eight with 4:40 left. Layups from Sadowski and Hopkins and four consecutive free throws – two from Hopkins and and two from junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) - tied the game at 71-71 with 2:53 left.
 
But, the Huskies were far from done. Hopkins made one-of-two foul shots with 1:50 remaining to give Bloomsburg a one-point lead – its first lead since a 37-35 advantage with 3:40 left in the first half. Hopkins hit four more free throws, sandwiched around a make by Klunk, to end the 20-0 run. The Huskies would not make a field goal over the last 4:03 but would go 15-of-17 at the foul line to seal the win.
 
Bloomsburg got off to a great start, leading 21-14 after the opening quarter. But, the Griffins would outscore Bloomsburg, 50-33, in the second and third quarters to take a ten-point lead into the fourth.
 
Hopkins continued her blazing start to her first season in a Bloomsburg uniform. She posted her third double-double in three career games with the Huskies, pouring in a game-high 27 points to go along with 11 rebounds. She scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the season-opening win at New Haven and then followed that performance with 17 points and ten boards in a win at Goldey-Beacom prior to Saturday afternoon. The transfer from Division I Monmouth went 8-of-17 from the field and 10-of-13 from the foul line.
 
Sadowski picked up her first double-double of the season, dropping in 13 points and grabbing ten rebounds. Klunk also finished in double figures after scoring 15 points in the victory. Ross had a solid effort with eight points and seven rebounds. Junior Kristie Costantino (Norristown/Archbishop John Carroll) led the Huskies with four assists while also chipping in with a season-high eight points.
 
Alexandria Deep scored 18 points to lead four Griffins in double figures.
 
Seton Hill was an impressive 13-of-30 from three-point range, including 7-of-10 in the second half. The Griffins shot better from long range (43.3%) than they did from two-point range (36.6%). The Huskies, meanwhile, were 27-of-62 (43.5%) from the field on Saturday, but made just three of twenty three-point tries.
 
Bloomsburg returns to action on Sunday, November 22, when it travels to California University of Pennsylvania. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.



11/17/2015

Women’s Basketball Handles Goldey-Beacom, 71-54, Tuesday Night WILMINGTON, Del.

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Five players scored in double figures on Tuesday night as the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team improved to 2-0 on the young season with a 71-54 non-conference victory at Goldey-Beacom. The Lightning dropped to 0-3 overall.
 
Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) posted her second consecutive double-double to start the season, and to start her Bloomsburg career, after leading the Huskies with a team-high 17 points and ten rebounds. She also paced the squad with three steals and two blocks in the victory.
 
It took both teams some time to get going as Bloomsburg only led, 8-5, nearly eight minutes into the first quarter. The Huskies would outscore the Lightning by the same 8-5 total over the final two minutes of the period to take a six-point lead into the second. The Huskies started the second quarter on a 10-3 run to take a 26-13 advantage with 6:49 left in the first half. The teams would exchange baskets the remainder of the opening twenty minutes as Bloomsburg took a 32-21 lead into the locker room at halftime.
 
Hopkins had nine points at the break while Sadowski and Klunk had seven points apiece.
 
Goldey-Beacom was able to tighten things up a little in the third quarter, outscoring the Huskies, 18-16, to cut the Bloomsburg lead to 48-39 heading into the final ten minutes. The Lightning would get as close as seven points on a pair of occasions early in the fourth, but an 11-2 run by the Huskies ballooned the lead to 16 with five minutes left. Goldey-Beacom would cut the lead to 11 at 65-54, but Bloomsburg scored the final six points of the night for the final margin.
 
Junior Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) and redshirt senior Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) each scored 13 points while junior Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) (11) and freshman Alyssa Mack (Walnutport/Allentown Central Catholic) (10) also finished in double figures. It was the first career double-digit point output of Mack's young collegiate career. Hopkins led the Huskies with ten rebounds while Sadowski, Ross, and Klunk had seven each.
 
Bloomsburg shot 48.4% from the field and limited the Lightning to just 32.3% and only 2-of-16 from three-point range. The Huskies outrebounded Goldey-Beacom, 38-36, while turnovers were also nearly even as the Lightning turned the ball over 24 times compared to Bloomsburg's 23.
 
Lexi Bruno led the hosts with a game-high 18 points.
 
The Huskies will return to action on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, when they open Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action. Bloomsburg will travel to Seton Hill on Saturday and then will be at California (PA) on Sunday. Both tip-offs are slated for 1:00 p.m.
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11.16.2015
Hopkins Named PSAC East Women’s Basketball Player Of The Week

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Junior Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) of the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Athlete of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
 
Hopkins kicked off her Bloomsburg career in style on Friday night, lifting the Huskies to a come-from-behind, 76-72, victory at New Haven to open the 2015-16 regular season. In her first game in a Bloomsburg uniform, Hopkins posted 24 points to go along with 14 rebounds and six assists to lead both teams in all three categories.
 
The junior went 8-of-16 from the floor and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line in leading the Huskies to the comeback against the Chargers. Bloomsburg trailed by as many as 18 points early in the second quarter and still trailed by double-figures late in the third before rallying for the four-point victory.
 
Hopkins and the Huskies will return to action on Tuesday night, November 17, with a non-conference tilt at Goldey-Beacom College. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. from the Joseph West Jones Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Bloomsburg will then open conference play with a pair of road contests at Seton Hill and California (PA) on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 respectively. Those contests are set to begin at 1:00 p.m.






Friday November 13, 2015






Women's Basketball Team Rallies
For Win

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NEW HAVEN, CT-Mia Hopkins (Pittston/Pittston Area) scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures as the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team opened its 2015-16 season with a 76-72, come-from-behind win over New Haven on Friday night. The win avenged a loss last year to the Chargers at the Nelson Field House.

The Huskies trailed 31-16 after one period and 44-32 at halftime, but outscored the Chargers 17-12 in the third and 27-16 in fourth quarter to rally for the victory.

In the early going the Huskies, who feature nine new players on the roster, turned the ball over seven times leading to 12 Charger points. In the opening 10 minutes the home team shot nearly 48 percent from the floor to grab control of the game. New Haven took its biggest lead of the game in the second period going on top 34-16 on a three-pointer to start the quarter. Bloomsburg, though, came back and trimmed the deficit to 12 points by halfitme with Morgan Klunk (Felton/York Catholic) scoring five points in the quarter.

The Huskies further trimmed the New Haven lead in the third period with Hopkins scoring six points and leaving Bloomsburg down jus
t seven going to the fourth.

In the final 10 minutes the Huskies used an 8-0 run to go on top, 67-64, with 2:48 to play. It was a jumper by Hopkins with 4:34 to play that gave Bloomsburg its first lead of the game. Down the stretch Bloomsburg used clutch free throw shooting hitting on seven of eight from the line to pull out the four
point win.

Hopkins, a transfer from Monmouth University, hit on 8-16 shots from the floor and was a perfect 8-8 from the foul line. The junior also grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out six assists in the win.

Also hitting double figures was Klunk with 18 point
s, while Adreana Sadowski (Fleetwood/Brandywine Heights) had 12 points and eight rebounds with Alex Ross (Lancaster/Manheim Township) netting a career-high 11 points.

Bloomsburg, 1-0, plays at Goldey-Beacom College on Tuesday at 6 p.m.








Scrimmage: Nov. 9, 2015


Villanova Cruises to 78-51 Win Over Bloomsburg

The Wildcats made eight of their first 13 shots, including a perfect four-of-four from long distance to race to a 22-11 lead. Senior guard Caroline Coyer led the early charge by scoring Villanova’s first eight points.

Villanova led 36-20 with 6:51 to play in the second quarter when the Huskies used a 10-2 run to pull within 38-30 at the 2:42 mark. A lay-up by Jordan Dillard made it a 40-30 game, before two free throws by Bloomsburg junior guard Alex Ross cut the Wildcat advantage back to eight at 40-32. The Wildcats closed out the first half scoring with lay-ups by Dillard and sophomore guard Alex Louin to send Villanova to halftime with a 44-32 lead.

The Wildcats started the third quarter on a 9-2 run to open up a 53-34 lead. Senior guard Katherine Coyer led the Villanova spurt with five points, including a three-ball and a 10-foot jumper. Villanova would out score Bloomsburg, 19-7, in the third stanza to take a 62-39 lead.

Bloomsburg would not get within 19 in the fourth quarter and Villanova would cruise to the win.

In the victory, Villanova was led by Dillard and sophomore center Megan Quinn who had 12 points each. Dillard was 6-of-11 from the field. The Coyer twins each added 10 points. Quinn led the Wildcats with eight rebounds, while Caroline Coyer had a game-high five assists.


Bloomsburg was paced by Mia Hopkins with 13 points and Julia Gantz who netted 12 points.

For the game, Villanova shot 29-of-69 from the field (42.0%), 7-of-25 from three-point range (28.0%) and 13-of-17 from the foul line (76.5%), while Bloomsburg shot 32.8 percent from the floor (19-of-58), 22.7 percent from behind the arc (5-of-22) and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe (8-of-11).