(2/17) Drew 84 Wilkes 70
Senior guard Melissa Kraft scored 36 points to help Drew University post an 84-70 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The Rangers conclude the regular season with an overall record of 13-12 and a conference mark of 8-6, while Wilkes sees their season come to an end with a 6-19 overall record and a 2-12 mark in conference play.
The first 20 minutes was a back and forth affair that featured nine ties and seven lead changes. Drew’s biggest lead of the half was just two points, while Wilkes enjoyed their biggest advantage of the stanza on a basket by Lacey Andresen that made it 20-16 with 6:58 left in the half.
The Rangers relied heavily on the play of Kraft in the first half. With Courtney Cunningham, the team’s leading scorer saddled with foul trouble, Kraft was able to convert 6-of-17 shots from the field and all five of her free throw attempts to score 20 points in the opening half.
Kraft knocked down her third three-pointer of the half to give Drew a 30-28 lead with 25 seconds before intermission. However, Randi Corbo countered for Wilkes with a jumper in the paint to knot the game at 30-30 at halftime.
Drew would take command by putting together a 20-6 run early in the second half that erased a 37-36 deficit and gave the Rangers a 56-43 lead with 11:48 left to play in the game.
Wilkes would cut the lead to single digits just one more time, that coming on a lay-up by Nicole Quick with 10:26 left that made it a 59-50 contest. However, Kraft would convert a drive and Cunningham cashed in a three-point play to extend the lead to double-figures for good, 64-50 with 9:28 left and end any chances for a Wilkes comeback.
Kraft finished the afternoon 12-of-28 from the field and 8-of-8 from the free throw line. She also had seven rebounds, six steals and three assists. Cunningham added 21 points, including 17 in the second half. Allison Hartnett chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds for the Rangers, who shot an impressive 57.1 percent from the field in the second half after converting 20-of-35 shots.
Katie Cappelloni led four Wilkes players in double digits with 16 points. Karyn Perestam added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Lacey Andresen chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Corbo tossed in 10 points and four assists.
(2/13) King's 82 Wilkes 46
King’s College used a second half surge to race past rival Wilkes University, 82-46, in a Freedom Conference women’s basketball game on Tuesday night in the Marts Center. The win improved the Lady Monarchs to 17-7 overall and 9-4 in conference play. Wilkes saw their records fall to 6-18 overall and 2-11 in the conference.
The two teams would battle on even terms through the first eight minutes of the game before an 8-0 spurt by King’s gave them a 16-8 advantage. Brittany Atzert started the spurt with a three-point play that made it 11-8. After Lauren Kendra came up with a steal and lay-up for the Lady Monarchs, Jenna Palumbo cashed in a three-pointer give King’s an eight-point advantage with 8:51 left in the half.
King’s would build the lead to 23-11 on a jumper by Kaitlyn Fiorino with 6:26 left before intermission. However, Wilkes would continue to hand around and trimmed the deficit to eight, 27-19, on a Chelsey Gosse free throw at the 3:05 mark. The Lady Monarchs would again stretch the lead and headed into halftime with a 34-22 edge thanks to a Fiorino three-pointer with five ticks left in the stanza.
Karyn Perestam scored the first four points of the second half for Wilkes to cut the King’s lead to 34-26. But, that is as close as the Lady Colonels would get as the Lady Monarchs went on a 19-3 run to put the game out of reach.
Fiorino, Kendra and Kaitlyn Malshefski each converted a field goal to provide King’s with a 40-26 lead at the 17:40 mark. After Fiorino knocked down two free throws, Casey Heitman drained a three-pointer to extend the lead to 45-26.
Perestam scored inside to make it 45-28 and then hit a charity toss to cut the lead to 45-29 with 15:32 remaining. King’s answered with three-pointers by Heitman and Palumbo and a basket inside by Atzert to up the lead to 53-29 with 12:11 to play. The Lady Colonels would get no closer than 22 points the rest of the way.
Heitman led four Wilkes players in twin digits with 17 points and seven rebounds. Palumbo chipped in with 16 points. Fiorino had 13 tallies, while Atzert had 10 points. Kendra also enjoyed a solid showing with eight assists and four steals.
Wilkes was led by Perestam’s 15 points and seven rebounds. Andresen added seven points and a game-high nine boards for the Lady Colonels, who managed to out-rebound King’s by a 51-39 margin.
(2/10) FDU-Florham 79 Wilkes 66
FDU-Florham rallied from a nine-point first half deficit to top Wilkes University, 79-66, in a Freedom Conference women’s basketball contest on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Devils to 10-13 overall and 4-8 in the conference, while Wilkes slips to 6-17 overall and 2-10 in conference play.
The Lady Colonels used an early 14-3 spurt to open up their nine point edge. Trailing 4-2 Wilkes would rattle off six straight points on field goals by Lacey Andresen, Ashley Makarczyk and Nicole Quick to jump out to an 8-4 advantage.
Emily Cerankowski connected on a charity toss for FDU-Florham to cut the lead to 8-5. But, Randi Corbo hit four consecutive free throws to extend the LadyColonels lead to 12-5 with 13:55 left in the half. Courtney Young would follow with a field goal inside for the Devils to make it 12-7. Wilkes answered with two free throws apiece by Katie Cappelloni and Karyn Perestam to up their lead to 16-7 with 12:17 showing on the clock.
Wilkes would continue to lead and held a 22-15 edge after two Corbo charity tosses with 7:55 left in the stanza. FDU-Florham would respond with eight consecutive points, including a field goal by Cerankowski that gave them a 23-22 lead just 3:37 before intermission.
The Lady Colonels went back on top later in the half on two Perestam free throws that made it 26-24. The Devils then scored the final six points of the half to take a 30-26 lead into halftime. Danielle Michlovsky started the spurt with a lay-up that evened the count at 26-26. Jessie Chalmers would add four free throws in the remaining time to give the Devils their four-point lead.
FDU-Florham would extend their lead to five points, 44-39, on a Cerankowski field goal with 14:46 left in the game. Wilkes answered with a three-pointer by Corbo and an Andresen free throw to close to within 44-43 with 13:45 left.
The Devils made sure that the Lady Colonels would get no closer by rattling off 11 straight points to move out to a 55-43 lead. Michlovsky, Shannon Smith and Maureen Kehoe cashed in field goals to give FDU-Florham a 50-43 edge. Chalmers would add a lay-up that made it 52-43. Cerankowski capped the spurt with a three-pointer at the 9:43 mark that provided her team with the 12-point lead.
FDU-Florham built the lead to a game-high 15 points, 60-45, on two Kim Molaskey free throws with 8:07 left. Wilkes would counter with an 8-0 run to cu the lead to seven. Andresen and Makarczyk each nailed a three-pointer, and Kelly Patchell hit two free throws, to make it 60-53 with 6:14 left.
Chalmers put an end to the Wilkes run by drilling consecutive three-pointers of her own that pushed the lead to 66-53 with 4:21 left. The Lady Colonels were unable to get any closer than eight points the rest of the way.
Cerankowski popped in a game-high 28 points to lead three FDU-Florham players in double figures. Chalmers finished with 22 tallies, while Michlovsky had 10 points, eight rebounds and six steals.
Wilkes was led by Corbo’s 19 points. Andresen added 18 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Perestam ended the afternoon with 10 points and six rebounds.
(2/7) Scranton 82 Wilkes 33
The University of Scranton used an 18-0 lead to end the half and gain some breathing room on their way to an 82-33 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Wednesday night in the Marts Center.
The win improves the Lady Royals, who are ranked fifth in the latest D3hoops.com Top-25 poll, to 20-2 overall and 11-0 in the conference. Wilkes sees their overall record slide to 6-16 and their conference record move to 2-9.
Wilkes hung tough in the opening eight minutes of the opening stanza and cut the lead to 13-8 on a lay-up by Nicole Quick at the 12:12 mark. Scranton would respond with field goals by Michelle Fabio, Ryan Mooney and Tiffaney Williams to extend their lead to 19-8 with 10:56 left in the period.
Lacey Andresen would cash in a three-pointer for the Lady Colonels and Williams converted a traditional three-point play for Scranton to move the score to 22-11. Kelly Patchell followed for Wilkes with a bucket inside to cut the deficit to 22-13 with 9:06 left in the half.
The field goal by Patchell would be the final points of the half for the Lady Colonels as Scranton closed the half on an 18-0 spurt to take command for good. Williams hit a free throw, Allison Matt knocked down a jumper and Taryn Mellody dropped in a three-pointer to give the Lady Royals a 28-13 lead. A Williams lay-up and a four-point play by Mellody would extend the gap to 34-13 with 3:43 showing on the clock.
Marisa Healy came off the bench to hit a field goal inside and pair of charity tosses to make it a 38-13 lead. Tammy Waiters would end the half with two free throws with no time showing on the clock to give Scranton a 40-13 lead at intermission.
Wilkes would never threaten in the final 20 minutes as Scranton continued to add to their lead by shooting a red-hot 51.5 percent from the field and holding Wilkes to just 24 percent shooting.
Mellody paced the Scranton attack by popping in 15 points. Casey Thran contributed 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists, while Williams ended the night with 10 points. Matt was credited with six assists.
Randi Corbo had 10 points to lead Wilkes offensively. Patchell chipped in with six points and a game-high eight rebounds.
(2/3) Delaware Valley 75 Wilkes 65
Moira Donohue popped in 27 points to lead Delaware Valley College to a 75-65 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon in the Marts Center. The win improves the Aggies to 9-11 overall and 5-5 in conference play. Wilkes sees their records move to 6-15 overall and 2-8 in the conference.
Delaware Valley would used a 13-4 spurt to open up their biggest lead of the first half. With the two teams knotted at 7-7 early on, Kim Vennera hit a lay-up and Donohue knocked down a three-pointer to provide the Aggies with a 12-7 advantage. Brooke Dittmar would follow by hitting a pair of free throws to up the Delaware Valley lead to 14-7.
After Katie Cappelloni scored on a drive for Wilkes to pull her team with five, Dittmar hit one charity toss to make it a 15-9 game. Chelsey Gosse came up with a steal and lay-up for the Lady Colonels to close the deficit to 15-11. But, Dittmar hit two more free throws and Shannon O’Neill drilled a three-pointer to give the Aggies a 20-11 lead with 8:39 left before halftime.
Wilkes strung together five straight points on a basket inside by Kelly Patchell, a Randi Corbo free throw and a fast break lay-up by Gosse to get within four points, 26-22, with 1:38 remaining in the stanza. Donohue’s jumper with 29 ticks left in the period were the final points of the half and gave Delaware Valley a 28-22 lead at intermission.
The Lady Colonels would the Aggies lead to 30-28 just 1:31 into the second half on a three-pointer by Lacey Andresen. But, Delaware Valley answered with six straight points to improve their lead to eight. Rachel Joyce hit two free throws and O’Neill and Dittmar both cashed in a field goal to give the Aggies a 36-28 advantage with 16:19 left.
Wilkes would continue to hang around and once again made a move to cut the lead to 36-33 on a Patchell field goal with 14:57 remaining. But, thanks to some hot shooting from Donohue and O’Neill, the Aggies were able to stretch the lead to 10 points, 45-35, on an O’Neill trifecta with 11:56 left.
The Lady Colonels would get as close as six, 45-39, on two Randi Corbo free throws just 51 seconds later. However, that is as close as they would get the rest of the way as the Aggies continued to extend their lead. They took their biggest advantage of the game on two more Dittmar free throws that made it 65-50 with 5:10 left. The closest Wilkes would get the rest of the way with 73-65 with 20 ticks left following a Corbo basket.
Delaware Valley shot just 42.9 percent from the floor in the game, but the Aggies were outstanding from behind the three-point arc, hitting 7-of-13 long-range shots. They were also successful on 20-of-24 free throw tries in the contest.
Wilkes shot 43.9 percent from the floor for the game, but cashed in only 5-of-15 from three-point land. The Lady Colonels were solid from the free throw line as well, making 10-of-12.
Donohue hit 11-of-18 field goal tries and 3-of-6 from three-point range on her way to her game-high 27 points. O’Neill, who was 4-of-5 from three three-point line, finished with 18 points and six assists. Dittmar contributed 11 points and seven rebounds.
Ashley Makarczyk led three Wilkes players in double-figures with 13 points. Patchell chipped in with 12 points and five rebounds, while Karyn Perestam added 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
(1/31) Lycoming 67 Wilkes 60
Lycoming College jumped out to a 13-point halftime lead and then held off a second half Wilkes University rally to post a 67-60 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win on Wednesday night. The victory improves the Warriors to 7-13 overall and 2-7 in conference play, while the Lady Colonels fell to 6-14 overall and 2-7 in the conference.
Lycoming held a 19-14 lead before rattling off eight straight tallies to take a double-figure lead. Allison Mock knocked down a three-pointer and Rebecca Leid cashed in two free throws to give the Warriors a 24-14 lead. Andrea Cooper would add a field goal and Michelle Wisla hit one charity toss to provide Lycoming with a 27-14 lead with 4:30 left in the opening half.
Wilkes would cut the lead to eight, 29-21, on a three-pointer by Ashley Makarczyk just 1:44 before intermission. But, Leid hit two free throws and Brittany Knopp added three charity tosses before the end of the half to send Lycoming into halftime with a 34-21 lead.
The Warriors built the lead to 16 points, 41-25, on a three-pointer by Jessica Zerbee with 16:58 remaining before Wilkes began their comeback.
Trailing 44-29, the Lady Colonels put together an 11-0 run to close to within four. Katie Cappelloni started the run with a jumper and Lacey Andresen hit a three-pointer and a free throw to cut the deficit to 44-35. A lay-up by Makarczyk and a free throw by Karyn Perestam made it 44-38. Andresen would cap the out-burst with a basket inside that moved the score to 44-40 with 12:49 left.
Lycoming would extend the lead to 55-47 on three free throws by Mock with 6:06 left. However, field goals by Perestam, Andresen and Khadija Bates closed the gap to 55-53 with 3:45 showing on the clock.
Mock would come through with a big shot when she nailed a three-pointer at the 3:30 mark to push the lead to 58-53. After a free throw by Perestam made it 58-54, Cooper knocked down a three-pointer to give Lycoming a 61-54 advantage with 2:56 left.
Wilkes would make one more push, closing to within 64-60 on a pair of Randi Corbo free throws with 0:27 left. But, the Warriors were able to hit three-of-four free throws in the remaining seconds to close out the win.
Cooper had a game-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Lycoming. Mock contributed 10 points for the Warriors, while Leid had nine points and six boards.
Wilkes was paced by Andresen’s 13 points, six rebounds and five steals. Cappelloni was also in double-figures with 10 tallies. Perestam chipped in with nine points and six rebounds.
(1/27) DeSales 70 Wilkes 41
DeSales University used a 16-0 run in the second half to take control on their way to a 70-41 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon.
The win improves the Bulldogs to 15-4 overall and 7-1 in the conference. Wilkes sees their overall record fall to 6-13 and their conference mark slip to 2-6.
DeSales would take a 10-7 lead on a basket by Caitlin Miller with 9:13 remaining in the first half. But, Wilkes would respond to take their first lead of the game by scoring five consecutive points. Kelly Patchell pulled the Lady Colonels within 10-9 on a rebound and basket. Lacey Andresen followed with a three-point field goal that put Wilkes on top, 12-10, at the 8:19 mark.
After Randi Corbo scored on a drive to give the Lady Colonels a 16-15 advantage with 7:07 left in the period, DeSales embarked on a 16-2 spurt to take the lead for good. Erica Sovak began the run with a drive and LeighAnn Burke knocked down a three-pointer to provide the Bulldogs with a 20-16 lead. Kirby Lutz extended the lead to 22-16 with a steal and basket, but Wilkes’ Chelsey Gosse hit two free throws with 5:00 left before intermission to close the gap to 22-18.
A basket inside by Burke and a three-point play by Lutz gave DeSales a 27-18 lead. After Kaila Wiand scored on a drive for the Bulldogs, Lutz cashed in a field goal inside to make it 31-18 with 1:20 left in the stanza.
Wilkes would score the final four points of the half. Patchell converted inside and Ashley Makarczyk hit a driving shot for the Lady Colonels to pull their team within 31-22 heading into the locker room at halftime.
The Lady Colonels would make it 31-24 when Andresen scored on an offensive rebound for the first points of the second stanza. DeSales would respond with field goals by Lutz and Burke to take a 35-24 lead. However, Corbo scored on a steal and lay-up to move the lead back to single digits, 35-26, with 16:52 left in the contest.
DeSales followed with their decisive 16-point run that gave them a double-figure lead for good. Kim Rarick hit a 15-foot jumper to begin the spurt and make it a 37-26 game. After Jenna Stampf hit a lay-up, Rarick knocked down consecutive three-point field goal attempts to up the Bulldogs lead to 45-26. Burke, Stampf and Lutz would add field goals as DeSales built their lead to 51-26 with 12:39 to play in the game. Wilkes would get no closer than 19 points the rest of the way.
Lutz finished with 17 points and seven rebounds to lead three DeSales players in double-figures. Burke added 15 points, five assists and six steals. Rarick contributed 10 tallies.
Wilkes was led by Corbo’s 15 points and four assists. Patchell added seven points and a game-high nine rebounds.
(1/24) Wilkes 79 FDU-Florham 72
Wilkes University used a stingy second half defensive effort to rally past FDU-Florham, 79-72, in a Freedom Conference women’s basketball game on Wednesday night in the Marts Center. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 6-12 overall and 2-5 in the conference, while the Devils fall to 7-10 overall and 2-5 in conference play.
FDU-Florham would race out to a 16-2 lead in the opening 4:58 behind the play of Emily Cerankowski. Cerankowski scored seven points during the opening run, while Danielle Michlovsky added four tallies.
The Lady Colonels would close the lead to 19-11 on a three-pointer by Lacey Andresen with 12:22 remaining in the stanza. With the Devils holding a 34-25 lead later in the half, Cerankowski knocked down a three-pointer and Maureen Kehoe added a free throw to make it 38-25.
Ashley Makarczyk would answer for Wilkes with two charity tosses to cut the deficit to 38-27. Cerankowski followed with two charity tosses to make it 40-27. After Kelly Patchell scored on an offensive rebound for the Lady Colonels, Kehoe converted a lay-up and Cerankowski drilled a three-pointer to give the Devils their biggest lead of the half, 44-29, with 3:52 remaining in the stanza.
Wilkes would end the half by scoring the final six points to close within 44-35 at intermission. Randi Corbo knocked down two free throws and Nicole Quick followed with a pair of charity tosses to pull the Lady Colonels within 44-33. A Patchell field goal inside with 58 seconds left in the period made it a nine-point game at intermission.
The Lady Colonels would continue their spurt with eight consecutive tallies to begin the second half. Lacey Andresen and Patchell had four points each for Wilkes to help their team close the gap to 44-43 with 15:28 remaining.
FDU-Florham would eventually stretch the lead back to nine points, 57-48, on a pair of free throws by Michlovsky with 8:44 left. Wilkes quickly responded by out-scoring the Devils 9-2 over the next three minutes to move to within 59-57 with 5:51 showing on the clock.
Two free throws by Kate Daly extended the FDU-Florham lead to 61-57. But, Andresen was fouled attempting a three-point field goal and connected on all three charity tosses to make it a 61-60 game with 5:25 left.
Wilkes would take their first lead when Andresen cashed in a three-pointer from the top of the key to give her team a 63-61 lead at the 4:42 mark. Cerankowski would then hit four charity tosses for FDU-Florham on their next two trips down the floor to give the Devils a 65-63 advantage.
Trailing 69-68 with less than two minutes left, Wilkes went inside to Karyn Perestam, who connected from down low to put the Lady Colonels on top for good, 70-69 with 1:22 left. After a missed shot by Cerankowski on the Devils next possession, Andresen was fouled and hit one-of-two from the line to make it 71-69 with 1:07 left.
With 1:01 remaining FDU-Florham had a chance to knot the game when Maureen Kehoe was fouled. However, she was able to hit only one of her two attempts to trim the lead to 71-70. Corbo was fouled for the Lady Colonels with 56 seconds left and calmly sank both free throws to extend the lead to 73-70. Kehoe followed with a driving basket with 47 ticks left to make it a 73-72 lead.
Wilkes would put the game away by hitting all six of their free throw attempts in the last 28 seconds. Corbo hit two, while Nicole Quick was able to cash in all four of her tries to help the Lady Colonels pull away.
FDU-Florham shot an impressive 63.0 (17-27) percent from the field in the first half, but were limited to just 22.6 (7-31) percent shooting in the final 20 minutes. Wilkes, meanwhile, shot only 35.7 (10-28) percent in the first half, but were successful on 41.4 (12-29) of their shots in the second half.
Corbo led four Wilkes players in twin digits with 21 points and six assists. Andresen contributed 19 points and seven rebounds. Makarczyk chipped in with 12 points and three assists, while Patchell added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Cerankowski had a game-high 26 points, 22 of which came in the first half, to lead FDU-Florham. Michlovsky tallied 16 pints and Kehoe knocked down 14 counters for the Devils.
(1/22) Lincoln 75 Wilkes 71 (ot)
Shanice Nesmith scored a game-high 32 points to lead Lincoln University to a 75-71 overtime win over Wilkes University in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Monday night in the Marts Center. The Lions improved to 10-6 with the victory, while the Lady Colonels saw their record fall to 5-12 overall.
Lincoln would get off to a fast start thanks in large part to the play of Sharell McMillan. McMillan scored seven points in the opening six minutes to help the Lions jump out to a 13-4 lead.
Wilkes would answer with a 13-4 run of their own that featured a pair of long-range three-pointers by Lacey Andresen. The Lady Colonels would pull even at 17-17 on a Kelly Patchell field goal with exactly eight minutes remaining in the stanza.
Randi Corbo hit five straight free throws to provide Wilkes with a 27-22 lead with 1:36 left before halftime. But, Mary Rotimi hit one-of-two from the charity stripe for the Lions, and Shanice Nesmith converted a traditional three-point play with 15 seconds left in the period to pull Lincoln within 27-26 at intermission.
The second half would feature eight lead changes and six ties. Lincoln would open the half with a 13-6 spurt to take a 39-33 lead on a field goal by Asha Atkinson with 15:25 remaining in the game.
Behind the play of Randi Corbo, Wilkes would counter with six consecutive tallies to tie the game at 39-39 with 13:11 left. Corbo cashed in five points during the spurt for the Lady Colonels, including a pair of free throws to knot the count.
A three-pointer by Katie Cappelloni at the 8:49 mark gave Wilkes their biggest lead of the second half, 50-46. Nesmith would follow with five straight points for the Lions to put her team on top 51-50 at the 7:58 mark.
With neither team able to build a lead larger than three points the rest of the way, Lincoln took a 62-59 edge on a Nesmith lay-up with 1:26 left. Patchell was fouled with 1:14 remaining and hit one-of-two from the line to cut the Lions lead to 62-60. Then, with 24 seconds left, Karyn Perestam was fouled inside and went to the line for Wilkes with a chance to tie the game. Perestam converted both free throw attempts to tie the game at 62-62.
Lincoln had two shots to win the game in regulation, but both times Wilkes was able to negate the opportunities. Cappelloni grabbed the final Lincoln miss with five seconds left and raced down court. However, her shot as time expired was off the mark and the two teams headed into an extra period.
Wilkes would take a 63-62 lead at 4:26 of the overtime period when Cappelloni hit one-of-two charity tosses. Atkinson then gave Lincoln the lead for good with a jumper at 2:49 that made it 64-63. Rotimi upped the Lions lead to 67-63 with a three-point play with 2:22 showing on the clock.
Corbo and Rotimi would trade baskets to move the score to 69-65 with 1:55 left. Cappelloni then knocked down a three-pointer with 1:38 left to pull Wilkes within 69-68. Lincoln would turn the ball over on their next possession, but the Lady Colonels were unable to capitalize when Corbo’s shot was off the mark with 1:12 remaining.
The Lions came down on their next trip and Nesmith drilled a three-pointer with 55 seconds showing on the clock to give her team a 72-68 lead. After the Lady Colonels cut the lead to 73-71 on a Cappelloni field goal with 17 seconds left, McMillan was fouled with six ticks left. She stepped to the line and cashed in both free throws to seal the game and give Lincoln a 75-71 lead.
Nesmith hit on 11-of-24 field goal attempts during her 32-point effort, while also coming up with six rebounds and five steals for Lincoln. Rotimi added 17 points, 13 rebounds and 8 blocked shots. McMillan finished with 12 points and seven boards.
Cappelloni had 19 points and six rebounds to lead the Wilkes attack. Corbo ended the night with 15 points and five assists. Patchell added seven points and a game-high 17 rebounds, while Khadija Bates snagged 10 rebounds.
(1/20) Drew 74 Wilkes 53
Melissa Kraft and Courtney Cunningham combined to score 45 points and lead Drew University to a 74-53 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Rangers to 8-8 overall and 3-3 in conference play. The Lady Colonels fall to 5-11 overall and 1-5 in the conference.
Drew opened the game with an 8-2 run, but Wilkes would respond to cut the lead to 12-11 on a basket inside by Karyn Perestam with 12:10 left in the first stanza.
The Rangers would then embark on a 19-2 spurt to extend their lead to double-figures. Kraft scored 11 points during the out-burst and Cunningham contributed four tallies, including a pair of free throws to cap the run and give her team a 31-13 lead with 5:52 remaining in the period.
Wilkes, who trailed 38-23 at intermission, would fall behind by as many as 19 points, 44-25, during the early stages of the second half. However, the Lady Colonels would continue to battle and trimmed the Drew advantage to 45-36 on a field goal inside by Khadija Bates with 11:57 left in the game.
Once again, Drew had an answer as they went on a 12-4 spurt to push the lead to 57-40 with 7:15 left. Cunningham scored five points during the run, while Kraft had four points during the same spree.
The Lady Colonels would respond with an 11-2 run of their own to get to within eight points with 4:22 left. Lacey Andresen knocked down a three-pointer to start the rally and make it 57-43. After Cunningham scored for the Rangers to up the advantage to 59-43, Chelsey Gosse hit a jumper for Wilkes, Randi Corbo made one free throw, and Andresen scored inside to cut the lead to 59-48. After Corbo hit another charity toss to make it a 10-point game, Katie Cappelloni converted a field goal to make it 59-51.
Drew led 62-53 with just over three minutes left before closing the game on a 12-0 run to put the contest away. Kraft once again played a pivotal role in the spurt by scoring six points.
Kraft finished with 24 points and six rebounds and Cunningham had 21 points and eight boards to pace the Drew attack. The Rangers also received nine points and nine rebounds from Laura Methvin.
Andresen had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Wilkes. Gosse came off the bench to contribute 11 points and six rebounds.
(1/17) Scranton 63 Wilkes 23
The fourth-ranked University of Scranton used a big first half run to take control on their way to a 63-23 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Wednesday night in the Marts Center.
The win was the 13th straight for the Lady Royals, who improved to 14-1 overall and 5-0 in conference play. Wilkes saw their overall record fall to 5-10 and their conference mark slip to 1-4 with the loss.
Scranton, behind six points from Taryn Mellody and four from Tiffaney Williams, jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the opening 5:09 of the first stanza.
Wilkes would respond thanks to the play of Randi Corbo. Corbo knocked down a three-pointer to cut the lead to 12-3. She would then convert a steal into a lay-up to make it a 12-5 game. At the 12:47 mark, Corbo cashed in one-of-two free throws to pull the Lady Colonels within 12-6.
The Lady Royals put together a decisive 23-2 run to close out the half and take control for good. Casey Thran started the run with a 17-footer to make it 14-6. Michelle Fabio would tack on consecutive field goals and Mellody knocked down a three-pointer to extend the gap to 21-6 with eight minutes showing on the clock. A free throw and field goal by Williams made it 24-6 at the 6:46 mark, before Wilkes got their final points of the half on a bucket inside by Karyn Perestam that made it 24-8.
Scranton scored the final 11 points of the stanza to head into halftime with a 35-8 lead. A field goal by Ryan Mooney, a pair of free throws by Allison Matt, and one charity toss by Williams gave the Lady Royals a 29-8 lead. Thran cashed in back-to-back field goals and Julie Brophy scored on a lay-up to give Scranton the 27-point halftime lead.
The Lady Royals would continue to add to their lead when they opened the second half with a 13-2 spurt. Mellody scored the first six points during the run to up the lead to 41-8. Lacey Andresen scored on an offensive rebound for Wilkes to make it 41-10. But, Williams scored four straight points and Mellody converted a three-pointer to give Scranton a 48-10 lead with 15:57 left.
Despite shooting only 32.9 percent from the floor after hitting 25-of-76 field goal attempts, Scranton was able to keep Wilkes at a distance thanks to a smothering defensive effort. The Lady Royals held the Lady Colonels to just 17.9 percent shooting from the field as Wilkes converted only 10-of-56 field goal tries in the game.
Mellody was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points, including a 4-for-6 effort from three-point range. Williams contributed 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Thran came off the bench to provide 10 points.
Corbo was the lone Wilkes player to reach twin digits, ending the night with 10 points and five rebounds. Perestam pulled down a team-leading 11 rebounds, while also tossing in six points.
(1/13) DeSales 77 Wilkes 46
Kirby Lutz tossed in a game-high 23 points, including the 1,000th of her collegiate career, to lead DeSales University to a 77-46 win over Wilkes University in a Freedom Conference women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon in the Marts Center.
The Bulldogs improved to 11-3 overall and remained unbeaten in conference play with a 4-0 mark. Wilkes sees their overall record slide to 5-9 and their conference record dip to 1-3.
LeighAnn Burke scored five points and Lutz added four tallies in the opening 7:30 to stake DeSales to a 14-4 lead. Later in the stanza the Lady Colonels Ashley Makarczyk knocked down a three-pointer to pull her team within 18-9 with 10:40 showing on the clock.
DeSales would then embark on an 11-0 run that extended their lead to double-figures for good. Kaila Wiand started the run with a lay-up following a steal by Lindsey Sykes that gave her team a 20-9 edge. Lutz then reached the 1,000 point plateau when she converted a traditional three-point play with 9:58 left to up the DeSales lead to 23-9. Jenna Stampf, Caitlin Miller and Lutz would tack on a field goal each to extend the lead to 29-9 with 8:40 left in the half.
The Bulldogs would continue to build the lead and took a 41-16 advantage on a basket by Kelly Magrann with 2:15 showing on the clock. They would keep that lead and headed into halftime with a 46-21 lead.
Wilkes was unable to put a dent into the DeSales lead during the final 20 minutes, getting as close as 23 points on two occasions. The Bulldogs enjoyed their biggest advantage, 68-34, on a jumper by Amanda Kuperavage with 9:15 left, before settling for the 31-point win.
Lutz went 7-of-14 from the field and 9-of-10 from the free throw line to take game-high honors. She also had seven rebounds. Kuperavage was the only other DeSales player in double-figures with 11 tallies.
Wilkes was paced by the play of Katie Cappelloni, who had 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Randi Corbo chipped in with nine points and five assists.
(1/10) King's 61 Wilkes 39
King’s College used a stingy defense to stifle Wilkes University and notch a 61-39 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win on Wednesday night in the Scandlon Gymnasium. The win improves the Lady Monarchs to 9-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference. Wilkes sees their records fall to 5-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
Wilkes trailed 8-6 following a field goal by the Lady Colonels Lacey Andresen at the 14:07 mark of the first half. However, that would be the final points that King’s would surrender over the next 9:56 as they went on a 16-0 run to take a double-figure lead they would not relinquish.
Kaitlyn Malshefski hit two free throws and Andrea Hochstuhl scored inside to start the King’s spurt and give their team a 12-6 lead. Another field goal by Hochstuhl and a steal and lay-up by Casey Heitman extended the advantage to 16-6 with 10:51 left in the stanza.
Jenna Palumbo hit one of her five first half three-pointers at the 10:15 mark to push the lead to 19-6. After Brittany Atzert scored following an offensive rebound, Palumbo cashed in another three-pointer to end the run and provide the Lady Monarchs with a 24-6 lead with 4:43 remaining before intermission.
Nicole Quick knocked down two free throws with 4:11 on the clock to cut the King’s lead to 24-8. Kelly Patchell then converted an offensive rebound into a field goal to pull Wilkes within 24-10 with 3:37 left in the half.
King’s would counter by scoring 11 of the final 14 points of the half to take a 35-13 lead into the halftime locker room. Palumbo did the majority of the damage for the Lady Monarchs during the run, hitting three three-pointers to account for nine of the team’s 11 tallies.
Wilkes used some defensive pressure of their own to force a 26-26 tie in the final 20 minutes. The Lady Colonels held King’s to just 14.3 percent shooting from the field in the second half, including an 0-for-9 effort from three-point range. However, they were unable to get any closer than 19 points during the second stanza.
Hochstuhl led King’s with 19 points and five rebounds. Palumbo had 15 points and four steals, while Atzert contributed eight points and seven rebounds.
Randi Corbo was the lone Wilkes player to reach double-figures, finishing the night with 11 points, five rebounds and three assists. Khadija Bates had eight rebounds for the Lady Colonels, who held a 46-42 rebounding edge over the Lady Monarchs in the contest.
(1/6) Widener 82 Wilkes 68
Widener University raced out to a 16-point halftime lead and held off an early second half Wilkes University rally to post an 82-68 non-conference women’s basketball win on Saturday afternoon in the Marts Center. The win improved the Pride to 6-7 overall, while Wilkes saw their record fall to 5-7 overall.
Wilkes held a 12-11 lead with 15:13 remaining in the opening half following a basket by Karyn Perestam. The Pride would then embark on an 8-0 run that gave them the lead for good. Beth Dessart Mager started the spree with a lay-up to give Widener a 13-12 advantage. Stephanie Bixby then cashed in two free throws and a jumper to extend the lead to 17-12. Becky Tyler capped the run with a basket inside that provided her team with a 19-12 lead with 12:52 showing on the clock.
Wilkes closed to within five, 22-17, on a pair of Emilee Strubeck free throws at the 9:37 mark. But, that is as close as the Lady Colonels would get during the remainder of the first half as Widener methodically began to pull away. The Pride would take their biggest lead of the half, 44-26, on a lay-up by Megan Sipple just 1:44 before intermission. Wilkes would then get a basket by Perestam to with seven ticks left in the period to cut the gap to 44-28 at intermission.
The Lady Colonels would open the second half with a 14-2 run to get back to within four points. Lacey Andresen knocked down a three-pointer to open the second period scoring for Wilkes. After Kelley Guarrera scored on a drive for Widener, Randi Corbo cashed in a three-pointer for the Lady Colonels to cut the Pride’s lead to 46-34.
Andresen connected on back-to-back trifectas to move Wilkes within 46-40 with 16:59 left. Kelly Patchell then scored inside for the Lady Colonels to make it a 46-42 contest with 16:19 left.
Widener held a 52-47 lead with 13:37 left before rattling off 11 straight points to open up a double-figure lead they would never relinquish. Rayne Reber started the scoring with a three-pointer and Becky Tyler converted a traditional three-point play to up the Pride’s lead to 58-47. After Dessart hit one-of-two from the charity stripe, Barbara Fleming was fouled and hit two free throws to push the lead to 61-47. A fast break lay-up by Dessart capped the run and gave Widener a 63-47 lead with 10:45 left. Wilkes would not get any closer than 13 points the rest of the way.
Dessart had a game-high 23 points and three assists to lead the way for Widener. Tyler chipped in with 17 points and six rebounds. Sipple finished with 15 points, six boards, four assists and four steals.
Andresen had 20 points to pace three Wilkes players in twin digits. Corbo added 12 points and three assists, while Perestam finished with a double-double after scoring 10 points and snagging 10 rebounds.
(1/3) Moravian 85 Wilkes 50
The Wilkes University women’s basketball team returned from the holiday break and suffered an 85-50 non-conference loss to Moravian College on Wednesday night in the Marts Center.
The win improves the Greyhounds, who were also playing their first game of 2007, to 6-4 overall. Wilkes, who will host Widener University on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., fell to 5-6 overall.
Moravian used a 15-2 spurt early in the opening stanza to take a double digit lead. Amanda Brown nailed a three-pointer to give the Greyhounds a 6-3 advantage. Kate Harrison added a field goal to make it 8-3. Wilkes put a temporary halt to the run when Karyn Perestam scored inside to cut the deficit to 8-5.
Harrison would score off an offensive rebound and Brown cashed in another three-pointer to help Moravian extend their lead to 13-5 with 15:44 left in the first half. Harrison would convert a free throw and a field goal, and Brown assisted on a lay-up by Kirsty Stearns as the Greyhounds pushed their lead to 18-5 with 14:43 showing on the clock.
Moravian’s lead would grow to 19 points, 40-21, on a pair of charity tosses by Kelly Applegate with 2:54 left in the period. But, Wilkes closed with an 8-2 surge to cut the halftime lead to 42-29.
Lacey Andresen opened the second half for the Lady Colonels with a field goal to make it 42-31. Kelly Patchell would pull Wilkes within single digits with 19:06 remaining when she converted inside to cut the lead to 42-33.
That is as close as Moravian would allow the Lady Colonels to get as they responded by going on a 13-1 run that opened up a 21-point gap. Amanda Brown started the spurt with a three-pointer that pushed the advantage to 45-33. Four points apiece by Stearns and Jenny Hackleman, and two free throws from Applegate, advanced the lead to 55-34 with 14:20 showing on the clock. Wilkes would not get any closer than 19 points the rest of the way.
Brown canned 5-of-7 three-pointers on her way to a game-high 17 points for Moravian. Applegate and Harrison contributed 11 points apiece for the Greyhounds.
Katie Cappelloni had 11 points and Randi Corbo cashed in 10 tallies to pace the Wilkes attack. The Lady Colonels also received a game-high 10 rebounds from Andresen.
(12/19) Wilkes 70 Arcadia 61
The Wilkes University women’s basketball team ended their first semester of play with a 70-61 non-conference win over Arcadia University on Tuesday night in the Marts Center. The win improved the Lady Colonels to 5-5, while the Knights slipped to 2-6 overall.
Arcadia would use a 13-2 run early in the first half to take a 17-7 lead. Ashley Heakins had six points during the spurt to lead the Knights, including a field goal with 9:34 left in the half that gave them their 10-point lead.
Wilkes would chip away at the lead before taking their first advantage since early in the contest, 26-25, on a lay-up by Kelly Patchell with 47 seconds remaining in the stanza. After Rachael Dauscher put the Knights back on top with two free throws, Khadija Bates gave the Lady Colonels a 28-27 halftime lead with two free throws with six seconds left in the period.
Katie Lynch, Stephanie Bates and Caitlin Spark scored two points each during an opening 6-0 spurt to the second half that gave Arcadia 33-28 lead. The Knights built their biggest lead of the half 41-34, on a pair of free throws by Spark with 14:22 left.
However, Wilkes would battle back with seven unanswered points to tie the game at 41-41 on a bucket by Karyn Perestam with 12:21 showing on the clock. After two more ties and three lead changes Wilkes finally took the lead for good on a Perestam basket with 9:16 left that gave the Lady Colonels a 49-47 edge.
Clinging to a 54-53 lead with less than seven minutes left, Wilkes put together a 10-0 run that sealed the win. Kelly Patchell had four points during the outburst, including a field goal with 2:56 left that put the Lady Colonels on top 64-53.
Perestam, who had five rebounds, and Corbo, who had four assists, cashed in 14 points apiece to lead Wilkes. Katie Cappelloni finished with nine points, while Lacey Andresen pulled down eight rebounds.
Heakins popped in a game-high 16 points to lead three Arcadia players in double-figures. Sparks had 14 tallies for the Knights, while Lynch contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds.
(12/16) Wilkes 73 PSU Harrisburg 59
Wilkes University raced out to a 12-point halftime lead and never looked back in notching a 73-59 non-conference women’s basketball win over Penn State Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Colonels improved to 4-5 overall heading into Tuesday night’s home game against Arcadia University at 6:00 p.m. Penn State Harrisburg saw their overall record fall to 5-6.
Lacey Andresen keyed the Wilkes first half surge by scoring 15 points in the opening stanza. Katie Cappelloni and Karyn Perestam tossed in six points apiece in the first 20 minutes to help the Lady Colonels take a 36-24 lead into the halftime locker room.
Cappelloni would play an instrumental role in keeping the Lady Lions at a distance in the second period. The junior tossed in 15 points in the half, while Randi Corbo and Kelly Patchell contributed six tallies each.
Cappelloni was the leading scorer for Wilkes with 21 points. Andresen finished with 18 points, while Corbo, Patchell and Perestam had eight tallies apiece.
Nicole Adams tied Cappelloni for game-high honors by knocking down 21 counters for Penn State Harrisburg. Brooke Conjar was next on the scoring list for the Lady Lions with 20 points.
(12/9) Susquehanna 56 Wilkes 39
Susquehanna University scored 22 unanswered points early in the second half to overcome a six-point deficit on their way to a 56-39 non-conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders run their record to 6-1 overall, while the Lady Colonels see their record fall to 3-5.
Wilkes held a 23-19 lead at intermission and upped their advantage to 25-19 on a steal and lay-up by Randi Corbo with 19:39 left in the game.
Susquehanna responded with their big run. Jen Clark and Ruth Williamson converted back-to-back three-point plays to knot the game at 25-25 with 14:27 remaining. Courtney Thibeault gave the Crusaders the lead for good with a free throw at the 12:15 mark that made it 26-25.
Field goals by Nikki Smith and Williamson, and three free throws by Samantha Jansson pushed the Susquehanna advantage to 33-25 with 8:32 showing on the clock. After a jumper by Val Houseal made it 35-25, Smith scored on consecutive possessions to give her team a 39-25 edge. Houseal would cap the out-burst with two charity tosses that made it 41-25 with 7:12 remaining.
Wilkes ended their drought when Katie Cappelloni hit two free throws with 6:29 showing on the clock to cut the lead to 41-27. The Lady Colonels, behind a pair of three-pointers by Ashley Makarczyk, closed to within 44-35 with 3:58 left. But, Susquehanna ended the game on a 12-4 run to put the contest away.
Susquehanna took an early 10-2 lead on a basket by Bri McNallen with 15:51 left in the opening period. Lacey Andresen pulled Wilkes within 10-8 with a pair of three-pointers, however Susquehanna still held an 18-13 lead with 6:52 left in the stanza following a jumper by Meg Loughran.
The Lady Colonels would put together a 10-1 run to end the first half and take a four-point lead into halftime. Kelly Patchell scored inside and Cappelloni drilled a three-pointer to cut the gap to 19-18. Cappelloni then cashed in another trifecta to give Wilkes their first lead, 21-19. A driving basket by Corbo with 56 seconds left in the half were the final points of the stanza and sent Wilkes to halftime with a 23-19 lead.
Williamson had 11 points and Crystal Schneck finished with 10 tallies to lead Susquehanna, who placed 11 players in the scoring column.
Wilkes was led by Cappelloni’s 13 points and nine rebounds. Corbo added eight points and three assists.
(12/7) Misericordia 50 Wilkes 37
College Misericordia used a 12-2 run late in the contest to earn a 50-37 non-conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Thursday night at the Anderson Center. The win improved the Cougars to 4-3 overall, while the Lady Colonels saw their record fall to 3-4.
Wilkes rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to knot the game at 31-31 on a three-pointer by Katie Cappelloni with 7:45 remaining in the game. However, Misericordia would put together their 12-2 spurt over the next 6:24 to assume command.
Ericka Morrison sandwiched a field goal and two free throws around a pair of charity tosses by Megan Yhlen to give the Cougars a 37-31 lead with 5:23 remaining in the game.
Wilkes cut the lead to 37-33 on a pair of Randi Corbo free throws at the 4:05 mark, but that is as close as they would get. Vanessa Wright scored from in close and both Hughes and Yhlen converted one-of-two free throws to extend the lead to 41-33. Morrison would cap the out-burst with two more free throws with 1:21 left to make it a 43-33 game. Misericordia would hit five-of-six free throws in the remaining time to seal the contest.
Behind four points from Lacey DeGraw Misericordia raced out to an 8-0 lead in the opening five minutes of play. The Cougars upped the lead to 12-2 on a Hughes field goal with 9:09 showing on the clock before Wilkes began to rally. Khadija Bates scored on an offensive rebound, Lacey Andresen knocked down a three-pointer and Nicole Quick scored from the corner to pull the Lady Colonels within 12-9 with 9:35 left in the opening stanza.
Three free throws by Morrison later in the half gave Misericordia a 19-12 lead. Quick answered for Wilkes with a jumper to cut the deficit to 19-14. But, the Cougars scored the final four points of the first half when Katie Fox hit two free throws and Morrison cashed in a 12-foot jumper to give the home team a 23-14 lead at intermission.
Wilkes used a 10-2 run to open the second half to close within a single point. Kelly Patchell scored inside and Lacey Andresen converted an offensive rebound at the 17:58 mark that made it 23-18. After Yhlen scored on a drive for the Cougars to provide her team with a 25-18 edge, Cappelloni hit a field goal, Ashley Makarczyk hit one-of-two free throws following a technical foul on the Misericordia bench, and Corbo drilled a three-pointer to cut the lead to 25-24 with 14:18 left.
A free throw by Bernadette Guy and a Morrison bucket pushed the lead back to 28-24 at the 11:25 mark. Once again Wilkes responded when Corbo scored on a drive and Makarczyk hit a pull-up jumper to tie the game at 28-28 with 9:37 left. Hughes would hit one free throw and Morrison canned a jumper from the wing to make it 31-28 with 11:25 remaining before Cappelloni’s three-pointer tied the game for the final time at 31-31.
Misericordia, which had only 14 field goals and no three-pointers in the game, took advantage of a decided edge at the free throw stripe. The Cougars converted 22-of-30 charity tosses, while Wilkes, which played the majority of the game without junior center Karyn Perestam who was injured just over two minutes into the game and did not return, hit 4-of-9 from the line.
Morrison had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead Misericordia. Corbo led the Wilkes attack with 10 points and eight rebounds.
(12/5) Elmira 82 Wilkes 64
Elmira College placed five players in double-figures in posting an 82-64 non-conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Tuesday night. The Soaring Eagles improved to 4-2 with the victory, while the Lady Colonels saw their record move to 3-3.
With the game tied at 23-23 following a three-pointer by Wilkes’ Randi Corbo with 7:48 left in the first half, Elmira would rattle off seven unanswered points to take the lead for good. Danielle Troutman canned a three-pointer and then nailed a jumper to start the spurt. Brittany Morse capped the run with a jumper to make it 30-23 with 5:34 left in the stanza.
Chelsey Gosse hit two free throws and Karyn Perestam scored inside to cut the deficit to 30-27. But, Elmira would out-score Wilkes 13-6 in the final 4:11 to take a 43-33 lead at intermission.
Wilkes got to within eight on three different occasions during the second half, including 57-49 with 9:02 remaining on a basket by Nicole Quick. But, the Soaring Eagles responded with six straight points, including four by Kourtney Troutman, to push the lead back to double figures for good, 63-49.
Mary Symonds led the Elmira attack with 18 points. Marcia Coakley added 15 tallies, while Kourney Troutman had 12 points. Danielle Troutman and Bridget Catanese were each credited with 11 points.
Randi Corbo was the top point producer for Wilkes with 13 counters. Katie Cappelloni and Ashley Makarczyk chipped in with 12 points apiece for the Lady Colonels, who held a 40-31 rebounding edge.
(12/2) Delaware Valley 86 Wilkes 66
Delaware Valley College used a run early in each half to pull away for an 86-66 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies improved to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while the Lady Colonels fell to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
Wilkes held a 5-4 lead on a basket by Randi Corbo with 17:33 left in the first half. However, Delaware Valley would string together 12 straight points to take the lead for good. Brooke Dittmar started the run with a basket inside and Moira Donohue converted consecutive field goal attempts to provide the Aggies with a 10-5 advantage. After Shannon O’Neill hit one-of-two free throws, Dittmar scored off an offensive rebound and Kim Vennera canned a three-pointer to give Delaware Valley a 16-5 lead with 14:08 left in the half.
The Lady Colonels would answer when Lacey Andresen fired in a 15-foot jumper and Ashley Makarczyk knocked down a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 16-10. Wilkes would keep the lead in single figures until a late 10-2, spurred by seven points from Rachel Joyce, gave the Aggies a 43-26 lead. Corbo hit a three-pointer and Nicole Quick scored from the corner to pull Wilkes within 43-31 at intermission.
Delaware Valley would put any hopes for a Wilkes comeback to rest by scoring the first 11 points of the second half. Vennera sandwiched a free throw and field goal around a Joyce basket inside to up the Aggies lead to 48-31. Joyce would add two free throws and a 17-foot jumper, and Dittmar cashed in a basket from in close to extend the lead to 54-31 with 14:14 left. Wilkes was not able to make a serious dent in the Delaware Valley lead the rest of the way.
Joyce, who scored the 1,000th point of her career late in the first half, had 17 points to lead five Delaware Valley players in double-figures. Vennera finished with 14 points and eight rebounds and Dittmar added 12 tallies. O’Neill, who handed out eight assists, and Donohue, who had seven assists, were each credited with 10 points.
Katie Cappelloni had 17 points and six rebounds to lead the Wilkes attack. Karyn Perestam had 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots, while Makarczyk finished with 10 points and three assists.
(11/29) Wilkes 75 Lycoming 67
Junior Randi Corbo had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to lead Wilkes University to a 75-67 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Lycoming College on Wednesday night in the Marts Center. The Lady Colonels improve to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while Lycoming slips to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Wilkes used an 18-6 first half run to take their largest lead of the half, 23-10. Randi Corbo had seven points during the Lady Colonels spurt which ended when Lacey Andresen drilled a three-pointer to give Wilkes the 13-point advantage with 10:10 left in the opening stanza.
Lycoming would answer with a run of their own, out-scoring Wilkes 16-2 over the next 7:05 to take their first lead. Andrea Cooper scored the final four points of the run, including a pair of free throws with 3:05 showing on the clock that gave the Warriors a 26-25 lead. Wilkes would eventually hold a 32-30 lead at intermission.
The Lady Colonels would maintain their slim lead throughout much of the second half before taking control in the final ten minutes. Lycoming closed to within 44-42 on a three-point play by Brittany Knopp with 12:14 remaining. But, that is as close as the Warriors would get the rest of the way.
Karyn Perestam countered with a traditional three-point play and Chelsey Gosse scored on a fast break to extend the Wilkes lead to 49-42 with 10:58 left. Lycoming would get to within five on two more occasions, including 71-66 on a three-pointer by Alicia Engler with 1:33 left. But, Corbo knocked down three of four free throws to help up the lead to 74-66 with 40 seconds left and put to rest any hopes for a Warriors comeback.
Andresen finished with 12 points and four steals for the Lady Colonels, who held a 57-47 rebounding edge in the game. Perestam ended the night with nine points and nine boards, while Kelly Patchell chipped in with eight points and 10 rebounds.
Lycoming was led by Knopp’s 16 tallies. Cooper chipped in with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jessica Nabholz was also in double-figures with 12 points.
(11/21) Wilkes 73 Marywood 64
Lacey Andresen popped in a game-high 23 points to lead Wilkes University to a 73-64 non-conference women’s basketball win over local rival Marywood University on Tuesday night in the Marts Center. The Lady Colonels won their home opener to improve to 2-1, while the Pacers saw their record fall to 1-2.
The majority of the first half was close with the Pacers taking an 18-16 lead on a basket by Amanda Lass with 4:20 left in the stanza. However, that is the last time that Marywood would hold the lead in the game.
Wilkes embarked on a 14-4 spurt to close the period and take the lead for good. Randi Corbo scored five straight points to put Wilkes on top 21-18. Adriana DeVito would cut the lead to 21-20 for Marywood with a fast-break basket at the 3:32 mark.
Khadija Bates hit two free throws, Corbo scored on a drive and Andresen cashed in a jumper to extend the Wilkes lead to 27-20 with 1:28 showing on the clock. Ashley Makarczyk would follow with a three-pointer for the Lady Colonels to make it 30-20. Eileen Dopart’s two free throws with 19 seconds left pulled Marywood to within 30-22 at intermission.
Wilkes never lost the lead, although the Pacers would make several runs during the final 20 minutes. They would close to within two points on three occasions during the period, including 40-38 on a DeVito basket with 12:20 left.
Andresen would help the Lady Colonels extend the lead back to nine points, 49-40 with 9:09 left. She canned a jumper and a three-pointer on consecutive possessions to make it 45-38. After another Lass field goal, Andresen converted inside to up the lead to 47-40. A Makarczyk lay-up would provide Wilkes with the nine-point advantage.
Wilkes would build the lead to a game-high 13 points on a pair of Corbo free throws that made it 63-50 with 4:35 left. But, DeVito hit three three-pointers during a 9-2 Marywood run that cut the lead to 65-59 with 2:26 left.
The Lady Colonels put the game away for good by scoring eight of the next ten points. Katie Cappelloni hit a free throw and Karyn Perestam scored inside to make it 68-59 at the 1:35 mark. After Rosy Diaz scored for Marywood, Chelsey Gosse scored on a fast break and Andresen cashed in another three-pointer with 12 seconds left to give Wilkes a 73-61 lead.
Andresen was 9-of-15 from the field, including a 5-for-8 performance from three-point range. She also grabbed six rebounds and handed out four assists. Corbo chipped in with 13 points and six assists, while Perestam had 12 points and nine rebounds.
DeVito hit five three-pointers on her way to a team-high 19 points for Marywood. Lass contributed 18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots.
(11/19) Dickinson 71 Wilkes 46
Dickinson College won their own Days Inn Tip-Off Tournament with a 71-46 victory over Wilkes University on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils improved to 2-0 overall, while the Lady Colonels see their record even at 1-1.
Behind the play of Ally Teatom, Dickinson got out of the gate quickly. Teaton scored seven points in the opening 4:22 to help the Red Devils jump out to a 9-1 advantage.
However, trailing 11-3, Wilkes would put together a 12-4 spurt to tie the game. Chelsey Gosse hit a free throw, Lacey Andresen canned a jumper and Randi Corbo scored on a drive to pull the Lady Colonels within 11-8 at the 12:09 mark.
Laura Houseal would up the Dickinson lead to 13-8 before Corbo and Khadija Bates converted consecutive field goals for Wilkes to make it 13-12. After Teatom knocked down a jumper to push the Red Devils advantage to 15-12, Katie Cappelloni converted a traditional three-point play to knot the game at 15-15 with 8:34 remaining in the stanza.
Dickinson would respond with an 11-2 run of their own to re-establish the lead. Houseal keyed the run by scoring six points for the Red Devils, who forged in front 26-17 on a three-pointer by Carly Onkotz at the 4:55 mark. Dickinson would maintain that lead and took a 33-24 advantage into the halftime locker room.
The Red Devils would put any hopes for a Wilkes comeback to rest with a 12-4 run midway through the second half. Teatom led the way during the run with four points, while both Houseal and Onkotz scored three points to help Dickinson turn a 41-30 lead into a 53-34 advantage with 8:13 left. The Lady Colonels would not seriously threaten again.
Teatom popped in a game-high 20 points for Dickinson. Houseal chipped in with 17 tallies for the Red Devils, who held a 37-30 rebounding advantage and forced 30 Wilkes turnovers.
Wilkes was led by Corbo’s 13 points. Cappelloni was next on the Lady Colonels scoring list with nine points.
(11/18) Wilkes 60 PSU Harrisburg 59
Chelsey Gosse hit a free throw with three seconds left to help Wilkes University rally for a 60-59 win over Penn State Harrisburg in the opening round of the Days Inn Tip-Off Tournament at Dickinson College. The victory moves the Lady Colonels into Sunday’s championship game against the host Red Devils at 4:00 p.m.
Wilkes trailed 47-40 with less than six minutes to go before mounting a charge. Katie Cappelloni hit one of two free throws and Ashley Makarczyk canned a three-pointer to pull the Lady Colonels within 47-44. Randi Corbo would follow with a pair of charity tosses to make it 47-46 with 4:51 left.
The Lady Lions would extend their lead to 49-46 on two Nicole Adams free throws. However, Corbo knocked down a three-pointer to even the game at 49-49 with 4:27 showing on the clock.
Jamie Brindle and Jamie Bissot converted consecutive field goal attempts to put PSU Harrisburg back on top 51-47. Wilkes would follow with two free throws by Corbo and one by Chelsey Gosse to make it 53-52 with exactly two minutes remaining.
A Brindle jumper with 20 seconds left gave the Lady Lions a 59-56 advantage. Karyn Perestam then converted a traditional three-point play with only 11 ticks left to tie the game at 59-59.
After a timeout, the Lady Lions pushed the ball down the floor, but a shot was off the mark. Gosse snagged the rebound and was fouled. The sophomore hit the first free throw. She then missed the second attempt, but Cappelloni grabbed the board and dribbled out the clock.
Corbo led the Wilkes attack with 16 points. Perestam added 15 points and seven rebounds. Gosse was also in twin digits with 12 points and five rebounds.
PSU Harrisburg was paced by Brindle, who had 15 points. Brooke Conjar contributed 13 points and five assists, while Bissot had 11 tallies and a game-high 14 rebounds.