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(2/18) Drew 80 Wilkes 62
The Wilkes University women’s basketball team ended their season on Saturday afternoon with an 80-62 Freedom Conference loss at Drew University. The Lady Colonels conclude their campaign with a 6-19 record overall and a 2-12 mark in the conference. Drew ends their season with an overall record of 12-13 and a 6-8 record in conference play.
           
A three-pointer by Andrea Kacprowicz with 10:50 left in the first half pulled Wilkes even with the Rangers at 18-18. However, Drew would respond by embarking on a decisive 19-3 run that gave them the lead for good. Courtney Cunningham led the way during the spurt with 10 points as the Rangers assumed a 37-21 advantage with 3:07 left before intermission. Drew would eventually head into halftime with a 48-30 lead.
           
A string of six straight points by Wilkes early in the second half cut the deficit to just 12. Randi Corbo scored on a pair of drives and Rena Bolin added a jumper to trim the lead to 52-40 with 16:23 showing on the clock.
           
Drew would respond to the challenge by scoring the next seven points to end any hopes of a Wilkes comeback. Kathleen Foster connected on a three-pointer and Maggie Marquis and Melissa Kraft each added a field goal to extend the Rangers lead to 59-40 with 13:35 left. The Lady Colonels never seriously challenged again.
           
Cunningham had a game-high 31 points and also contributed seven rebound and three assists for Drew. Marquis chipped in with 14 points, while Foster had 12 tallies and eight rebounds. 
           
Lacey Andresen, who had seven boards, and Corbo each cashed in 16 points for Wilkes. Bolin contributed 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
 
 
(2/14) King's 78 Wilkes 60
King’s College picked up a key Freedom Conference women’s basketball win on Tuesday night, knocking off rival Wilkes University 78-60 in the Scandlon Gymnasium. 
           
The victory improves the Lady Monarchs to 12-11 overall, and more importantly, moves their Freedom Conference record to 7-5. Wilkes sees their records fall to 6-18 overall and 2-11 in conference play.
           
Rena Bolin led an early Wilkes charge with nine points in the opening 8:04 of the contest. She converted back-to-back steals into field goals to provide the Lady Colonels with a 12-8 lead at the 11:56 mark.
           
King’s would respond with a 10-0 run to assume the lead for good. Brittany Atzert started the spurt with a field goal inside and Beth Jordan knocked down a jumper from the baseline to tie the contest at 12-12. Jenna Palumbo and Casey Heitman followed with consecutive three-pointers to put the Lady Monarchs ahead 18-12 with 9:21 left in the first stanza.
           
Wilkes would close to within one on a jumper by Randi Corbo and a three-pointer by Lacey Andresen that made it 18-17. But, King’s rattled off the next 13 points to push their lead to 31-17. Jordan had four points during the out burst, while both Palumbo and Kaitlyn Fiorino added a three-pointer apiece. Wilkes would get a 17-foot jumper by Holly Leszyk late in the period to cut the King’s lead to 31-19 at intermission.
           
The Lady Monarchs would put the game away early in the second half by running off nine straight tallies. Wilkes had closed to within 46-33 on a basket by Corbo at the 15:13 mark. But, Heitman made sure that Wilkes would not get any closer. She knocked down a three-pointer and then hit a charity toss to push the King’s lead to 50-33. A basket inside by Jordan made it 52-33 before Heitman capped the spurt with another three-pointer the extended the advantage to 55-33 with 12:55 left.
           
Jordan paced four King’s players in double figures with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Hochstuhl added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Monarchs, who held a 44-36 rebounding advantage. King’s also got 12 points from Heitman and 10 points and eight assists from Lauren Kendra.
           
Bolin finished with 18 points, four assists and five steals for Wilkes. Kacprowicz chipped in with 11 points for the Lady Colonels.
 
(2/11) FDU-Florham 96 Wilkes 76
FDU-Florham broke open a close game with a 12-0 second half run on their way to a 96-76 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon in the Marts Center.
           
The victory improves FDU-Florham to 15-8 overall and 5-7 in the conference. Wilkes, playing its final home game of the season, slides to 6-17 overall and 2-10 in conference play.
           
The Lady Colonels and Devils battled on virtually even terms throughout the first ten minutes of the game and were tied at 18-18. Wilkes then put together a 9-4 spurt to assume their largest lead of the half, 27-22, on a basket by Andrea Kacprowicz with 8:06 left in the period.
           
FDU-Florham would respond to the run by scoring 17 straight tallies to overcome the deficit and take a 12-point advantage. Nicole Iannotto and Danielle Yasko combined to score the first nine points of the surge and gave the Devils a 31-27 lead with 6:11 left in the period. Jessie Chalmers then knocked down a three-pointer and Katherine Daly converted a traditional three-point play to extend the advantage to 37-27. A field goal by Iannotto with 4:26 remaining in the half upped the Devils lead to 39-27. 
           
Wilkes would claw their way back to within six on back-to-back three-pointers by Lacey Andresen and Rena Bolin that cut the lead to 39-33 with 3:28 showing on the clock. But that is as close as they would get during the remainder of the first period and FDU-Florham held a 46-39 lead at intermission.
           
The Lady Colonels would open the second half by scoring the first nine points to regain the lead. Kacprowicz and Bolin knocked down three-pointers to pull Wilkes within 46-45. Randi Corbo then converted another long-range three to put the Lady Colonels on top 48-46 just 1:27 into the second half.
           
After FDU-Florham went back on top 52-50 on a basket by Ashley Flaherty with 16:09 to play, Bolin scored on a drive to even the game at 52-52. But, that is the last time Wilkes would be even thanks to a decisive 12-0 run by the Devils.
           
Yasko opened the spurt with a layup and Emily Cerankowski and Chalmers hit three-pointers to give FDU-Florham a 60-52 advantage at the 12:42 mark. After a pair of free throws by Cerankowski upped the lead to 62-52, Cara Jennings scored in close to push the lead to 64-52 with 11:40 left. The Lady Colonels would not get within single digits during the remainder of the game.
           
Yasko led five FDU-Florham players in double digits with 24 points and four assists. Cerankowski finished with 20 tallies, while Chalmers had 16. Iannotto chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds. Flaherty had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
           
Bolin had a game-high 25 points to go along with six assists and three steals for Wilkes. Corbo ended the day with 15 points and four assists. Kacprowicz contributed 14 points for the Lady Colonels, while Andresen had 11 points and seven rebounds.
 
(2/8) Scranton 60 Wilkes 44
The University of Scranton opened up a 16-point halftime lead on their way to a 60-44 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Wednesday night. The Lady Royals, ranked second in Division III, upped their records to 22-1 overall and 11-0 in conference play. Wilkes sees their marks fall to 6-16 overall and 2-9 in the conference.
           
Behind five points from both Allison Matt and Tiffaney Williams, Scranton opened the game with a 19-2 run to take the lead for good. Julie Brophy capped the start with a three-pointer with 9:59 remaining in the half.
           
Wilkes would trim the lead to 20-10 by going on an 8-1 spurt of their own. Katie Cappelloni hit two free throws and added a jumper in the corner to cut the Lady Royals edge to 19-6. Rena Bolin made it 19-8 with a driving basket. Williams would cash in one charity toss to make it 20-8 game, before Bolin scored on another drive to pull the Lady Colonels within 20-10 with 4:51 showing on the clock. 
           
Scranton responded to the challenge by out-scoring Wilkes 8-2 down the stretch to forge in front 28-12 at intermission. Matt and Taryn Mellody had three points apiece for the Lady Royals during the streak.
           
The Lady Royals would build their lead to 47-21 on a 10-foot jumper by Casey Thran with 10:13 left in the game. But, Wilkes would not go away quietly.
           
Three field goals by Bolin and a 17-foot jumper by Tristan Tkach closed the deficit to 47-29 with 7:27 left. Scranton would increase the lead to 52-31 before a 9-0 run by the Lady Colonels made it 52-40 with 4:24 left. Bolin scored four straight points, Tkach converted a bucket inside and Andrea Kacprowicz drilled a three-pointer to account for the Wilkes points during the run.
           
Mellody would then take control by scoring seven consecutive points to give the Lady Royals the breathing room they need. Mellody’s three-pointer with 2:51 left capped the skein and made it 59-40 with 2:51 left.
           
Mellody had 18 points to lead Scranton offensively. Matt finished with 10 tallies, while Williams contributed nine points and 14 rebounds.
           
Bolin cashed in 14 points and snagged five rebounds to pace the Wilkes attack. Kacprowicz chipped in with eight points and four assists.
 
(2/4) Delaware Valley 81 Wilkes 55
Delaware Valley College went on a 19-0 first half run and never looked back in claiming an 81-55 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies improve to 15-6 overall and 7-3 in conference play, while the Lady Colonels fall to 6-15 overall and 2-8 in the conference.
           
Wilkes trailed by only three, 10-7, following a driving basket by Rena Bolin with 15:05 left in the first half. But, the Aggies would hold the Lady Colonels scoreless over the next 9:23 to take command.
           
Moira Donohue scored on a drive and Julie McGowan scored on a steal and layup and then cashed in a three-pointer to extend the Delaware Valley lead to 17-7 with 11:30 left in the half. Shannon O’Neill tacked on a three-pointer and Kristen Bone converted a field goal inside to up the Aggies advantage to 22-7 with 8:57 remaining before intermission. Donohue and Bone would then sandwich field goals around a Kate McCarthy three-pointer to end the 19-0 run that put the Aggies on top 29-7 with 6:02 to play in the stanza.
           
Randi Corbo would put an end to the run with a 15-foot jumper for Wilkes at the 5:42 mark that cut the gap to 29-9. However, a pair of field goals by Bone and a Jennifer McCarthy jumper gave Delaware Valley a 35-9. The Aggies would eventually head into halftime with a 42-18 edge.
           
Kelly Patchell would score four points early in the second half for Wilkes to help the Lady Colonels close the deficit to 46-28 with 16:23 left. But, that is as close as they would get thanks to an 8-2 Delaware Valley spurt keyed by four O’Neill points that upped the lead to 54-30 with 13:46 left. Wilkes would get no closer than 22 points the rest of the way.
           
O’Neill led six Delaware Valley players in double-figures with 14 points. Donohue and Kate McCarthy added 12 points apiece. Jennifer McCarthy finished with 11 tallies, while Juli McGowan and Bone had 10 points each.
           
Bolin had a game-high 15 points to lead Wilkes. Patchell and Corbo contributed eight points each, while Patchell also had a game-high 10 rebounds.
 
 
(2/1) Wilkes 62 Lycoming 53
Rena Bolin scored 16 points to lift Wilkes University to a 62-53 Freedom Conference women’s basketball victory over Lycoming College on Wednesday night in the Marts Center. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 6-14 overall and 2-7 in the conference, while the Warriors see their records fall to 4-14 overall and 1-8 in conference play.
           
Lycoming scored seven straight points early in the first half to take their biggest lead of the period, 9-4 on a rebound and basket by Danielle Kern with 15:39 left. However, Wilkes would tie the game on a Rena Bolin layup and a three-pointer by Randi Corbo that evened the count at 9-9 with 13:33 showing on the clock.
           
Neither team was able to take command during the remainder of the first half. The Lady Colonels took their largest lead of the half when Tristan Tkach scored off a Bolin assist at the 1:23 mark to make it 24-19. Wilkes would eventually hold a 26-23 lead at halftime.
           
Wilkes stretched their lead to double-figures early in the second half. A jumper by Lacey Andresen and a pair of Bolin free throws game the Lady Colonels a 38-28 lead with 14:33 remaining in the contest. 
           
Lycoming would pull to within 38-31 on a free throw by Kern with 12:45 left in the game. But, a Tiana Lee field goal began a 5-0 spurt that gave Wilkes a 43-31 lead at the 11:02 mark. Lycoming would not get within single digits again until they cut the deficit to 60-51 on a Kern layup with only 48 seconds remaining.
           
Bolin had five rebounds, five assists and three steals to go along with her 16 tallies. Perestam chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds. Andresen had a team-leading seven boards to go along with six points.
 
Kern had 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists to pace the Lycoming attack.  Amy Kile contributed 11 points, while Lauren Carey had 10 tallies.
 
(1/30) Lincoln 75 Wilkes 65 (ot)
Lincoln University went on a 10-1 run to open the overtime period on their way to a 75-65 non-conference win over Wilkes University on Monday night. The Lions improve to 6-14 overall, while Wilkes sees their overall record slip to 5-14.

The Lady Colonels held a 57-52 lead following a pair of free throws by Karyn Perestam with 2:47 remaining in the second half. A free throw by Mary Rotimi and a basket by Asha Atkinson pulled Lincoln within 57-55 with 1:58 showing on the clock.

Lacey Andresen would extend the Wilkes lead to 58-55 when she converted one of two charity tosses with 57 seconds left. However, Latoya Milstrey scored on a drive and was fouled with 47 ticks remaining to cut the lead to 58-57. Milstrey connected on the ensuing free throw to pull Lincoln even at 58-58.

Wilkes had an opportunity to take the lead, but the Lady Colonels turned the ball over with 18 seconds left. Milstrey would have one final chance to end the game in regulation for Lincoln, but her shot as time expired was off the mark and the game went into overtime.

Natasha James hit a free throw just 11 seconds into overtime and Atkinson knocked down a three-pointer at the 4:31 mark to give the Lions the lead for good, 62-58. Perestam would cut the deficit to 62-59 with a free throw at 4:12. However, three consecutive field goals by Rotimi, Atkinson and James pushed the Lincoln lead to 68-59 with 2:59 left in the extra session. Wilkes was unable to get any closer than seven points the rest of the way.

Atkinson and Rotimi provided the majority of the spark for Lincoln. Atkinson had a game-high 28 points and snagged 14 rebounds. Rotimi ended the night with 17 points and a career-high 23 rebounds.

Wilkes was paced by Perestam’s 14 points and 11 rebounds. Randi Corbo chipped in with 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Rena Bolin contributed 12 points, six rebounds and four steals.


(1/28) DeSales 77 Wilkes 59
DeSales University freshman guard LeighAnn Burke tied a school record with 37 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 77-59 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon in the Marts Center. DeSales improves to 11-8 overall and 5-3 in the conference. Wilkes slips to 5-13 overall and 1-7 in conference play.

Burke connected 12-of-16 shots from the field, including four-of-five from behind the three-point line. She was also 9-for-9 from the free throw line.

DeSales used an 11-2 run late in the first half to take a 30-21 lead on a basket by Kim Rarick with 3:02 left in the half. Burke had five points during the spurt, while Rarick added four.

Wilkes trailed 32-23 with just under two minutes remaining in the opening stanza before they rattled off seven consecutive points to close the margin to 32-30 at intermission. Holly Leszyk sparked the run with a three-pointer, while both Lacey Andresen and Rena Bolin added two free throws apiece.

DeSales opened the second half with a 9-1 run to up their lead to 41-31 with 16:49 left. Erica Sovak hit two free throws before Andresen made one-of-two from the charity stripe for the Lady Colonels to push the score to 34-31. Rarick knocked down a jumper, Burke cashed in a three-pointer and Kirby Lutz scored off an offensive rebound to extend the lead to 10.

The Bulldogs would continue to add to their lead behind the play of Burke, who had 20 of her tallies in the second half. DeSales enjoyed their biggest advantage of the game, 72-47, when Lutz hit two free throws at the 5:20 mark. Wilkes would get no closer than 18 the remainder of the way.

Burke was joined in double figures for DeSales by Lutz, who had 11 points and four steals. Amanda Kuperavage was also in twin digits with 10 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Bolin led Wilkes with 24 points and four steals. Andresen ended the afternoon with 11 points and five rebounds.


(1/25) FDU-Florham 67 Wilkes 54
FDU-Florham led from start to finish as they notched a 67-54 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Wednesday night. The Devils improve to 12-5 overall and 3-4 in the conference. Wilkes sees their records slide to 5-12 overall and 1-6 in conference play.

FDU-Florham would open the game on a 12-3 run to take an early lead. Danielle Yasko opened the scoring with a pair of free throws and Emily Cerankowski canned a three-pointer to stake the Devils to a 5-0 lead just 1:31 into the game.

Wilkes would cut the deficit to 5-3 on a three-pointer by Lacey Andresen at the 18:04 mark. However, Cerankowski would score the next seven points, including a three-pointer that capped the outburst, to put FDU-Florham on top 12-3 with 16:21 left in the stanza.

The Lady Colonels would fight back and cut the lead to 16-12 later in the half when Andresen cashed in a three-pointer. A field goal by FDU-Florham’s Jessie Chalmers and a three-pointer by the Devils’ Margy Goodspeed quickly pushed the lead up to nine, 21-12.

The Devils held a 32-20 lead following a pair of Yatsko free throws with 2:58 remaining in the half. Wilkes would counter with a three-pointer by Andrea Kacprowicz and a rebound and basket by Katie Cappelloni to cut the lead to 32-25. FDU-Florham would eventually hold a 36-27 lead at intermission.

After falling behind 40-29 early in the second half, Wilkes would make a charge. Rena Bolin scored four straight points and Andresen connected on another three-pointer as part of a 7-2 run that pulled the Lady Colonels within 42-36. After Chalmers scored for the Devils, Kelly Patchell contributed a traditional three-point play to make it 44-39 with 15:10 left.

FDU-Florham held a six-point lead, 48-42 with just over 11 minutes remaining in the game. The Devils then embarked on a 16-5 spurt that would give them control for good. A three-point play by Jessica Killeen and a basket inside by Ashley Flaherty pushed the lead to 53-42. Randi Corbo would cut the deficit for Wilkes with a three-pointer that made it 53-45.

Killeen nailed a 10-footer and Yasko hit two charity tosses to quickly push the lead back to double-figures 57-45. A field goal by Andresen made it 57-47, but Nicole Iannotto and Cerankowski sandwiched field goals around a Chalmers three-point play to push the lead to 64-47 with only 3:28 left.

Cerankowski finished with 14 points and six rebounds for the Devils, who held a 51-40 rebounding edge. Chalmers added 13 points, while Flaherty had a game-high 13 rebounds.

Andresen scored a game-high 19 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Wilkes attack. Corbo contributed 12 points, while Bolin had 10 points and four assists.


(1/21) Wilkes 87 Drew 82
Wilkes University rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to earn their first Freedom Conference women’s basketball win of the season with an 87-82 victory over Drew University on Saturday afternoon in the Marts Center. The Lady Colonels improve to 5-11 overall and 1-5 in conference play, while the Rangers move to 9-7 overall and 4-2 in the conference.

The Lady Colonels scored a season-high 56 points in the second half to bounce back from a 45-31 halftime deficit. Wilkes shot an impressive 61.3 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes, connecting on 19-of-31 shots from the floor. They were also successful on 6-of-9 three-point attempts in the period, while committing only three turnovers.

Drew, which held a 45-31 lead at intermission, held a 55-43 advantage early in the second half before Wilkes got back in the game. Randi Corbo and Rena Bolin cashed in consecutive field goals and Khadija Bates hit one-of-two free throws to pull the Lady Colonels within 55-48. Andrea Kacprowicz followed with a three-pointer for Wilkes to make it 55-51 with 12:05 left.

Wilkes would grab their initial lead of the second half on a Bolin basket with 8:08 left that gave her team a 67-65 led. The game would continue to go back and forth until a 10-2 spurt by the Lady Colonels gave them the lead for good.

Laura Methvin tied the game at 71-71 for Drew with a lay-up at the 4:24 mark. But, Holly Leszyk scored inside and Bolin convert a rebound into a basket to put Wilkes on top for good, 75-71 with 3:30 remaining. Genie Valantassis could pull the Rangers within two, 75-73, with two free throws with 3:01 remaining. However, a free throw by Tiana Lee and a three-pointer by Lacey Andresen with 1:43 left upped the Wilkes advantage to 79-73. Andresen would add two more free throws with 1:20 showing on the clock to make it 81-73. Drew would get no closer than four points the rest of the way, and that came with only three seconds left.

The first half featured three ties and eight lead changes. Wilkes, which trailed by as many as six early in the half, would take a 25-22 lead on a Bolin steal and basket with 9:28 left in the period.

However, Drew would counter with a 13-0 run to take the lead. Melissa Kraft knocked down a jumper and a three-pointer to put the Rangers ahead 27-25. A three-pointer by Valantassis and another three by Kraft extended the lead to 33-25. Courtney Cunningham would cap the spurt with two charity tosses that gave Rangers a 35-25 lead with 5:06 showing on the clock.

Drew would eventually lead 45-31 at halftime thanks to 16 first half points from both Kraft and Cunningham. The Rangers also converted 51.4 percent of their field goal attempts in the first stanza, while hitting 6-of-7 from three-point land.

Bolin finished with 22 points, seven rebounds and six assist to lead a balanced Wilkes scoring attack. Andresen had 15 points and nine rebounds. Kacprowicz finished with 14 points and four three-point field goals. Corbo added 13 points and seven assists.

Kraft had a game-high 27 points for Drew, while Cunningham contributed 26 points. Methvin added 12 points and seven rebounds, while Valantassis had nine points and 11 boards.


(1/18) Lycoming 55 Wilkes 50
Andrea Cooper scored a game-high 18 points, including 13 in the second half, to lift Lycoming College to a 55-50 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Wednesday night at Lamade Gym. The Warriors improve to 4-10 overall and 1-4 in the conference, while Wilkes sees their record slip to 4-11 overall and 0-5 in conference play.

The Lady Colonels and Warriors were tied at 6-6 after a basket by Patti Shutt with 13:28 left in the first half. Lycoming would follow with a 9-0 run to take their biggest advantage of the period. Amy Kile started the rally with a jumper from the wing to give the home team an 8-6 lead. Andrea Cooper connected on a three-pointer and Kile scored on a drive to up the lead to 13-6 with 12:01 on the clock. Stacy Lindeman capped the run with a pair of charity tosses that gave Lycoming a 15-6 lead with 10:40 to go in the stanza.

Wilkes, which played without leading scorer Rena Bolin, would use their inside game to rattle off six consecutive points and close to within 15-12. Kelly Patchell knocked down a shot from in close to make it 15-8. After Chelsey Gosse rebounded her own miss and scored to cut the deficit to 15-10, Karyn Perestam hit two free throws to pull the Lady Colonels within three. Wilkes would eventually cut the Lycoming halftime lead to 19-17.

The lead would exchange hands several times early in the second half with Wilkes taking a 34-30 lead on a pair of free throws by Randi Corbo t the 11:32 mark.

Lycoming would counter with seven straight points to regain the lead. Danielle Kern scored on a drive and Cooper hit a three-pointer to put the Warriors ahead 35-34. Cooper would then knock down a shot from the corner to up the Lycoming lead to 37-34. The Warriors would score six straight points after Wilkes had closed to within 39-38. Cooper once again led the charge for Lycoming as she hit two charity tosses and followed it up with a three-pointer to up the lead to 44-38. Lauren Carey would make one-of-two from the free throw line at the 5:48 mark to give the Warriors a 45-38 lead.

Wilkes would not go away quietly and pulled to within 51-48 on a steal and basket by Tiana Lee with 32 seconds left. The Lady Colonels then forced a jump ball and to regain possession following the inbounds play. Andrea Kacprowicz drove to the basket, but her shot was off the mark. Kile would hit both ends of a one-and-one for the Warriors with 21 seconds left to give her team a 53-48 lead, and Hastings would do the same with eight ticks left to up the advantage to 55-48.

Kile joined Cooper in double-figures with 12 points. Lycoming also received eight points and a game-high 15 rebounds from Kern.

Andresen was the top scorer and rebounder for Wilkes with 12 points and seven rebounds. Lee contributed a career-high 11 points as well.


(1/16) Ursinus 75 Wilkes 65
Mary Kate Daley scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Ursinus College to a 75-65 non-conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Monday night in the Marts Center. The Bears even their record at 7-7 with the victory, while Wilkes sees their record fall to 4-10.

Wilkes started quickly and took a 9-2 lead on a basket by Lacey Andresen just two minutes into the opening half. Ursinus would answer with a three-pointer by Sarah Hennessey and a jumper by Mary Kate Daley to pull to within 9-7 at the 16:29 mark.

The Lady Colonels led 11-9 before scoring six straight points to take their biggest lead of the opening half. Andrea Kacprowicz nailed a three-pointer and following a Bears’ turnover, Randi Corbo drilled a three to provide Wilkes with a 17-9 lead with 14:05 left in the period.

Ursinus trailed 20-13 before they began to chip away at the lead. Molly Guntli and Kelly Borrell hit back-to-back basket to pull the Bears within 20-17 at the 8:51 mark. Wilkes would continue to hold the edge until a field goal by Hennessey with 2:15 left gave Ursinus a 28-27 lead. The lead would go back and forth until the two teams headed into the halftime locker room tied at 32-32.

The lead would change hands six times in the second half before the Bears were able to take command. Wilkes took their final lead, 45-44, on a basket by Kacprowicz with 13:25 left in the game. Kate McMahon followed with a three-pointer for Ursinus to give her team the lead, 47-45. Kelly Patchell would knot the count at 47-47 at the 12:54 mark when she scored inside.

Ursinus would put together a 10-0 run following Patchell’s basket to take a lead they would never relinquish. Julia Tramont started the spurt with a rebound and basket and Daley hit two free throws to put the Bears ahead 51-47. Molly Guntli would convert a field goal inside and Hennessey came up with a steal and layup to push the Ursinus lead to 55-47. Guntili would cap the outburst with a 15-foot jumper that made it 57-47 with 10:39 left.

Wilkes would continue to battle and closed to within four, 63-59, on a Lacey Andresen basket with 4:43 left. But, Guntli hit two free throws and McMahon and Daley each had a field goal to provide the Bears with a 69-59 lead with just 2:26 to play. The Lady Colonels were unable to get any closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Daley was joined in double-figures for Ursinus by Hennessey, who had 12 points and six assists. Guntli finished with 10 points and eight rebounds and Kelly Borrell had 10 points.

Corbo had 20 points, six rebounds and three assists to lead four Wilkes players in twin digits. Kacprowicz chipped in with 13 points, while Andresen and Bolin had 11 tallies apiece. Bolin was also credited with six assists and three steals for the Lady Colonels.


(1/14) Delaware Valley 89 Wilkes 78
Delaware Valley College opened up a 12-point halftime lead on their way to an 89-78 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon in the Marts Center. The win improves the Aggies to 10-4 overall and 3-1 in the conference. Wilkes slips to 4-9 overall and 0-4 in conference play.

The Aggies enjoyed some outstanding shooting en route to the win. They connected on 11-of-22 shots from three-point range, while also converting 30-of-38 shots from the free throw line. Wilkes, which garnered a 52-38 edge in rebounding, hit on only 4-of-15 shots from behind the three-point arc. The Lady Colonels, who had three more field goals than Delaware Valley, finished 20-of-27 from the charity stripe.

Wilkes rallied from an early 13-7 deficit to tie the game at 15-15 on a basket by Randi Corbo with 12:28 left in the opening half. However, that is the last time the Lady Colonels would pull even thanks to a 10-0 Delaware Valley run.

Shannon O’Neill’s three-pointer gave the Aggies the lead for good, 18-15. After a free throw by Kate McCarthy, Kristen Bone scored inside and McCarthy knocked down a jumper to increase the Delaware Valley lead to 23-15. Juli McGowan would convert two free throws at the 9:36 mark to give the Aggies a 25-15 edge.

Delaware Valley took its biggest lead of the opening stanza when McGowan hit a three-pointer and was fouled with 4:42 showing on the clock. Her free throw was also good and Aggies held a 40-21 lead. Wilkes would score the final six points of the first half, three apiece from Patti Shutt and Katie Cappelloni, to close the gap to 43-31 at intermission.

The Aggies would lead by as many as 20 points in the second half, that coming on a basket by Rachel Joyce with 9:49 left that gave her team a 66-46 lead. But, Wilkes would methodically chip away at the lead and cut the lead to nine, 74-65, on a three-pointer by Lacey Andresen with 3:39 left.

A basket by Joyce would give the Delaware Valley a 76-65 lead. After Shutt hit one free throw for Wilkes to make it 76-66, Joyce converted a traditional three-point play to extend the lead to 79-66 with 3:04 left.

Wilkes would answer when Rena Bolin knocked down a jumper and three-pointer to pull the Lady Colonels within eight, 79-71, with 2:25 left. But, Delaware Valley would convert 10-of-12 free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.

Joyce had 23 points and nine rebounds to lead five Aggies in double-figures. McGowan hit four three-pointers and finished with 19 tallies. Moira Donohue had 16 points and four assists. O’Neill ended the day with 14 points and six assists, while McCarthy added 12 points.

Corbo had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead the Wilkes attack. Bolin, who had seven assists and six steals, cashed in 15 tallies. Shutt added a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Andrea Kacprowicz also had 14 tallies.


(1/11) Scranton 72 Wilkes 49
The University of Scranton used a big second half effort to post a 72-49 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Wednesday night in the Marts Center. The victory improves the 5th-ranked Lady Royals to 13-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Wilkes sees their records move to 4-8 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

Scranton would race out to a 14-5 lead on a Julie Brophy three-pointer with 14:16 left in the opening stanza. However, Wilkes would respond with a 12-3 spurt of their own to even the game at 17-17 with 5:55 left in the period on a jumper in the lane by Rena Bolin.

The Lady Royals would follow with a 10-0 run to take their biggest lead of the half. Kelly Lewandowski hit two free throws and Allison Matt canned a jumper to give Scranton a 21-17 edge. A three-pointer by Brophy and a Matt charity toss extended the lead to 25-17. Kathleen Daly would cap the streak with a bucket inside that provided Scranton with a 27-17 lead with 2:03 left in the half.

Wilkes would not go into the locker room quietly. Andrea Kacprowicz drilled a three-pointer at the 1:41 mark to cut the lead to 27-20. Following a Scranton turnover, Bolin knocked down a field goal to make it 27-22 with 40 ticks left. The Lady Colonels got the ball back with 13 seconds left in the half and made the most of their final possession. Bolin penetrated and found Kacprowicz open on the wing, where she nailed another three-pointer as time expired to pull Wilkes within 27-25 at halftime.

Scranton would open the second half with a 25-4 run to take command. Tiffaney Williams scored off an offensive rebound, Julie Brophy knocked down a shot and Matt converted a three-pointer to give the Lady Royals a 34-25 lead. Bolin would put a temporary end to the outburst with a field goal for Wilkes that made it 34-27 with 16:38 left.

Michelle Fabio answered for Scranton with two free throws to up the lead to 36-27. After a Stephanie Remington three-pointer, Matt scored four straight points for the Lady Royals to give her team a 43-27 lead with 13:16 left.

Kelly Patchell converted inside for Wilkes at the 13:02 mark to cut the deficit to 43-29. However, Matt scored five consecutive points to spark a string of nine straight Scranton points that put the game away. Daly scored the final four points of the brief run that gave the Lady Royals a 52-29 lead with 10:24 left. Wilkes would get no closer than 17 points the rest of the way.

Matt finished with 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead the Scranton attack. Brophy chipped in with 11 points and three assists.

Kacprowicz had 14 tallies to pace Wilkes offensively. Bolin finished the night with 12 points, five rebounds and five assists.


(1/7) Wilkes 76 Briarcliffe 55
Wilkes University routed visiting Briarcliffe College 76-55 in a non-conference women’s basketball game in the Marts Center on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 4-7 overall, while the Seahawks see their record slide to 6-7.

Jovanna Young started the game’s scoring with a basket inside to give Briarcliffe their only lead of the game, 2-0. Wilkes quickly responded with 12 straight tallies, including six by Patti Shutt, to take a 12-2 advantage with 14:26 remaining in the opening stanza.

Briarcliffe would cut the lead to 12-8 on a basket by Toni Jones with 12:19 left. However, that is as close as the Seahawks would get. Rena Bolin hit two free throws and Katie Cappelloni hit two charity tosses and a field goal to extend the lead to 18-8.

Wilkes held their biggest lead of the contest following a Randi Corbo lay-up that made it 31-15 with 5:09 left in the half. The Lady Colonels would maintain their double-figure advantage and head into the locker room with a 35-24 lead at intermission.

The Seahawks would close to within single digits for the final time early in the second half when Jones converted from inside to cut the lead to 37-28. A 10-0 run by Wilkes would end any hopes that Briarcliffe had for a comeback. Shutt started the streak with a pair of free throws and ended it with a steal and layup as the Lady Colonels built their lead to 47-28 with 14:40 left.

A basket by Cappelloni at the 8:58 mark provided Wilkes with their biggest lead of the game, 67-32. Briarcliffe would close the game with a 23-9 run of their own to cut into the final margin.

Bolin led three Wilkes players in double figures with 17 points. The senior also had four assists and four steals. Corbo chipped in with 13 tallies, while Shutt had 12 points and six rebounds. Wilkes held a commanding 54-32 advantage on the boards in the contest.

Briarcliffe was led by the tandem of Jones and Marvasia Bolden. Jones ended the afternoon with 17 points, while Bolden cashed in 16 points and had five rebounds.


(1/4) Moravian 88 Wilkes 62

Moravian College raced out to a 17-point halftime lead and never looked back in claiming an 88-62 non-conference women’s basketball win over Wilkes University on Wednesday night. The win improves the 18th-ranked Greyhounds to 9-1 overall, while the Lady Colonels see their record slip to 3-7.

Wilkes hung tough throughout the opening 11 minutes of the game and trailed by only seven, 29-22, following a basket by Kelly Patchell at the 8:41 mark. The Greyhounds would respond with a 14-4 run to take command for good.

Stephanie Seaman would start the spurt for Moravian with a pair of field goals that extended her team’s lead to 33-22. Lacey Andresen would cut the lead to 33-24 with a basket inside at the 6:57 mark. But, that is as close as Wilkes would get. Rachel Berlin and Jenny Hackleman converted two free throws apiece to make it 37-24. Nicole Savino followed with a field goal that pushed the Moravian lead to 39-24.

Randi Corbo would put a temporary halt to the run with a pair of free throws for Wilkes that closed the gap to 39-26 with 4:45 showing on the clock. But, back-to-back field goals by Lindsay Brase would up the lead to 43-26 at the 3:31 mark. The Greyhounds would maintain their distance and take a 49-32 lead into the halftime locker room.

Wilkes would make it 49-35 when Patchell converted a traditional three-point play to start the second half scoring. Moravian would answer with seven consecutive points, three by Berlin and two each by Seaman and Hackleman, to extend the gap to 56-35 with 15 minutes left. The Lady Colonels would get no closer than 17 points the rest of the way.

Berlin had 18 points to lead a balanced Moravian offensive attack. Seaman and Kelly Applegate chipped in with 12 points each and Hackleman had 11 tallies.

Andresen finished the night with 15 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Andrea Kacprowicz was also in twin digits for Wilkes with 11 points.

 
(12/20) Wilkes 62 Arcadia 53
Wilkes University used an early second half spurt to take control on their way to a 62-53 non-conference women’s basketball win over Arcadia University on Tuesday night. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 3-6 overall heading into the semester break. The Knights see their record fall to 3-5 overall.

After falling behind 29-28 at intermission, Wilkes put together a 9-0 spurt to assume a lead they would never relinquish. Lacey Andresen converted a field goal to break a 31-31 tie and give the Lady Colonels a two-point advantage with 17:36 left. Patti Shutt would follow with a basket inside for Wilkes to up the lead to 35-31. A three-point field goal by Andrea Kacprowicz at the 15:31 mark extended the Lady Colonels lead to 38-31. Karyn Perestam would cap the run with a bucket that made it 40-31 with 14:30 left in the contest.

Rena Bolin would provide Wilkes with their biggest lead of the game, 50-38, when she canned a jumper with 8:52 left. However, Arcadia would embark on a 10-1 run that cut the deficit to 51-48 with 3:35 left. Becky Soda led the Knights charge with six points during the outburst.

Corbo would cash in one free throw with 2:42 left to up the Wilkes lead to 52-48. Neither team was able to convert on opportunities over the course of the next two minutes until Bolin drained a three-pointer with 42 seconds left that gave the Lady Colonels a 55-48 lead. Wilkes would convert seven-of-eight free throws in the remaining time to secure the win.

Behind four points from Andresen, three from Kacrpowicz and two from Corbo, Wilkes raced out to a 9-2 lead in the opening 3:29 of the game. The Knights would respond by out-scoring the Lady Colonels 13-2 to take a 15-11 lead on a Caitlin Sparks basket with 12:42 left in the stanza.

Arcadia held their biggest lead of the game, 27-21, after a pair of Katie Lynch free throws with 2:57 left in the half. Four points by Corbo and a three-pointer by Andresen helped Wilkes claw to within 29-28 at halftime.

Andresen, who had six rebounds, and Bolin finished the night with 15 points apiece to pace the Wilkes attack. Corbo chipped in with 14 points and six rebounds. Soda was the lone Arcadia player in double-figures with a game-high 16 tallies.

 

(12/10) Susquehanna 60 Wilkes 44

Susquehanna University held off a second half Wilkes University rally before putting the Lady Colonels away in a 60-44 non-conference win on Saturday afternoon at the Marts Center. The Crusaders improve to 6-1 overall, while Wilkes sees their record fall to 2-6.

Susquehanna held a 36-22 lead at halftime before Wilkes mounted a charge. The Lady Colonels held the Crusaders scoreless over the first 8:54 of the second half to close to within three points, 36-33.

Andrea Kacprowicz nailed a jumper and Patti Shutt scored inside for Wilkes to cut the lead to 36-26 with 15:59 left. A three-pointer by Kacprowicz and a basket inside by Khadija Bates would make it 36-31 at the 12:43 mark. Perestam would once again convert from in close for the Lady Colonels to trim the lead to 36-33 with 12:03 showing on the clock.

Susquehanna would get their first points of the second half on a Jen Clark layup off an assist from Sarah Jane Kalejta with 11:06 left in the game to extend the lead to 38-33. Perestam would once again pull Wilkes to within three points, 38-35, on a baseline jumper with 8:14 to go. However, Bri McNallen answered for Susquehanna with a jumper to push the lead to 40-35 at the 7:54 mark.

Kacprowicz would make it 40-37 with a jumper in the lane at the 6:16 mark. But, that is as close as Wilkes would get thanks to an 8-2 Crusaders run. Ruth Williams nailed a three-pointer for Susquehanna to up the lead to 43-37. After Wilkes closed to within 43-39 on a Lacey Andresen bucket, McNallen canned a three-pointer and Clark scored on a drive to give Susquehanna a 48-39 advantage with 3:39 left. Wilkes would get no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Susquehanna used a 9-0 run in the first half to take a 15-point lead. Val Houseal hit a 15-footer and Clark connected on two free throws to give the Crusaders a 14-4 lead with 10:55 left in the opening half. A traditional three-point play by Houseal and a steal and layup by McNallen would give the visitors a 19-4 edge at the 9:22 mark.

Wilkes closed the margin to 30-20 on a Rena Bolin basket with 2:56 left in the first period. The Crusaders would close the half with a 6-2 spurt to assume a 36-22 lead at intermission. All six points came via the charity stripe, as Clark hit all four of her attempts and McNallen canned both of hers.

Clark finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead three Susquehanna players in double-figures. McNallen contributed 13 points and nine boards, while Williamson contributed 10 points and four assists.

Bolin had 13 of her team-high 15 points in the first half for Wilkes. She also chipped in with six rebounds and seven steals. Kacprowicz was also in twin digits for the Lady Colonels with 11 tallies.

 

(12/8) Wilkes 57 Misericordia 44
Wilkes University shot 57 percent from the field in the second half to rally from a two-point halftime deficit en route to a 57-44 non-conference women’s basketball win over College Misericordia on Thursday night in the Marts Center.

The win improves the Lady Colonels to 2-5 overall heading into Saturday’s home game against Susquehanna University at 1:00 p.m. Misericordia sees their record fall to 3-4 overall.

A three-pointer by Misericordia’s Kelly Ahart with 4:46 remaining in the first half gave the Cougars a 20-11 lead. But, Andrea Kacprowicz would can a three-pointer for the Lady Colonels and Rena Bolin and Tristan Tkach would contributed a field goal apiece to help Wilkes close the half with a 7-0 spurt and claw their way to within 20-18 at the half.

Jenell Fort would provide Misericordia with a 22-18 lead after scoring on the Cougars first possession of the second half. But, Wilkes would respond with an 11-0 run to take a lead they would never relinquish. Patti Shutt started the rally with a basket inside. Kacprowicz followed with a three-pointer to give Wilkes their first lead of the game, 23-22, with 18:18 left. After a Cougar turnover, Bolin would cash in back-to-back three-pointer’s to up the Wilkes lead to 29-22 with 16:58 left.

The Cougars would close to within one on two occasions, but were unable to regain the lead. Clinging to a 42-39 lead with just over six minutes left, the Lady Colonels embarked on a decisive 12-4 run that put the game away.

Randi Corbo scored on a drive and Shutt converted an assist from Kacprowicz to give Wilkes a 46-39 lead with 3:56 on the clock. Fort would score inside for Misericordia to cut the deficit to 46-41, but Karyn Perestam answered for Wilkes with a bucket inside and Bolin scored following a steal by Corbo to make it 50-41 with 2:21 left. Megan Yhlen scored on a put back for Misericordia to cut the lead to seven. However, a jumper in the lane by Corbo and a steal and basket by Bolin extended the lead to 54-43 with just 1:02 left.

Wilkes, which shot just 25 percent (8-for-32) in the first half, caught fire in the second stanza. The Lady Colonels converted 16-of-28 shots from the field in the final 20 minutes, including five-of-nine from behind the three-point arc.

Bolin finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and three steals to lead Wilkes. Kacprowicz chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds, while Lacey Andresen had eight points and seven rebounds.

Fort was the top gun for Misericordia with 17 points and nine boards. Amy Hughes, who came in to the game averaging nearly 16 points per contest, was held without a field goal in the game, but did manage to finish with 10 points after hitting 10-of-13 from the charity stripe.
 
 
(12/6) Elmira 60 Wilkes 54
Elmira College jumped out to a 14-point halftime lead and then held off a second Wilkes University rally to post a 60-54 non-conference women’s basketball win on Tuesday night. The victory improves the Soaring Eagles to 3-4 overall, while the Lady Colonels slide to 1-5.

The game was close throughout much of the first half and Wilkes trailed by only five with 7:38 left in the first half following a basket by Karyn Perestam that made it 23-18. However, the Soaring Eagles would embark on a 10-0 run that gave them a double-figure lead at intermission.

Brittany Morse scored inside to start the Elmira spurt and up the lead to 25-18. Following a Wilkes turnover Brittany Anderson cashed in a three-pointer to extend the Soaring Eagles lead to 28-18 with 5:50 showing on the clock. Morse would add another field goal from in close and Kourtney Troutman nailed a jumper to push the lead to 32-18 at the 4:30 mark. Morse would cap the run by hitting one of two free throws at 3:12 that made it a 15-point game, 33-18. Elmira would enter halftime with a 37-23 lead.

Wilkes would rattle go on a 13-2 run early in the second half to close within 41-38 with 14:27 left. Andrea Kacprowicz knocked down a shot and Rena Bolin scored off an offensive rebound to cut the Elmira lead to 39-29. After a basket inside by Perestam pulled Wilkes within eight, Bolin converted a steal into a lay-up to make it 39-33 with 16:02 showing on the clock.

Lauren Wholley would put a temporary end to the Wilkes run when she scored inside for Elmira to up the lead to 41-33. However, Kacprowicz drilled a three-pointer and Perestam shook free inside for another score to make it 41-38.

The three-point deficit is as close as the Lady Colonels would get the rest of the way. Troutman scored inside and Marcia Coakley hit a free throw as the Soaring Eagles built their lead back to 44-38 with 11:08 left. Wilkes was unable to get any closer than five points the rest of the way.

Coakley had 11 points and seven rebounds, while Morse finished with 11 points and six boards for Elmira. Sarah Cote was credited with 10 tallies and five assists for the Soaring Eagles as well.

Bolin enjoyed an outstanding night for Wilkes. The senior cashed in 17 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Kacprowicz added 16 tallies for the Lady Colonels, while Lacey Andresen pulled down 10 boards.

 

(12/3) DeSales 80 Wilkes 58

DeSales University used a 14-2 first half run to pull away from Wilkes University and post a 80-58 Freedom Conference women’s basketball win on Saturday afternoon at Billera Hall. The win improves the Bulldogs to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in conference play, while the Lady Colonels slip to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

A three-point play by Wilkes’ Lacey Andresen with 9:21 left in the opening half pulled her team to within 14-11. However, the Bulldogs would answer with their decisive run to take command.

Krista Gerlach started the spurt with a pair of free throws to up the lead to 16-11. LeighAnn Burke would cash in one of two charity tosses just eight seconds later following a Wilkes turnover to make it 17-11 at the 8:58 mark. Lisa Brennan would follow for DeSales with a field goal and two free throws to extend the Bulldogs’ advantage to 21-11 with 8:18 left in the stanza.

After a basket inside by Gerlach off an offensive rebound made it 23-11, Kelly Patchell scored canned two free throws for Wilkes to cut the deficit to 23-13 with 7:36 left. Brennan would counter for DeSales with a driving basket and Kim Rarick would convert a three-point play to push the lead to 28-13 at the 5:46 mark. The Bulldogs would eventually head to halftime with a 41-25 lead.

DeSales would not allow Wilkes to get any closer than 15 points during the final 20 minutes. The Bulldogs shot an impressive 50 percent from the field in the second half to help keep the Lady Colonels at bay.

Burke tossed in a game-high 18 points and snagged eight rebounds to lead the DeSales attack. Rarick chipped in with 17 points for the Bulldogs, while Erica Sovac finished with 14 tallies.

Wilkes was led by Randi Corbo’s 14 points. Andresen contributed 12 points and nine rebounds and Bolin had 11 points and four steals.

 
(11/30) King's 64 Wilkes 56
King’s College rallied from an eight-point second half deficit to post a 64-56 win over Wilkes University in a Freedom Conference women’s basketball game on Wednesday night in the Marts Center. The Lady Monarchs improve to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while Wilkes falls to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

Wilkes held a 42-34 lead with 10:16 left in the half following a free throw by Rena Bolin. King’s would mount their rally when Andrea Hochstuhl scored eight consecutive points, with six of those coming from the free throw line, to tie the contest at 42-42 with 8:01 remaining in the game.

Beth Jordan converted a field goal and Kaitlyn Fiorino scored on a fast break layup to provide King’s with a 46-42 lead. A pair of Jordan free throws would cap the 14-0 run and make it 48-42 with 6:38 left.

The Lady Colonels would respond with a modest 10-4 spurt to tie the game at 52-52 on a jumper by Lacey Andresen with 1:36 left. But, Fiorino drilled a three-pointer with 1:03 left to give King’s the lead for good 55-52.

Lauren Kendra hit a free throw following a Wilkes turnover with 47 ticks left to extend the lead to 56-52. After another turnover by the Lady Colonels, Fiorino stepped to the line and hit two charity tosses to make it 58-52. A jumper by Randi Corbo would cut the lead to 58-54 with 18 seconds left, but King’s went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the remaining time to seal the decision.

After King’s jumped out to a 7-2 lead just four minutes into the first half, Wilkes would answer with eight straight points to take their first lead. Rena Bolin connected on a three-point and two-point field goal to tie the game at 7-7. A three-pointer by Andrea Kacprowicz at the 13:04 mark gave the Lady Colonels a 10-7 advantage.

Kasey Oczkowski would cash in a three-point field goal for King’s with 3:46 left in the period to provide the Lady Monarchs with a 21-18 lead. However, another 8-0 spurt would help Wilkes head into the halftime locker room with the lead. Karyn Perestam began the run with a field goal inside and Kacprowicz knocked down a jumper to put the Lady Colonels on top 22-21. A fast break basket by Kacprowicz and a pair of Bolin charity tosses would up the lead to 26-21, before Jordan ended the half for King’s with a basket that cut the lead to 26-23 at intermission.

King’s had a decisive edge on the foul line, hitting 25-of-31 charity tosses compared to the Lady Colonels 8-of-11. The Lady Monarchs also held a 45-34 edge in rebounding.

Jordan had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead three King’s players in double-figures. Fiorino finished with 14 tallies, while Hochstuhl added 10 points.

Wilkes was led by 15 points from Kacprowicz. Bolin had 14 points, five assists and five steals. Andresen cashed in 13 points and grabbed six boards.

 

(11/22) Marywood 65 Wilkes 55
Marywood University erased a 14-point halftime deficit and earned a 65-55 non-conference women’s basketball win over visiting Wilkes University on Tuesday night. The Pacers improve to 2-1 with the victory, while the Lady Colonels see their record fall to 1-2.

Wilkes shot 47.1 percent form the field in the first half and held a 27-16 rebounding advantage on their way to a 38-24 lead at intermission. Randi Corbo led the first half charge for the Lady Colonels by cashing in 14 tallies, while Lacey Andresen chipped in with nine points.

Marywood, which hit only 30 percent of their field goal attempts in the opening stanza, would turn the tables on the Lady Colonels in the second half. The Pacers canned 42.3 percent of their shots from the floor. The Pacers also took advantage of the charity stripe, hitting 18-of-24 free throws. Wilkes managed to convert only 16.1 percent of their field goal tries in the final 20 minutes, and converted only 7-of-17 free throws.

Caity Hadzimichalis led the way for Marywood with 17 points. Alicia Woodruff chipped in with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Kaelyn Brudnock had 15 tallies.

Corbo was the leading scorer for Wilkes with 16 points. Andresen had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

 

(11/19) Muhlenberg 70 Wilkes 52
Muhlenberg College used an 18-2 run late in the game to pull away for a 70-52 women’s basketball win over Wilkes University in the championship game of the Scotty Wood Tournament on Saturday night.

Wilkes, which slipped to 1-1 overall with the loss, was represented on the all-tournament team by Rena Bolin and Randi Corbo. Muhlenberg sees their record improve to 2-0 overall.

Wilkes trailed 36-33 at halftime and tied the game at 48-48 on a jumper by Lacey Andresen with 8:17 left in the game. However, the Mules would go on their decisive spurt to take control.

Lacie Smith converted a layup, Meghan Courtney hit a free throw and Lauren Boyle canned a jumper to give Muhlenberg a 53-48 lead with 5:19 left. A basket inside by Courtney and a three-pointer by Tiffany Kirk would up the Mules advantage to 58-48 with 3:47 showing on the clock.

Corbo would counter for Wilkes with a jumper that cut the lead to 58-50 at the 3:28 mark. But, Kristen Piscadlo nailed a three-pointer, Smith converted a traditional three-point play, and Valerie Robuck canned a pair of charity tosses to give Muhlenberg a 66-50 lead with only 1:33 left.

Smith led all scorers for Muhlenberg with 20 points. Courtney added 15 points and 18 rebounds, while Piscadlo had 13 points and six assists.

Wilkes was led by 13 points from Corbo. Andrea Kacprowicz contributed 12 tallies and Bolin ended the night with 10 points, eight assists and three steals.

 

(11/18) Wilkes 57 Cabrini 52
The Wilkes University women’s basketball team fought back from a seven-point deficit at halftime to score a 57-52 win over Cabrini College in the opening round of the Scotty Wood Tournament at Muhlenberg College on Friday.

First-year Lady Colonels head coach Rachel Hartung earned her first victory while heading the Wilkes program. The Lady Colonels will take on either Muhlenberg or Albright College in Saturday’s 6:00 p.m. final.

Wilkes shot only 21.2 percent from the field in the first half and found themselves trailing 23-16 after 20 minutes. However, senior guard Rena Bolin and sophomore center Karyn Perestam made sure that the Lady Colonels would mount a rally.

Bolin cashed in 18 of her game-high 24 points in the second half for Wilkes, which shot 41.7 percent in the second half. Bolin also contributed six rebounds, six steals and three assists. Perestam, who had just two points and two rebounds at halftime, finished with 14 tallies and 11 rebounds.

Sharae Middlebrook had 16 points, six rebounds and six assists to lead Cabrini. Nikki Duggan contributed 13 points for the Cavaliers.
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