Women’s Basketball Bounces Back on the Road

Rylee Donaldson, Contributing Writer

The Orange and Blue went on the road to D.C. to face the American Eagles. The midweek game was very back and forth with multiple lead changes. The Eagles went on to win 56-48 over the Bison, who were plagued by 18 turnovers. Marly Walls ’22 and Taylor O’Brien ’22 each had 10 points in the contest. The Orange and Blue’s record moved to 16-7 overall and 7-5 in the Patriot League with the loss. 

The Bison were back on the road and had a massive win over first-place Holy Cross. The Orange and Blue defeated the Crusaders in a decisive 66-49 victory. The Bison led much of the game, going up by 30 at one point, and held the Crusaders to 28.3 percent shooting. 

O’Brien had another big game with 17 points and added six rebounds and three steals. Carly Krsul ’23 also added big double-digit numbers with 16 and contributed seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Cecelia Collins ’24 put up nine points, just one point shy of her career-high. 

The Orange and Blue shot nearly 50 percent at 26-of-56 (46.4) for the day. The Bison outrebounded the Crusaders 44-33 and outscored them 40-16 in the paint. The game started with a 12-0 Bison run, and they then held Holy Cross to just 5 points in the second quarter. The Crusaders made a slight comeback in the fourth quarter, but the Bison were dominant for most of the game. 

The Bison were 9-of-16 in the opening 10 minutes of the game, which included a 2-of-4 effort from behind the arc. They continued to control the rest of the game ending with a huge win. 

“It was a huge win for us coming off of the loss to American. We were able to really bounce back and play a great game against a really good team. We definitely got our momentum back and I think we are prepared for the next game at home,” Walls said.

The Bison return home to Sojka to host the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m.

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