Women’s Basketball has a busy Thanksgiving Break

Hugh Straine, Staff Writer

Bison women’s basketball had two matchups over the Thanksgiving break, beginning with an away match against the Syracuse Orange on Nov. 25 and home game against the Temple Owls on Nov. 27.

The Orange and Blue fell to both teams over the break, 48-65 against Syracuse and 62-77 against Temple. 

Against Syracuse, Bucknell made two of their twenty-one outside attempts on the night with two scorers in double figures, those being Cecelia Collins ’25 racking up 18 points on 6-13 shooting from the field, and Isabella King ’25, who put up 10 points on 4-7 shooting and 2-4 from three point range.

Besides King and Collins, the rest of the Lady Bison combined for eight made field goals, and going along with sixteen turnovers, this made it difficult for them to compete with a Power Five opponent.

Against Temple two days later, however, Bucknell came out hot at home, shooting 40 percent from the three point range and forcing 22 personal fouls on the Owls leading to twenty free throw attempts, of which Bucknell converted fourteen.

Collins and King led the Bison in the scoring column again, both with sixteen points, and King stayed hot from outside as she knocked down four of her seven three point attempts during the contest.

It was the turnovers that ended up hurting Bucknell more than they could recover from, as their fourteen against Temple led to plenty of transition opportunities that allowed the Owls to pull away.

“I think our team has grown a lot over the past few weeks and even over the past weekend,” Collins said. “Because of how young our team is, we’re going to have to continue to grow and improve every day.”

Bucknell takes on the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night as they look to bounce back.

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