Women’s Basketball end week 1-1

Charlotte Dursee, Senior Writer

Last week Bucknell Women‘s Basketball had two Patriot League matchups. Their first game of the week took place Feb. 15 away at American University. 

American started the game with a 6-2 run and were soon up 10-4 in the first quarter. Remi Sisselman ’25 helped jumpstart a comeback for the Bison by draining a three-point shot. Emma Shaffer ’23 came up with two baskets and two free shots of her own to help tie the score at 11-11. 

A combination of points were scored by Julie Kulesza ’24, Emma Theodorsson ’26, Tai Johnson ’23, Shaffer and Cecilia Collins ’25. The Bison were up 30-23 at halftime, and American never managed to regain the lead.

14 seconds into the new half, Theodorsson hit a three-pointer. Sisselman pulled off two three pointers of her own throughout the quarter in addition to a two point basket and a free throw.

The fourth quarter was run by the Orange and Blue. Every time American scored, the Bison quickly responded. American managed to get the score as close as 57-46 before Theodorsson extended the lead with a basket. Grace Klag ’26 scored her first collegiate points after a lob inside from Blake Matthews ’26. The Bison won 64-52, their sixth straight victory, putting them above .500 as a program.

Theodorsson led with 16 points, and Sisselman had 12. Shaffer added her seventh career double-double with 12 points and 21 rebounds.

The Bison played at home Saturday against Boston University in their Senior Day matchup. Seniors Shaffer and Johnson were honored in a pregame ceremony.

The Bison started out strong with a jumper from Johnson. The lead switched a couple times, and the quarter ended 15-14 Bison. Baskets from Theodorsson, Shaffer and Johnson kept them in the lead.

The lead extended to 18-14 before Boston University went on a 5-0 run. The Bison managed to get a hold of a 24-22 lead before Boston went on another run to close the half. Despite Collins draining two free throws, the Bison ended the half down 34-29.

The score went up 38-29 after a strong second half opening performance by the Terriers. The Bison responded with a 6-0 run led by Johnson and Collins. The Bison made their way to a two point score difference by the end of the third quarter.

The Terriers continued to push the score and managed an 11 point lead. The Bison struggled to get close. Isabella King ’25 hit a three and Collins followed with a bucket to get the score within six but the Terriers maintained control. The Bison fell 57-66.

Collins led with 20 points, Johnson followed with 14 of her own and Shaffer had five points and 11 rebounds.

The Bison’s next matchup takes place at Lafayette at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25.

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