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Women’s Basketball beats Lafayette at home

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Lauren Medeiros, Co-Photography Editor / The Bucknellian

Women’s Basketball is now riding a two-game win streak after its 65-58 win at home over Lafayette on Saturday.

Emma Theodorsson ’26 was coming off of a career-high 31 points against Boston University last Wednesday and has now scored in double figures in nine straight games for the Bison. She went for 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists on 40% shooting from the field in Saturday’s win.

Ashley Sofilkanich ’27 was the leading scorer for the Orange & Blue, tallying 13 points and seven rebounds. Sofilkanich was a defensive presence for her team and kept Lafayette out of the interior, holding the Leopards to only 12 points in the paint throughout the game.

It was the duo of Sofilkanich and Grace Sullivan ’26 that led the way for Bucknell early on. Lafayette went for a zone look on defense, and the two bigs did a great job of exposing the weak point in the zone and finding early looks. Sofilkanich has elite footwork down low and can bury her defenders under the basket, and Sullivan has a great hook over her right shoulder. 

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Bucknell has now shot over 50% from 3-point range over its last two games, something the team was struggling with early on. Ashley O’Connor ’26, the Bison’s leading 3-point shooter, hit three of her four shots from beyond the arc in the third quarter, bringing the Bison back into the game after a long scoring drought, where they only hit two field goals in the third quarter. 

“Coming into conference play, we knew we had a lot of close games early on, so that record early on were some tough losses. But we’re really picking up speed here so I’m excited,” O’Connor said in a postgame interview.

Next up, the Bison take on Army at home on Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m.

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