By Tyler Rumsey
Sophomore Hannah Gildea (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg) scored a career-high 18 points last night and the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team (2-1) downed visiting Notre Dame College (Ohio) (1-7), 93-57 in a non-conference matchup at Thomas Fieldhouse.
Gildea was on fire tonight from the outside, as she scored all 18 of her points off of three-pointers. Gildea got off to a sizzling start in the first half and hit four threes in the period. She finished the game 6-for-9 from three-point-land.
LHU led 43-34 at the halftime break, but the Falcons opened up the second half with a 10-5 run to cut The Haven lead to just four points, 48-44 with 16:05 to play.
The Lady Eagles battled back however, and turned it up both offensively and defensively. The Haven led 62-50 with 8:41 to play and went on an 18-0 run to push the lead to 80-50 with 4:06 remaining.
Five Lady Eagles scored in double-figures tonight, marking the first time for an LHU team since February 24, 2010 against Gannon.
Sami Lane (Montoursville, Pa./Loyalsock) used her speed and quick dribbling skills to break down the NDC full court press all night. She netted 15 points and added three rebounds and three steals.
Kelsey Ryan (Levittown, Pa./Neshaminy) scored 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field.
Emily Daugherty (Laughlintown, Pa./Ligonier) and Marrysa Moyer (Altoona, Pa./Mansfield Univ.) netted 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Daugherty added six rebounds and a game-high four steals.
Moyer recorded a game-high eight rebounds and blocked two shots for The Haven.
Freshman Brianna Morales (Bethlehem, Pa./Bethlehem Catholic) had a strong game off the bench for LHU. She scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds to go along with a game-high five assists.
Lock Haven made the hustle plays tonight, as the team scored 32 points off of turnovers and added 23 second chance points.
The Lady Eagles return to action Saturday (December 1) when they take on Millersville University in LHU’s 2012 PSAC conference opener. Tipoff at Thomas Fieldhouse is scheduled for 1 p.m. with the LHU men’s basketball game to follow.