By Tyler Rumsey
February 7, 2013
The Lock Haven University women’s basketball team (6-13, 3-12 PSAC) battled tough with No. 7 Gannon (20-2, 14-1 PSAC) today, but fell, 70-62 in a PSAC West matchup at Gannon’s Hammermill Center.
The Lady Eagles played a great first half against the top-10 Golden Knights. LHU led 40-37 at halftime behind a sensational shooting effort.
The Lady Eagles shot 50% (16-of-32) from the field in the period.
Sophomore Sami Lane (Montoursville, Pa./Loyalsock) scored 12 points and dished out five assists in the opening frame.
Emily Daugherty (Laughlintown, Pa./Ligonier Valley) was on fire from the outside to start the game. Daugherty netted nine points on three three-pointers in the first half.
Freshman J.J. Hilliard (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) also netted nine points in the period, while Marrysa Moyer (Altoona, Pa./Mansfield Univ.) scored six points and grabbed five rebounds.
Gannon opened the second half on a 12-2 run and opened up a 49-42 lead. The Lady Eagles would not go away however, and LHU closed the gap to just two, 51-49 with just over 10 minutes to play.
The Lady Eagles played right with Gannon over the final minutes and trailed by just four, 63-59 with 2:18 to play.
Lane finished with a team-high 14 points. She added four rebounds and set a career-high with six assists.
Hilliard and Daugherty finished with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
The Lady Eagles got a strong showing from their bench this afternoon. The Haven bench outscored Gannon’s bench 20-9 in the game.
Brittany Batts led Gannon with a game-high 20 points.
The Lady Eagles return home on Wednesday, February 6 when LHU hosts Mercyhurst in a PSAC West matchup. Tipoff at Thomas Fieldhouse is set for 6 p.m.
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