The Lock Haven University women’s basketball team clinched a PSAC East playoff spot for the first time in 24 years after they defeated Cheyney on the road 74-57.
Head coach, Jennifer Smith brought her team back home to take on Shippensburg in their next game, which was also their final home game of the season. Before the tip, her four seniors Marrysa Moyer, Kirsti Bair, Sami Lane and Emily Daugherty were honored on senior day. In the first half, Moyer dazzled by scoring 21 points which nearly tied the Lock Haven record of 26 set by Suzie Baird in 1993 against Bridgeport.
Moyer’s fellow senior, Kirsti Bair got a layup to fall as the buzzer sounded to end the first half which would eventually be foreshadowing for how the game played out. LHU headed to the locker room up 35-28.
After neither team could take over the game, Shippensburg’s Vicky Tumasz drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game at 70 with 13 seconds remaining. J.J. Hilliard’s received a pass from Daugherty and she eventually netted the game-winning shot with one second remaining to give Lock Haven their fourth consecutive victory, 72-70.
Moyer finished the game with yet another double-double (23 points, 14 rebounds) and Sami Lane added 17 points. All four seniors played an integral part in the victory.
Moyer’s strong play of late earned her PSAC East Athlete of the Week honors. In the two victories over Cheyney and Shippensburg, she averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game.
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