Gannon relies on second-half run to defeat Lock Haven 95-64
ERIE, Pa. -- Gannon used a 37-9 run in the final 11 minutes to capture a 95-64 win against Lock Haven on Wednesday evening at the Hammermill Center in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) crossover action. The Lady Knights remain undefeated at 11-0 on the season with the Lady Eagles dropping to 1-8 overall.
For the second consecutive game, three Lady Knights reached double digits. A new face led the Lady Knights' offensive attack as senior Jen Papich scored a season-high 22 points, while collecting eight rebounds. Papich added five assists, three blocks and two steals. Leading the team in four previous games, junior Nettie Blake finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, recording a season-high four steals. Junior Brittany Batts broke the game open, going 5-for-8 in the second half including three behind the arc. The junior finished the day with 19 points with five threes in a team-high 33 minutes.
The Lady Eagles were led by Marrysa Moyer with game-highs of 25 points and 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. Both Kelsey Ryan and Sami Lane reached double digits, scoring 11 and 10, respectively.
The Lady Knights shot 48 percent (36-75) from the field after struggling in the early minutes of the opening half. Lock Haven cooled down as the evening went on, opening with a 42.3 shooting percent (11-26) only to finish at 40.4 percent (23-57) for the game.
The Lady Knights finished the day, dominating inside by a 54-30 edge including 30 combined points by Blake, Thies and Saunders inside. The Lady Knights' effort inside was attributed to their team effort off the boards, holding a 47-36 advantage.
No. 3 Emporia State 85, Southwest Baptist 53
EMPORIA -- Reigning MIAA Player of the Week Laura Patrick had 21 points and Desiree Wylie added a double double off the bench as No. 3 Emporia State defeated Southwest Baptist 85-53 on Wednesday night in White Auditorium. With the win the Lady Hornets moved to 10-0 for the first time since 2005-06.