K. Gallagher

Bloomsburg Athletics

BLOOMSBURG—Kayla Oxenrider and Kelsey Gallagher each scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Bloomsburg University women’s basketball team to a 75-58 win against 16th-ranked Millersville University on Wednesday in the PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) Eastern Division opener for both teams.

In the game Gallagher became the 18th player in Bloomsburg history to reach 1,000 career points when she hit a jumper late in the game.

Millersville started fast jumping out to an 8-2 lead before the Huskies came back with the help of back-to-back 3-pointers from Gallagher and Dana Wieller. The Huskies continued its run by outscoring the Marauders 12-1 over the next 4 minutes with Oxenrider, Wieller and Gallagher all hitting 3-pointers to open a 20-9 lead with 9:56 left in the half.

The Marauders cut the deficit to six points, 25-19, on a basket by Sophia Waters, but the Huskies countered with a 3 from Catherine Noack and one from Oxenrider to push the lead to 31-19 and went to the lockeroom with a 14-point advantage when Noack hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute to go in the half.

The Huskies started the second half extending its lead to 16 points, 42-26, on a basket by Oxenrider before the Marauders answered with eight consecutive points making it a 42-34 game with 16:36 to go in the game.

Later with Bloomsburg leading 48-39, Bloomsburg went on 12-5 run to take its biggest lead of the game to that point, 60-44. Courtney Nyce keyed the run hitting back-to-back 3-pointers in less than 30 seconds.

Millersville managed to get within 12 points with 6:24 to play, but Bloomsburg outscored the Marauders 10-5 down the stretch to win going away. Among the 10 points were two by Gallagher that put her over 1,000 points for her career. The former PSAC East Freshman of the Year now 1,002 points for her career.

Oxenrider and Gallagher led the way with 17 points each, while Wieller chipped in with 15 points for the Huskies now 9-4, 1-0 in the PSAC. Millersville, 10-3, 0-1 in the PSAC East, got 13 points and 15 rebounds from Domonique Stroman, while Waters added 12 points.