November 16, 2009

Wieller and Gallagher Lead Women's Basketball To Win

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA-- It was successful start to the 2009-10 Bloomsburg University women's basketball season on Monday night as the Huskies scored a 67-45 win over Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

Dana Wieller (Bethlehem/Liberty) scored a game-high 18 points and Kelsey Gallagher (East Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg South) added 14 as Bloomsburg, featuring 12 new players, 11 of them freshmen, picked up the victory.

After spotting the home team an early 2-0 lead, the Huskies responded by going on a 21-8 run over a nine-minute stretch of the first half to lead 21-10. Lauren Ellis (Bangor/Bangor) got the Huskies on the board with a layup, then, added five more points in the run for Bloomsburg. Later with the Huskies leading by 11 points, Wieller hit back-to-back three-pointers to put Bloomsburg on top 30-15 with 5:11 to play. The points were six of Wieller's 15 in the first half. Bloomsburg stretched the lead to 20 points at 39-19 on layup by freshman Tanejha Smith (Allentown/William Allen) with seconds left in the half.

In the second half the Huskies pushed to lead to 43-19 early in the period, before the Griffins rallied and cut to within 13 points at 44-31 with 15:31 to play. Bloomsburg responded with a 7-0 capped by a Kayla Oxenrider (Ashland/Tri-Valley) three-pointer to give the Huskies a 20-point advantage and control of the game.

Along with Wieller and Gallagher, Ellis added nine points, while Alyssa Flanagan (Freeland/Hazleton) chipped in with seven points and a game-high nine assists. Ericka Furrowh scored 13 points for the Griffins.

Bloomsburg will face Dominican College on Friday at the Nyack College Tournament.