January 20, 2010
Women's Basketball Stays Unbeaten in PSAC East Play
BLOOMSBURG-Freshman Kayla Oxenrider (Ashland/Tri-Valley) scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Bloomsburg University women's basketball team to a 64-49 win over East Stroudsburg on Wednesday night at the Nelson Field House. The Huskies stayed unbeaten in the PSAC Eastern Division with the win and improved to 11-4, 3-0 in the PSAC.
The Huskies led for all but a brief 30 second stretch of the first half and used an 8-0 run to grab control of the game at 15-4 with 12:49 to play in the period. Dana Wieller (Bethlem/Liberty) hit back-to-back three's in the run for Bloomsburg. The Warriors did trim the margin to four points at several spots before halftime, including at the break after getting a layup at the buzzer to trail 30-26 at the break.
Bloomsburg opened the second half outscoring the Warriors 14-8 over the first six minutes of the period to take a double digit lead at 44-34 with 13:51 to play after a bucket by Alyssa Flanagan (Freeland/Hazleton Area). Later leading by eight points, 45-37, Bloomsburg put the game out of reach by going on a 13-2 run led by seven points from Oxenrider to push the lead to 19 points, 58-39. The Warriors would get no closer than 13 points the rest of the way.
Along with Oxenrider's 17 points, Kelsey Gallagher (East Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg South) and Wieller both scored 15 points for the Huskies. East Stroudsburg, 3-13, 1-2 in the PSAC East, got 13 points from DeAnna Rayam and 12 from Alexa Detzi.
Bloomsburg plays at Millersville on Saturday at 1 p.m.