December 22, 2009

Huskies Rally from 14 Down, Defeat Philadelphia U. 75-71

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA- Freshman forward Lauren Biczelewski (West Chester/Bayard Rustin) came off the bench to score 17 points as Bloomsburg University rallied to defeat Philadelphia University 75-71 in non-conference women's basketball action on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies were down by as many as 14 points in the first half before defeating the Lady Rams by four.

After Philadelphia had built a 28-14 lead, the Huskies comeback began when freshman guard Tanejha Smith (Allentown/William Allen) sunk a three-pointer with 5:59 remaining in the first half. Biczelewski would contribute six points, a rebound and a block as the Huskies would go on a 17-4 run to end the first half and cut the lead to three points.

It wouldn't take long for Bloomsburg to take the lead, as two straight layups by Biczelewski would put the Huskies on top 36-35 just 1:06 into the second half. The Huskies would stretch their lead to five almost three minutes later when freshman guard Dana Wieller (Bethlehem/Liberty) connected on a three-pointer to put Bloomsburg up 45-40.

Both teams would trade baskets throughout much of the second half, as Wieller would score eight points, including two more threes. Bloomsburg would increase its lead to nine on freshman guard Alyssa Flanagan's (Freeland/Hazleton Area) foul shot with 3:30 remaining. The Lady Rams would battle back, with Jessica Romano leading the charge down the stretch. She scored 10 points in the last 3:09 and helped cut the Huskies lead to 73-71 before sophomore guard Kelsey Gallagher (East Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg South) iced the game with two foul shots with 24 seconds remaining in the game.

Wieller finished with 16 points, connecting on 4-of-9 shots from beyond the three-point line. Biczelewski went 8-of-8 from the field in just 17 minutes while Smith finished with 13 points. Romano had game highs of 37 points and 11 rebounds for Philadelphia.

The Huskies (6-1) return to the court on Tuesday, December 29 when they travel to take on Goldey-Beacom. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.