Mountie women cruise past Central Penn
Freshman Bridget Carney picked up her first career double-double while Kayla Espigh scored a team-high 17 points as the Mansfield University women's basketball squad came away with an 82-59 non-conference victory over Central Penn College Tuesday night at Decker.
Carney scored a career-high 14 points on six field goals and brought down 12 rebounds, including seven offensive, to record her double-double. She also added a steal and an assist in the game.
Espigh connected on 8-of-14 field goals on her way to 17 points to pace the Mounties. She was just three points shy of her career high that was set on Sunday against Slippery Rock.
Freshman Katie Fitzpatrick shot 75 percent (6-8) from the field and recorded eight rebounds in the win. Jena Matter totaled 14 points while Victoria Lacey chipped in 10 points to round out five players in double-figure scoring for Mansfield.
Sophomore Alyssa DeRichie recorded six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Central Penn's Jasmine Robinson scored a game-high 26 points while teammate Desiree Lawrence added 20 for the Knights. Lawrence also dished out six assists in the loss.
The Mountaineers held a considerable rebounding advantage in the game at 58-31. 23 of their 58 boards came on the offensive glass.
Mansfield shot 46.6 percent (34-73) from the floor while Central Penn shot 35.4 percent (23-65).
The Mounties opened the game with seven straight points before allowing a Central Penn score. Espigh's Lay-up put Mansfield up 11 points less than five minutes into the contest.
The Knights closed within seven points around the 12-minute mark, but Mansfield grew their lead to 18 points to go into halftime with a44-26 advantage.
In the second half, Mansfield led by as many as 28 points before coming away with the 82-59 win.
Mansfield travels to West Chester on Saturday for their PSAC East division opener.