Mounties fall to Millersville
Megan McSwain scored a game-high 22 points, but visiting Millersville was too much for Mansfield, coming away with an 84-61 PSAC eastern division victory Saturday afternoon at First Citizen's Community Bank Court at Decker Gymnasium.
McSwain connected on 5-of-9 field goals and was a perfect 9-for-9 from the charity stripe to record a career-high in points. The junior also had a game-high three steals.
In her first game with the Mountaineers, freshman Tianna Jackson scored 12 points on two field goals and eight free throws and had a team-high seven boards. Junior Alyssa DeRichie added nine points for Mansfield (0-15, 0-5 PSAC East).
Millersville (8-6, 3-1 PSAC East) was led by Celeste Robinson's double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Yasmin Cooper came off the bench to add 12 points with Shelby Reimer chipping in 10 points.
Mansfield was stellar from the free throw line, connecting on 31-of-40 attempts (77.5%).
Millersville recorded 24 turnovers in the game with the Mounties forcing 12.
The Mountaineers struggled to get much going offensively in the first half, shooting 14.8% (4-27) from the floor. Millersville took a 47-26 lead into the half.
The Marauders held a 73-43 advantage with 9:17 to play in the second half before Mansfield went on a 13-1 lead to close within 18 points. But the Millersville lead proved to be too great for the Mounties to overcome.
Overall, Mansfield shot 24.5% (13-53) from field goal while the Marauders connected on 53.3% (32-60).
Mansfield travels to Lock Haven on Wednesday for a PSAC Eastern division matchup.