CALIFORNIA — The Edinboro women’s basketball team is heating up. On Saturday, the Lady Scots picked up their third straight win, and it was a big one.
Michaela Barnes scored a season-high 25 points to lead the Scots to a 73-72 upset win over California (Pa.) at the Convocation Center.
The Lady Vulcans entered the contest ranked 15th in the WBCA Division II Top 25.
Barnes scored 14 of her points, including 12 in a row, in the fourth quarter. She moves up two spots into fifth place in career scoring with 1,582 points.
Edinboro opened the fourth quarter with a 10-2 run. Madison Amalia began the period with a 3-pointer, and Barnes took over from there. She would score Edinboro’s next 12 points, giving the Scots the lead for the first time since 6-5 on a short jumper for a 61-60 lead with 5:54 left in the game.
The lead changed hands four times before Edinboro took the lead for good with 4:13 remaining on a 3-pointer by Bridgette Shaffer.
Cal answered with a basket to cut the lead in half, but Monica Brown sank a pair of free throws and Barnes drained a 16-foot jumper for a 73-67 advantage with 1:58 to play.
Cal’s Shauna Harrison hit a 3-pointer to make it 73-70 with 1:32 left. Then Bianca Jasper took advantage of a turnover with a drive and 2 to cut Edinboro’s lead to a point at 73-72 with a minute left.
The Vulcans had the ball last, but couldn’t get off a good shot. The Scots cleaned up the glass on Jasper’s miss to secure the win.
Shaffer finished with 15 points for the Scots (7-6, 5-4 PSAC). Cheniya Sharpe had a 10-point, 13-rebound double-double.
Monica Burns led California (Pa.) (12-3, 6-3 PSAC) with 27 points. Blanca Jasper had 17 points.
Kenyon upends Gators
Rylee Donovan’s three-pointer at the buzzer ricocheted off the rim and the Allegheny women’s basketball team fell to Kenyon 74-73 in North Coast Athletic Conference action on Saturday.
Zoe Youdell led all players with a season-best 25 points for the Gators (6-8, 2-3 NCAC). Donovan was right behind with 23 points, seven boards and six assists. Julianna Skowron added 14 points, in addition to seven rebounds. Alexis Caldwell led the Gators with eight rebounds.
Vulcans top Scots
CALIFORNIA — The Edinboro men’s basketball team suffered a 108-71 loss to California (Pa.) on Saturday in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference action.
Edinboro is now 5-8 overall and 2-7 in the PSAC after its fourth straight loss. Cal is 10-5 overall and 6-3 in the conference.
Daylon Harris led four Fighting Scots in double figures with 18 points. Trey Staunch had 14 points, a team-high seven rebounds, and four assists. Anthony Coleman and Jaryn Simpson contributed 12 points apiece, with Coleman finishing with six assists.
Brent Pegram led Cal with 30 points.
Gators matches best start since 1997-98
The Allegheny men’s basketball team matched its best start since the 1997-98 campaign by fending off Kenyon, 68-66, on Saturday in North Coast Athletic Conference action.
With the victory, the Gators improve to 9-4 overall and 3-3 in the NCAC. The 9-4 record matches the same start from the 1997-98 team, which was the last to win the NCAC crown. Kenyon falls to 5-8 overall and 2-4 in league action.
Jordan Greynolds led the Gators with 20 points. He also added six boards. Caden Hinckley reached double digits for the sixth straight game and ninth time this season as he contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals. Keeno Holmes had 14 points and a game-high four steals.
Jordan Rawls saw his streak of 27 consecutive games in double figures snapped as the senior tallied nine points, eight rebounds and six assists.