Women's basketball falls to Shippensburg

Women's basketball falls to Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Philadelphia University women's basketball team returned to action after an eight-day layoff with a 67-44 non-conference loss to Shippensburg University in Heiges Field House Wednesday night.

The game was the Rams' final non-conference contest of the season. Philadelphia (8-7) concluded its slate of nine non-conference games with a record of 5-4.

Freshman Alynna Williams (Ambler, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) scored in double figures for the sixth time in the last seven games as she scored a team-high 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting.

Shippensburg (6-5) led 19-11 at the 8:34 mark of the second quarter, but Philadelphia came back with 14 of the next 19 points to move in front 25-24 on a Rachel Day (Horsham, Pa./Archbishop Wood) 3-pointer with 1:32 left before the half. It was Philadelphia's only lead of the night. 

The Raiders ended the half with five straight points to own a 29-25 halftime advantage.

In the second half, the Rams would get as close as three points when Jessica Kaminski (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Wood) made a layup with 1:07 left in the third quarter to trim the Raider lead to 40-37.

Shippensburg outscored Philadelphia 27-7 over the final 11:07.

Colleen Young scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Raiders, while Morgan Griffith added 15 points and five rebounds in a reserve role.

The Rams shot 29.6 percent (16-of-54) from the field overall, 44.4 percent (4-of-9) from behind the arc. Shippensburg hit 46.3 percent (25-of-54) of its shots, but just 29.4 percent (5-of-17) of its 3-pointers.

With the non-conference schedule complete, Philadelphia will play its final 13 games against the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Rams begin their string of conference games on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at Bloomfield College at 5:30 p.m.