Lady Royals Shake Off Slow Start to Notch Ninth Straight Victory

Josie Barrett tallied a season-high nine points by going 3-4 from beyond the arc on Saturday.
Josie Barrett tallied a season-high nine points by going 3-4 from beyond the arc on Saturday.

Katie

Feehery

Sofia

Recupero

Josie

Barrett

Ava

Gammo

Bridgette

Mann

Makenzie

Mason

 

Box Score

The University of Scranton's women's basketball team rattled off 22 straight points to erase a five-point first quarter deficit on its way to a 66-41 victory over Goucher College in Landmark Conference action on Saturday afternoon in the Long Center.  The Lady Royals, currently ranked 18th in the nation, lift their record to 14-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play while extending their win streak to nine games.

Katie Feehery (Media, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) came off the bench to score a game-high 14 points on 6-9 shooting from the field for Scranton while Sofia Recupero (Whitestone, N.Y./St. Francis Prep) added 12 points for the Lady Royals, who received points from 11 of the 12 players who saw action in the victory.

Goucher (0-14, 0-4 Landmark) built a 9-4 lead over the first seven minutes of Saturday's contest after holding Scranton scoreless over the first 4:49 as the Lady Royals missed their first five field goal attempts.

Scranton closed the first quarter with a 9-0 run which included six points from Feehery to hold a 13-9 edge at the end of the stanza.  The hosts then tallied 13 straight points of the second period to claim a 26-9 lead when Bridgette Mann (Canadensis, Pa./Wallenpaupack) connected on a three-pointer.

The Lady Royals would lead by as many as 21 points before taking a 32-13 lead into the break at halftime as the hosts outscored the Gophers 28-4 in the final 12:58 of the first half.

Goucher netted a field goal to opening the third stanza before Scranton used a 15-4 surge to extend its advantage to 28 points midway through the frame.  The Lady Royals' lead remained at 20-plus points the rest of the way and swelled to as many as 31 points before the Gophers netted the final six points of the contest.

Josie Barrett (Ambler, Pa./Upper Dublin) scored a season-high nine points while going 3-4 from three-point range while Mann and Makenzie Mason (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) finished with eight points apiece.  Mann also dished out a game-high four assists. 

Ava Gammo (East Hanover, N.J./Hanover Park) was Scranton's leading rebounder with six boards while Feehery and Lily Warhaftig (Harlem, N.Y./Poly Prep) blocked three shots apiece.

Nailah Jones and Mya Lewis led Goucher with 12 points apiece while Nicole Wolard recorded a double-double on 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Lady Royals will be back in on Wednesday evening as they welcome Moravian College to the Long Center for a Landmark Conference game starting at 7:00 p.m.