Women’s Basketball Falls to No. 15 Scranton

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Mal Vishwanath

The Drew University women’s basketball team has had a very busy schedule over the winter break, playing a total of 10 matches since classes ended.

The Rangers secured a victory over Cedar Crest College on December 8, with a score of 70-41. After scoring the first seven points of the match, the Rangers steadily increased their advantage, comfortable earning themselves the victory. Moe Davis Campbell (’21) led the Rangers’ rankings with a solid 15 points and eight rebounds to her name.

After a few weeks off, the Rangers returned to action with a match against Carthage College on December 20. The Rangers jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead on Carthage in the opening game of the Daytona Beach Shootout, but unfortunately fell to the Lady Reds, who rallied to post a narrow 60-53 victory at the Ocean Center. Leading the Rangers’ rankings this time around was Julia Ramos (’21), with a total of 16 points, four assists and four rebounds to her name.

The very next day, on December 21, the Rangers concluded the Daytona Beach shootout by emerging victorious against Lebanon Valley College in the consolation round with a score of 63-55. Helping the Rangers earn their victory was Hailey Stine (’19), who earned a total of 20 points, and Davis Campbell, who earned her first career double-double with 10 points and a career-best 11 rebounds.

In their final match of 2017, the Rangers garnered a massive victory against John Jay College, with a score of 76-28. This 48-point margin of victory was the Rangers’ largest since a 73-25 triumph over Hood on November 22, 2008. Davis Campbell and Michaela Keegan (’18) lead the Rangers’ rankings this time, scoring 14 points each.

The Rangers began 2018 continuing their hot streak by securing a victory against Baruch College with a score of 75-39. Returning home after playing away games for nearly a month proved to be advantageous, as the Rangers carried nearly a 20-point halftime advantage to the end, winning by a solid margin of 36 points. Ramos led the Rangers’ rankings yet again with a whopping 20 points, while Aly Axman (’20) recorded her first career double-double.

The Rangers’ momentum seemed unstoppable, as they shattered school records in their match against Goucher College on January 7. With their fourth straight victory (with a score of 86-15), the Rangers set program records for fewest points allowed and margin of victory, the former of which was first set way back in 1979, and latter of which was broken for the second time this season after being unbroken for nearly a decade. Sarah Henig (’19) led the Rangers in this match, posting her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds to her name.

The Rangers continued their winning streak by securing a narrow victory against Moravian College with a score of 81-79 on January 11. Leading the Rangers this time around was Keegan, who tied the fourth-highest single-game total in program history, with a remarkable 36 points to her name.

Their winning streak was unfortunately snapped on January 14, as the Rangers dropped a narrow 44-46 decision to Juniata College. Stine, however, recorded a game-high 16 points, leading the Rangers’ once again.

The Rangers found tough opponents in Elizabethtown College and Susquehanna University, as they dropped a 52-75 decision to the Blue Jays on January 18, and a narrow 47-50 decision to the River Hawks on January 20.

The Rangers returned to action on January 24, but were unfortunately unable to secure a victory, as they dropped a 51-64 decision to the Royals of Scranton University.

The Rangers are looking to avenge their losses, as they prepare to face-off against Landmark opponent Goucher College this Saturday.

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