This week, the Drew University women’s basketball team went 0-2 in Landmark conference play. Their overall record now stands at 12-12 and their conference record is 4-9.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Rangers fell to Susquehanna with a score of 59-55 after trimming a 16-point deficit late in the fourth quarter. The River Hawk’s got an early lead of 15-7 in the first quarter before Hailey Stine (‘19) scored a pair of treys, and Moe Davis Campbell (‘21) hit a layup to equalize the score. Susquehanna closed out the quarter with a 23-20 lead after an 8-3 scoring spurt. In the second quarter, the Rangers rallied back to a seven-point deficit, but their opponents responded with a 12-0 run to finish the half at 45-21.
The River Hawk’s led with a 47-31 margin early in the third quarter before Julia Ramos (‘21) shot a jumper to begin the Ranger’s 14-2 run. With under a minute remaining in the quarter, Stine’s trey brought the Rangers within four at 49-45. At the start of the final quarter, Susquehanna held a six-point cushion until Michaela Keegan (‘21) sank three treys to account for all nine points in the Ranger’s 9-3 run to bring the Rangers within one with just over two minutes of play remaining. In the final minute, the River Hawks went 1-for-2 on back-to-back trips before scoring another to clutch the victory.
Keegan finished with a game-high 18 points and eight rebounds. Stine tallied 13 points and three assists, and Ramos contributed 10 points, three assists and three steals. Erin Frederick (‘21) grabbed eight rebounds as the Rangers shot 32.2 percent as a team. Drew shot 43.5 percent from long range and 87.5 percent at the charity stripe.
Prior to the game, seniors Keegan and Haley Scheuer were honored as a part of Drew’s senior day ceremonies.
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Drew suffered a 71-60 loss against Moravian in their final home game of the season. At the end of the first quarter, Drew had a 14-11 advantage and Stine hit a trey early in the second to put the Rangers up 19-11, but the Greyhounds responded with a 10-2 run to close the margin. At the halftime buzzer, Drew had a slight 27-26 lead. Moravian started the third quarter with an 18-8 streak to open up a 45-34 advantage. The Rangers countered with a 9-4 run, but a late trey extended Moravian’s cushion to nine going into the fourth quarter. After a quick 9-0 Greyhound spurt, the Rangers were down 61-43. They cut their deficit to nine with just under two minutes of play remaining, but Moravian secured their win with a 6-4 run.
Stine led the Rangers with 22 points and six treys. Keegan followed close behind with 16 points and four assists. Frederick added 10 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. Sarah Henig (’19) contributed a team-high nine boards while Ramos finished with three assists. The Rangers shot 37.3 percent from the floor, 35.3 percent from long range and a perfect 100 percent from the free-throw line.
The Rangers will conclude their season on Saturday, February 17, when they visit conference opponent Juniata.