Strong Start Leads to River Hawks Victory

Strong Start Leads to River Hawks Victory

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – After getting out to a quick 20-4 first quarter start, the Susquehanna University women's basketball team never looked back as it defeated King's (Pa.), 73-49, Tuesday night at O.W. Houts Gymnasium.

The 73 points scored were a season-high for Susquehanna while it held King's (1-5) to its second lowest scoring output of the season.

The River Hawks (4-1) led by as much as 25 in the first half when it started the game on a 31-6 run capped by a Rachel Sweger 3-pointer with 3:42 left in the second quarter.

Junior Angie Schedler led all scorers with 25 points, a season-high, as she scored her 700th career point on a 3-pointer, her 131st career made 3. The 3-pointer came with 2:21 remaining in the third quarter to put Susquehanna up by 23. Schedler finished her night with a banked-in 3 from the top of the key with 1:42 left in the game.  The T.C. Williams product hit 50-percent of her shots (9-18) from the field while knocking down 5-of-10 3's. She also had five assists and three rebounds in 32 minutes of play. Schedler had 20 of her 25 points in the second half while hitting all four 3's.

The Susquehanna bench, which totaled 31 points, outscored the entire King's team in the first half as the River Hawks' reserves totaled 17 points to King's 13 total points. Freshman Janine Conway led all reserves with a career-best 15 points. She also added three assists, three steals and three rebounds. Junior Courtney Adams added 10 points and a season-high seven rebounds off the bench to go along with three steals.

The River Hawks, which had a season-low 10 turnovers, forced 21 King's turnovers, including 12 steals. Those turnovers led to 25 Susquehanna points. Also, the River Hawks had 18 assists for nearly a 2-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. 

The Susquehanna defense stifled a King's team that shot just 30-percent, second lowest of the Monarch's season.

Senior Nikki Komara added eight points, five rebounds, five assists and two more steals for the Landmark Conference leader in thefts. Komara is now just eight points away from 900 in her illustrious career. Senior Lexi Biggs-Garcia chipped in a team-high eight rebounds with three assists. Senior Nicole Gault added eight points and five boards.

Susquehanna heads to Baltimore this Saturday, December 3 as it begins its conference schedule with a matchup with Goucher at 2 p.m.