Late Comeback Falls Short for Women’s Basketball

Courtney Adams recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Moravian.
Courtney Adams recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Moravian.

Courtney Adams came off the bench to record a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Susquehanna University Women's Basketball team but a late comeback attempt fell short as the River Hawks dropped a 72-66 decision to Moravian College in the road Saturday afternoon.

Susquehanna (12-7 overall, 3-5 Landmark) trailed by as many as 14 points in the fourth quarter but Rachel Sweger buried a pair of 3-pointers in the final four minutes of the game as the River Hawks trimmed the lead down to two points at 66-64 with 42 seconds left. Lexi Biggs-Garcia and Nikki Komara each had a layup in the late 10-3 run but Moravian (14-5, 6-2) hit all four free throws in the last 22 seconds to seal the victory.

Adams led the River Hawks with her 16 points and 10 rebounds. Komara added 13 points, Janine Conway had 10 points and Bailey Trell chipped in nine points for Susquehanna.

The big difference in the game came from the free throw line. Moravian finished the game with 27 free throws made while Susquehanna attempted just seven for the entire game. The River Hawks were whistled for 18 fouls and the Greyhounds had just eight fouls. Two individual players for Moravian made seven free throws each to equal the total taken for the Susquehanna team.

The Susquehanna offense struggled for the first three quarters scoring 12, 13 and 14 points in each of the first three quarters respectively but nearly doubled the third quarter total with 27 points in the final quarter as the River Hawks rallied to come back.

Susquehanna will play at Juniata Wednesday and return home next Saturday for Pepsi Day and Play 4 Kay Day when the River Hawks take on Goucher.