Women’s Basketball Falls Late to Nationally Ranked Scranton

Janine Conway scored 11 for Susquehanna in the final home game of the season
Janine Conway scored 11 for Susquehanna in the final home game of the season

Courtney Adams recorded another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Janine Conway added 11 points for the Susquehanna University Women's Basketball team but Scranton scored 23 fourth-quarter points to pull out a 70-60 win Wednesday night in a Landmark Conference game in O.W. Houts Gymnasium in Selinsgrove.

Susquehanna (14-10 Overall, 5-8 Landmark) jumped out to an early lead and held a 19-14 advantage after one quarter. In the second quarter, Scranton (21-3, 10-3), ranked No. 21 in the latest D3hoops.com Top-25, closed the gap and took a slim three-point lead into halftime at 33-30.

"This team just never gave up tonight," said head coach Jim Reed. "I am proud of the way we played despite the outcome. We showed a lot of resilience coming back in the third quarter when we were down 11 and making it a one possession game late in the fourth."

In the third quarter, Susquehanna battled back from an early period deficit and made it a one-point game with a quarter to play.

"We had a few possessions where we needed a basket and we just didn't get it," said Reed. "They are tough inside and that's where they scored against us. We played good defense for most of the game and changed it up on them quite a bit and I think that kept them off balance."

Adams scored her fifth consecutive double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Conway was next with 11 points. Bailey Trell scored eight and also had five assists. Rachel Sweger also scored eight for the River Hawks.

The loss eliminated Susquehanna from playoff contention and the River Hawks will finish the regular season Saturday at Elizabethtown.