Balanced Scoring Helps Women’s Basketball Win Fifth

Balanced Scoring Helps Women’s Basketball Win Fifth

Maddie Murray scored 16 points and 10 other players scored points as the Susquehanna University Women's Basketball team scored a 65-45 victory over Keystone College Wednesday night in a non-conference game in O.W. Houts Gymnasium in Selinsgrove.

Murray scored eight points in each half as Susquehanna (5-1) raced to an early lead and held at least a double-digit lead for almost the entire game. Murray's jumper within the first three minutes of the game gave the River Hawks a 9-0 lead and a 3-pointer by Nevin Hoenninger with 20 seconds left in the first quarter to put Susquehanna up 12 at 16-4.

Keystone (2-5) trimmed the lead down to 11 points late in the second quarter before Murray sparked an 8-0 run to end the half as she hit a pair of jumpers and Megan McFadden and Bailey Trell each added layups to push the Susquehanna lead to 19 points at the halftime intermission.

The River Hawks struggled shooting in the third quarter but played aggressive defense to force seven turnovers and maintained a comfortable lead with a 17-point edge at 48-31 after 30 minutes of action.

Murray capped her day with six points in the final quarter as Susquehanna cruised to the victory.

Murray's 16 points led the River Hawks while McFadden finished with 11 points and a team-leading seven rebounds. Erin McQuillen added seven points while Courtney Adams and Maggie Wilson each chipped in six points. Murray had five steals and Tess Nichols led the team with five assists.

Susquehanna is back in action Saturday with a 2 p.m. non-conference home game against Cabrini University in Houts Gymnasium.