Women’s basketball looks to finish strong


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It has been an up-and-down season for the Bloomsburg University Huskies Women’s basketball team. Coming into the season the Huskies lost Forward Meghan Corridori and Guard Emma Saxton to graduation. They were two big pieces for the Huskies in the 2021-22 season. Throughout the year the Huskies have gotten better and better. Through 19 games the Huskies sit at 8-12, which includes a 6-10 record in the PSAC Eastern Division. The Huskies currently sit in sixth in the PSAC standings. Going down the road every game will be crucial for the Huskies as they look to make the PSAC playoffs.

​The Huskies showed earlier in the year that they could beat anyone playing their best. As they picked up their most impressive win of the season so far. The Huskies took down division-leading Shippensburg 76-73 back in January.

Since that game, the Huskies have gone on to go 3-3 in their last six games. They picked up wins against Lock Haven, Kutztown, and Mansfield. Their losses came against West Chester, Seton Hill, and most recently Millersville University.

The Huskies have had contributions from numerous players this year. Soph. Katie Starr adds 9.7 points per game to go with 6.8 rebounds per game. Jr. Emma Gochnauer averages 9.0 points per game to go with 4.8 rebounds per game. Soph. Ella Kale adds more for the Huskies as she averages 8.0 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game so far in the season.

Every single game for the Huskies matters as the season is winding down.

Soph. Guard Lauren Kirsch said, “we are focusing the most on our defense and turnovers.” The Huskies are coming off 26 turnovers in which they were defeated by Millersville. The Huskies will definitely have to limit the turnovers going forward to win games.

With six games left into the season, there’s still more to play for.

“As a team, we need to be mentally strong and prepared for our upcoming opponents like it’s our last game,” said Kirsch.

Kirsch also went on to add” at this point we need to play for our seniors and give it our all.”

The Huskies will look to finish the season strongly as they have remaining games against East Stroudsburg, Shepherd, Mansfield, Shippensburg, Kutztown, and West Chester University.