By Ronald Hanaki
Last Saturday, ESU’s Women’s Basketball team defeated the Bloomsburg University Huskies 87-61 in front of the home fans at Koehler Fieldhouse for their eighth win in a row.
Originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22, Senior Day was moved to last Saturday so that senior forward Allison Howard’s family could travel from Ohio to attend the event with their daughter.
The other seniors honored were Madison Tamburini, Rachel Falkowski and Courtney Brown.
Before the game, ESU Women’s Basketball assistant coach Marla Simmons sang the national anthem.
The Warriors posted a comfortable 75-55 win over the Huskies at Bloomsburg back on Jan. 21, and this game played out very similarly to that game.
ESU trailed 10-11 with three minutes left in the first quarter, but the senior duo of Falkowski and Howard helped the Warriors go on a 10-2 scoring run. The Warriors led the Huskies 20-13 after the first quarter.
ESU outscored Bloomsburg 16-4 to open the second quarter. Tamburini’s layup made the score 36-17 Warriors with a little under five minutes left in the first half.
The Warriors led the Huskies 45-24 at halftime and settled for a dominant 87-61 win.
Junior guard Imani Brown led all scorers with 17 points.
Sophomore guard Noelle Powell had 16 points including four three-pointers.
Freshman point guard Tiffany Lapotsky had a monster game. She came off the bench to score 14 points and dished out four assists.
On Monday, Lapotsky was announced as the PSAC Eastern Division Freshman of the Week.
The Warriors have locked up the second seed in the PSAC East and will host a PSAC Tournament Quarterfinal game on Wednesday, March 1.
The Warriors (17-7, 13-7) will end their regular season on the road at Mansfield this Saturday.
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