MU women, men lose to Shippensburg
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Tianna Jackson led Mansfield with 12 points, but division-leading Shippensburg proved to be too much for the Mounties in a 75-47 PSAC East loss at Decker Gymnasium Monday night.
Shippensburg (10-5, 5-4 PSAC) jumped out to an early 8-2 lead, but a pair of Jackson free throws and back-to-back Rumbaugh lay-ups cut the lead down to two points at 10-8. However, a 9-0 Shippensburg run gave the Raiders a 19-8 lead at the end of the first. Ship continued to roll in the second quarter, outscoring Mansfield (3-10, 1-8 PSAC) 18-8 to carry a 37-16 lead into halftime.
The Mountaineer offense picked up in the second half with the team combining to shoot 55.0 percent (11-20) from the floor and 60.0 percent (3-5) from 3-point. Ten of Jackson’s game-high 12 points came in the second half alone.
Reigning PSAC East Freshman of the Week Bella Ricci hit double-figure scoring for the third straight game scoring 10 points while adding three assists. Rumbaugh and Brielle Kelly each chipped in eight points.
Colleen Young scored a game-high 16 points to lead four Raiders in double-digit scoring. Morgan Griffith scored 10 points and pulled down a game-high nine boards.
Cedrick Powell scored a season-best 21 points but Mansfield couldn’t overcome a season-high 22 turnovers in dropping an 85-72 PSAC East contest to unbeaten and nationally-ranked Shippensburg Monday evening on First Citizens Community Bank Court in Decker Gymnasium.
Mansfield struggled to get untracked early, turning the ball over 14 times and shooting just 36 percent from the floor to trail 37-22 at halftime.
The Mountaineers used a 17-9 run over the first five minutes of the second half to pull to 48-39 on a layup by Matt Tamanosky before Shippensburg extended its lead to 65-46 with eight minutes to play.
Mansfield rallied again closing to nine points at 77-68 on a layup by Malik Carter but could pull no closer.
The Mountaineers shot 63.3 percent from the floor in the second half and 51 percent for the game while out rebounding the Raiders 36-28 but couldn’t overcome the turnovers.
In addition to his 21 points, Powell also dished out eight assists. Carter scored 17 points while Tamanosky added 12 points and six rebounds.
Shippensburg, which improved to 13-0 overall and 9-0 in the PSAC, was led by Antonio Kellem with a game-high 25 points. Justin McCarthur scored 16 points with Dustin Sleva adding 15 points and Abe Massaley 10 points.
Mansfield travels to Bloomsburg on Wednesday.