Eastern University Athletics

11/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/08/2019 23:48

Women's Hoops Steals Win at Lebanon Valley

ANNVILLE, Pa.- In the final 12 seconds of the game, Eastern University Women's Basketball made a pair of steals and hit a tough 6-footer to break a tie on the way to a 59-56 win at Lebanon Valley College in the season-opener for both teams. led all scorers with 19 points

How It Happened:
The Eagles led 32-25 at halftime, but the host Dutchmen (0-1) hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter and the teams went to the fourth tied at 42-42.

Eastern went went up 52-46 on fifth made 3-pointer of the contest with 6:40 to play in the game. Despite struggling from the foul line, the Dutchmen scored the next seven points to lead 53-52. First-year forward hit her second 3-pointer of the game to answer and put the Eagles up two with three minutes left.

Wulah committed her fifth foul at the other end and the hosts cut the lead in half on a split two free throws at the foul line. After split a pair of fould shots at the other end, The Dutchmen tied the game at 56-56 with a little over a minute to play..

The Eagles had a couple chances to take the lead after earned an extra possession with a good battle on the offensive glass. When they were unable to convert, the hosts got the ball with the game tied and the shot clock turned off. As they worked the ball up the floor, ripped a ball free and the Eagles took a timeout with 11 seconds to play.

Harris worked her way into the lane with a crossover and dropped in a floater with 3.2 seconds to play for a 58-56 lead. The Dutchmen took a timeout and advanced the ball into the front court to run a play to try to tie the game or take the win. was slated to guard the inbounds pass. The junior post player read the play perfectly and stole the ball.

split a pair of free throws to end the game.

The Eagles shot 10-of-21 from behind the arc and had four players make 3-pointers. Inside the arc, the Eagles made only 10-of-39. Kneis finished with 10 points and six rebounds. and Wulah both finished with eight points and Brown had seven points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Emily Mealy led the Dutchmen with 18 points and 12 rebounds and Morgan Bamberger finished with 14 points on four 3-pointers. Lebanon Valley made only 11-of-26 foul shots.

Coach Houston Says:
'We did well to put together a few stops at the end of the game. We mixed up the defenses to try to keep them off balance, but D made a great play to set up the game-winner. We were able to get Jaelyn in an isolation. She made a tough shot.'

'We hade some good stretches at both ends of the floor, but we have a lot to correct for Tuesday night.'

Up Next:
The Eagles host Cabrini in the Battle of Eagle Road on Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Ticket Information will be available thsi weekend.