Kutztown University Athletics

12/07/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2019 22:11

Women’s basketball’s season-high shooting percentage leads to a 58-50 win over Gannon in PSAC home-opener

- The Kutztown University women's basketball team shot a season-best 46.8-percent (22-for-47) from the floor and held firm defensively, holding Gannon University to just 30.4-percent (17-of-56) as KU was able to hold on and defeat Gannon 58-50 Saturday afternoon in KU's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) home-opener at Keystone Arena. The Golden Bears (4-4 overall, 2-1 PSAC) have now won two games in-a-row, backed by the scoring of three players who recorded double-figures. Senior led the way with a season-high 14 points, to go along with four rebounds, three assists and a career-high three steals. Freshman Casey Remold had her fourth straight double-figure game, recording 11 points and adding seven rebounds, four blocks and two steals. tallied 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Kutztown has a team had 14 steals. KU led early on scoring four of the game's first six points on layups by , but the Golden Knights (5-3, 2-1) led 11-10 after the opening quarter. KU took back the lead at the start of the second quarter on a jumper by and then scored the quarter's final four points via Remolde to go ahead 27-24 at halftime. The Maroon and Gold took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring Gannon 15-3 in the 10-minute frame. The Golden Knights fought back and made KU work until the very end as they clawed back to get to within five points (55-50) with 0:23 left. But free throws by Whalen and Derr sealed the victory for KU.
recorded nine points and two rebounds, while Whalen added six. Zerman had four points, four rebounds, four assists and a career-high five steals, while both Wright and contributed two points. Kutztown has a week off before it competes again, hosting Georgian Court in non-conference action next Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m., at Keystone Arena.