11/16/2022 | 6 p.m.
Nov. 16 (Wed) / 6 p.m.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Bucknell ladies’s basketball workforce hung tight to No. 13 Virginia Tech by way of three quarters earlier than ultimately falling 67-41 at Cassell Coliseum Friday evening. The Bison trailed by simply seven at halftime and have been inside putting distance at 46-33 getting into the fourth.
The Bison shot 41.9 p.c (18-of-43) for the sport and Virginia Tech shot 38.1 p.c (24-of-63). Bucknell was hindered by 20 turnovers however outscored a large Hokies workforce 32-20 within the paint. Virginia Tech held a 37-28 benefit in rebounds.
Cecelia Collins led all Bison with 13 factors on 6-of-13 capturing and completed with three rebounds and an help. She was joined in double figures by freshman Emma Theodorsson, who posted 10 factors on 4-of-9 capturing together with a pair of 3-pointers. Caroline Dingler led the workforce with seven rebounds.
Serving to a strong defensive effort by the Bison have been blocks by Grace Sullivan, Isabella King and Emma Shaffer. Shaffer additionally added 5 rebounds and 4 factors earlier than fouling out of the sport within the third quarter.
Virginia Tech moved to 2-0 on the season, together with a 101-45 win over Mount St. Mary’s within the season opener on Monday. Bucknell fell to 0-2 after taking part in its first two on the highway.
Bucknell practically escaped the primary quarter with an 11-10 lead, however a 3-pointer on the buzzer gave the Hokies a lead that may final the rest of the sport.
The Bison trailed by simply 11 at 46-35 at first of the fourth quarter earlier than an 11-0 Virginia Tech run broke the sport open.
Virginia Tech opened the sport on a 6-0 run, however Collins scored her first two buckets of the sport on back-to-back jumpers lower than three minutes in to chop the deficit to 2. After falling behind by six once more, Theodorsson drained a 3-pointer that sparked a 7-0 Bison run, giving them the lead for simply over two minutes.
Bucknell additionally battled again from a 20-15 deficit within the second and have been inside one in all tying at 22-21. Bucknell had an opportunity to take the lead, however two straight turnovers and fast-break baskets by Virginia Tech spoiled the chance, and the Hokies ended the primary half on a 9-2 run. Bucknell shot 54.5 p.c (6-of-11) within the second quarter. Collins had 10 of her 13 factors by halftime.
The Bison protection continued to stifle the Hokies early within the third, forcing misses on their first 4 possessions. A Julie Kulesza free throw adopted by a Shaffer layup helped Bucknell draw inside 5 (31-26) lower than a minute into the half.
Virginia Tech bounced again with a 9-0 run that stretched the deficit to double digits, and the Bison have been unable to get again inside 10 the remainder of the best way. The Bison protection restricted Virginia Tech to twenty-eight.6 p.c capturing within the third quarter, however Bucknell made simply 4-of-13 from the sphere and went 0-for-3 from past the arc.
Virginia Tech pressured Bucknell into seven turnovers within the fourth quarter and acquired sizzling with 7-of-13 capturing (53.8%). The Hokies outscored Bucknell 21-8 over the ultimate 10 minutes. Theodorsson scored 5 of Bucknell’s factors within the fourth, going 2-for-3 with one other triple.
Bucknell returns to Sojka Pavilion for its dwelling opener towards Fairleigh Dickinson at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16.