The Slippery Rock women’s basketball team picked up its first win of the decade and snapped a five-game losing streak in the process with a 77-75 win over Millersville on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Morrow Field House.
Having built a double digit lead in the second quarter, Slippery Rock (4-12, 2-8 PSAC) watched as Millersville (5-10, 2-8 PSAC) fought back to a closely contested fourth quarter.
Millersville took a one point lead with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but Slippery Rock was able to hold on for a two point win, with senior forward Karrington Ketterer pulling down a key defensive rebound with two seconds remaining in the game.
Senior guards Brooke Hinderliter and Madison Johnson combined for 52 of Slippery Rock’s 77 points and accounted for three 3-pointers, 18 rebounds and four assists.
Slippery Rock was able to limit Millersville to just 37 percent from the field, but the Mauraders connected on nine 3-pointers to balance the scoring.
For the second consecutive game, Slippery Rock was able to shoot above the season average and 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from beyond the arc.
SRU: Hinderliter led both teams in scoring with 29 points, contributing a second straight 25 plus point game. Johnson scored her third-best total of the season, adding 23 points of her own.
Hinderliter currently ranks sixth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in scoring with 19.6 points per game.
MU: Lauren Lister led Millersville with scoring, rebounding and assists. The PSAC’s leading scorer scored 24 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out six assists.
Olivia Mottern and Courtney Dimoff each chipped in 11 points.
SRU: With the win, Slippery Rock improves to 4-12 on the season and 2-8 in the conference.
Back in the win column for the first time since 2019, Slippery Rock trails Pitt-Johnstown and Mercyhurst in the race for a berth in the PSAC tournament.
MU: With the loss, Millersville falls to 5-10 on the season and 2-8 in the conference.
In the same situation as Slippery Rock in the PSAC-East, Millersville trails Bloomsburg and West Chester in the quest for postseason play.
Slippery Rock will be back in action Saturday against Pitt-Johnstown in a game that has potential playoff implications. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Johnstown, Pa.