Rock’s struggles continue

SRU women’s basketball’s losing skid continues through the off-week

Published by Aidan Treu, Date: February 14, 2024
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The White and Green’s three double-digit scorers proved not enough to stop the losing streak this past Saturday at California University (Pa.).

A big second half offensively and defensively for the Vulcans ended the Rock’s hopes for a comeback attempt after a close first half.

The Rock led 17-14 after the first quarter but would not outscore Cal U over a full quarter again.

Kristina Donza was a big part of keeping the game within reach for much of the afternoon. The redshirt junior was one of two players on the court to achieve double-digit points before half, the other being Cal U’s Dejah Terrell.

Donza leads SRU in three-pointers made this season and nine of her ten first-half points came on four attempts from the three-point line. The guard finished with 15 points, the most of any Rock player.

The other two White and Green athletes to finish with ten or more points were guards Regan Atkins and Deryn Moye. The former, a freshman, logged 11 points while the latter, a sophomore, had 10.

Atkins is getting her collegiate career off to a great start at SRU. She is currently 10th in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in points per game with 15.5.

Moye is one of four players on the squad to have eclipsed 100 points in the season, the others being Atkins, Donza and Endya Robinson. She also has the highest three-point percentage of the four at 45.2% and accrued six rebounds during the game, the highest on her squad.

Terrell was the biggest thorn in the Rock’s side. She was the only player on the court to eclipse 20 points in the afternoon.

SRU kept it close for a while, taking just a four-point deficit into half, but the third quarter doomed the White and Green. The Vulcans outscored their opponent 15-8 in the quarter, extending the lead to 11.

The fourth quarter was an extension of the third. Cal U put up 22 points to extend the lead by an additional eight and solidify the final score at 72-53.

The Vulcans’ great production off the bench and in the paint was a big factor in their 19-point win.

California University got 30 points from their bench to the Rock’s 6. This differential more than covered the point differential in the game.

The discrepancy in the paint was even larger. Cal U outscored the White and Green 42-12 on the key.

SRU women’s basketball will be back today at Gannon University trying to get back into the win column.

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