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The Shippensburg University women’s basketball team could not complete a second-half comeback on Sunday afternoon at Edinboro, dropping a 77-65 decision to the Fighting Scots in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) crossover matchup from McComb Fieldhouse.

Shippensburg (3-3, 1-1 PSAC) and Edinboro (2-2, 1-1) were within three points of one another at halftime, with the host Fighting Scots taking a 36-33 lead at the break. EU used a 15-4 run in the third quarter to gain a double-digit lead. The Raiders got within five points, 66-61, with 4:03 remaining, but the Fighting Scots immediately countered with a 9-0 run to pull away.

A big difference in the game was three-point shooting. The Raiders were 4-of-25 (16 percent) from three-point range, while the Fighting Scots were 11-of-31 (36 percent). EU also finished 16-of-18 (89 percent) at the free-throw line (14-of-14 in the second half) compared to SU going 13-of-19 (68 percent).

Sophomore Lauren Mills led the Raiders in scoring, reaching double figures for the first time this season with a season-high 16 points. Mills was 5-of-8 from the field and 6-of-6 at the free-throw line. She also had four rebounds.

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Sophomore Aunbrielle Green scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and a pair of blocks. Junior Destiny Jefferson was the third Raider in double figures, posting 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in 26 minutes.

Junior Kryshell Gordy had six points and seven rebounds. Off the bench, junior Erin Gibbons and freshman Treasure George each scored six points and contributed two assists.

Sophomore Lauren Pettis contributed four points and six rebounds. Junior Ariel Jones was limited to three points and two rebounds in 23 minutes.

Shippensburg is back on the road Tuesday night for a 6 p.m. clash at Jefferson.

Bill Morgal is sports information director at Shippensburg University

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