McKeesport, Pa. – The Penn State Greater Allegheny Women’s Basketball Team (0-5, 0-0) is back on the road on Monday as they look to continue improving when they face off against Grove City JV at 6 p.m. The Women got swept over the weekend dropping games to Cincinnati-Clermont and Southern State, however, they did improve their shooting percentage which was one of the points of emphasis for Head Coach Chrissy French and her team.
Andrea Burroughs (New Rochelle, Ny./New Rochelle) had a break out game against Southern State CC scoring a season high 16 points to lead the team. She was one of four PSUGA players to finish in double digits and it’s the second time this season she has scored at least 15 points in a game. Jayla Ellis (Pittsburgh, Pa./Woodland Hills) continues another good offensive year going into double digits once again with her 14-point effort.
However, the big thing that the ladies can look at is how their shooting percentage continues to stay up around the 40% mark. On Saturday, they shot 26-64 (40.6%) from the floor and 2-8 (25%) from beyond the arc. Earlier in the season they were having some trouble hitting shots from the floor. Now, they are showing a lot of improvement in that area and are staying in games.
Despite the 99-61 outcome, PSUGA was in this match through halftime as they were trailing by just four points heading into the break. However, Southern State would go on a run scoring 29 points in the third quarter to PSUGA’s seven and pulled ahead in this one for good. Coach French was happy about the way the ladies played and it gives them a good opportunity to learn from that game moving forward.
Although it is a JV game, the Varsity Grove City team enters this game with a record of 1-2 having loss their last contest to The College of New Jersey 63-42. Grove City is a member of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and the JV players will look to get some action prior to the varsity squad’s game against Thomas More tomorrow.
This is the first time that PSUGA and Grove City have squared off in any capacity since the 2011/2012 season. PSUGA is looking to pick up their first win of the season and break this current five-game losing streak to start the season. Tonight’s game starts at 6 p.m. at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa.