By Mal Vishwanath
After dropping a home game to the Catholic University of America last week, the Drew University Women’s Basketball team returned with unrelenting determination to score a victory against Susquehanna University on Feb. 11 with a score of 62-49. Despite being a tense match, with the score being tied 28-28 at halftime, the Rangers didn’t let this hinder them. They managed to dominate the second half of the game, scoring 34 points compared to Susquehanna’s 21. In the first five minutes of the third quarter, the Rangers went on a 13-2 scoring spree, securing their win for the game. Hannah Miller (’17), scored her career first double-double, scoring 23 points. She also managed to add a season high five assists during her 94th career game for the Rangers. She was aided by teammate Sam Lane (’17), who scored 14 points for the team.
The Rangers returned on Feb. 15, to drop a closely contested battle against Moravian College, by a narrow margin of 70-61. This loss on the road eliminated them from Landmark Conference play. This game dropped the Rangers’ record to 9-15 for the season and 5-8 in the Landmark Conference. Moravian is ranked second in the conference with an exceptional 11-2 record in the conference. Despite the loss, the matchup proved to be a thrilling one as the lead changed five times and the score was tied three different times. The Rangers also managed to cut a double digit deficit to four points in the third quarter due to back to back baskets from Hannah Miller and Sam Lane.During the setback, Hailey Stine (’19), scored a career high 14 points for the team, matching her career high of 10 points in a half. Hannah Miller proved her grit yet again, scoring 23 points, making her the fourth all-time in Drew’s career points list, with 1,389 points. The Rangers were also able to complete 15 steals throughout the competition.
The Rangers will return to the court to face off against Juniata College, in their last Landmark Conference game of the season, tomorrow. This game is also Senior Day and will honor players, Kati Yext (’17), Lane, Miller, Ryan Jackson (’17), Nicole Jackson (’17) and Courtney Trzasko (’17).