Although the Waynesburg University women’s basketball team fell on the road against the Saint Vincent College Bearcats on Saturday, Feb. 13, there were big performances by two freshmen. Freshman guards Avery Robinson and Marley Wolf both scored over 20 points in the 82-64 loss in Latrobe, Pa.
Jackets head coach Sam Jones was proud of the two freshmen.
“Offensively they were making good decisions, and the future is bright for those two,” Jones said.
Waynesburg fell to 0-4 on the season, and Saint Vincent improved to 3-0 with the win.
Robinson scored 16 points in the first half, and made all four of her three point shots.
“When I first got in, I was open and hit big shots,” Robinson said. “I always look for shots because I’m usually a shooter. They were there and I took them.”
The Lady Jackets faced a rough start when the Bearcats put up seven unanswered points and had a 19-5 lead with just over three minutes left in the first quarter. Robinson then answered with three straight three pointers making it a 19-14 deficit. Saint Vincent then closed out the back and forth first quarter with a six-point run making the score 25-14.
The second quarter was dominated by the Bearcats and made the score 45-35 at the half. Junior guard Taylor Geer led the Saint Vincent with 12 points in the first half.
After the first three minutes of the third quarter were scoreless, junior forward Abigail Green scored for Waynesburg. Saint Vincent then added to its lead, making it 60-47 going into the fourth quarter.
The Bearcats maintained the lead throughout the fourth and closed out the game with an 18 point win, even though Waynesburg got within 11 points at the start of the quarter.
Robinson ended the game with 23 points and made all four of her three-point attempts. Wolf ended the afternoon with 22 points. Senior guard Andrea Orlosky ended her 18 point scoring streak, but collected 17 rebounds and scored 7 points.
Saint Vincent had six players score in double digits, highlighted by Geer with 16. Sophomore forward Madison Weber recorded a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
The Lady Jackets return on Wednesday, Feb. 17, hosting Franciscan University at the Rudy Marisa Field House at 5:30 p.m.
Jones and the Lady Jackets are staying focused and positive.
“We’re gonna have to take better care of the basketball and box out,” Jones said. “We knew it was going to be a bumpy road to start the year, but we’re learning and improving.”