By: Marco Parry
For the Yellow Jacket
The Waynesburg University women’s basketball team resumed it’s season against Chatham on Thursday, Feb. 25.
The Lady Jackets last game was on Feb. 13. Rust could have played a role for them in the game. The Yellow Jackets shot a solid 75% from the free throw line, but their efforts from the rest of the court were not enough.
They shot 22.7% from the field and 13.3% from the three-point line. Waynesburg’s best quarter shooting from the field was the fourth with a 40% mark.
The Yellow Jackets (0-5,0-5) found themselves behind early and never could catch up to the Cougars (2-4,2-4). Chatham held the lead for the entire game. The Cougars had a 35-19 lead at the half and won by a final of 70-44.
The best quarter for the Yellow Jackets was the third quarter, where they were outscored 11-10. The Cougars scored 20 points in the first quarter and 24 points in the fourth quarter.
The leading scorer for the Yellow Jackets was Senior Andrea Orlosky (Shelocta, PA/ West Shamokin) with fourteen points and ten rebounds. Freshman Avery Robinson (Ravenna, OH/ Ravenna) made two three-pointers and ended the night with 10 points. Both three-pointers came in the second quarter. Junior Brooke Fuller (Allison Park, PA/ Hampton) contributed with twelve points and ten rebounds, and freshman Marly Wolf (Ellwood City, PA/ Riverside) led the team in steals with five.
Leading scorers for the Cougars were Kaitlyn Fertig (Bethel Park, PA/ Bethel Park High) and Maddy Greenes (Westfield, IN). Fertig had 20 points in 22 minutes played. Greenes had 13 points in 21 minutes played.
As a team, Chatham shot 42.9% from the line, 23.3% from three-point range, and 40.5% from the field. Leading the Cougars in rebounds were Alyiah Labriola (Altoona, PA/ Bishop Guifoyle Catholic) with 12 and Brittani Smith (Severna Park, MD/ Seton Keough) with 10.
After the game head Coach Sam Jones gave credit to Chatham and its performance at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.
“They made some three’s early which got them going,” said Jones “Then we overcommitted to stopping the three and they got to the rim a lot”.
Washington and Jefferson is Waynesburg’s next opponent on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse. Tip-off is at 1 p.m.
“The team needs to work on playing with confidence and boxing out,” said Jones.