Pomeroys fall short at home to Robert Morris-Springfield

Jan. 4, 2014

Clinton, Ind. – Despite leading by seven points early in the second half, the Pomeroys were unable to maintain its lead in a 106-96 loss to USCAA foe Robert Morris-Springfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Pomeroys would trail the Eagles for most of the first half, being down as many as nine points.  However, the Pomeroys would go on an 8-2 to run to end the half and found themselves only down by three at halftime (52-49).

In the second half, the Pomeroys would respond going on a 13-2 run, giving SMWC a six point lead in the early stages of the half.  The Pomeroys would extend their lead up to as many as seven points, until a few long scoring droughts for the hosts enabled Robert Morris-Springfield to take control of the game and the scoreboard.  The Eagles would extend its lead to as many as 17 points in the second half and never trailed as they finished the game with a ten point victory.

Both teams shot well from three-point range for the game.  SMWC made 15 three-point baskets compared to Robert Morris-Springfield who made 12 triples.  From the field, the Pomeroys shot 41% (38-91) and the Eagles were slightly better shooting 48% (42-87) for the game.

The Pomeroys had six players score in double-figures and were led by Na-Shaunda Rayford who poured in a team-high 22 points.  Hailee Rittinger and Madeline Pea each scored 15 points on the afternoon.   Sierra Lopez finished with 14, Chelsea Weaver had 12, and Alaura McKemie chipped in 11 points for the Pomeroys.   Rittinger was one of SMWC’s top shooters of the game, going 5-of-8 from three-point range. 

Robert Morris-Springfield was led by Traci Osby who scored a game-high 29 points.  She earned herself a double-double by also securing 11 boards in the game.  Cassandra Baker also had a very strong night for the Eagles, earning herself a double-double as well with 27 points and 10 rebounds.     

With the loss, the Pomeroys drop to 6-8 on the season.   SMWC will be back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 8 when they host Brescia University.  This will be the second meeting between the schools this year with SMWC winning the first matchup back on Nov. 20 (105-103).  Game time is set for a 7 p.m. start and will be played at the Clinton Recreation Center in Clinton, Ind.