RELEASE DATE: 2/27/07
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mountaineer Women's Season Ends With 66-45 Playoff Loss
MANSFIELD -- The Mountaineer women's season came to an end Tuesday evening when they suffered a 66-45 loss at East Stroudsburg in the first round of the PSAC Playoffs at Kohler Field House. Mansfield finishes the season with the second highest overall wins in a season with a 13-14 overall record.
Things got off on the wrong foot for the Mountaineers as East Stroudsburg ran away from Mansfield in the first half to take a 45-22 advantage into the intermission. The cold shooting Mounties shot just 25.8 % in the first half while ESU shot 50.0%.
Mansfield came out strong in the second half opening up with an 11-2 run to pull to within 12 points at 47-35 with 11 minutes to play as the Warriors went cold scoring only two points in the first nine minutes of the half.
The Warriors would end their cold streak and respond with a 15-4 run to build their lead back up to 23 points at 62-39 with five minutes to play.
Jessica Uhrich fittingly scored the Mountaineers final basket on a layup with one minute to go before she left the game to a standing ovation from the Mountaineer fans in attendance.
Uhrich led the Mountaineers in her final game with a team-high 16 points and 14 rebounds. Clarissa Correll added 11 points and five rebounds while Mallory Hafer chipped in 10 points. Courtney Brooks pulled down 11 rebounds in the contest.
Alyssa Antolick came off the bench to lead the Warriors with 15 points while Jackie Yandrisevits and Jhazmin Brown each recorded 14 points.
The Mountaineers cold shooting left them with a final shooting percentage of 26.9% including just 3-of-21 from the 3-point arc. ESU went cold in the second half shooting just 32.1% after their 50.0% first half to finish at 41.4% for the game.
The Warriors also held the rebounding advantage at 47-40.
The Mountaineers finish the season at 13-14 overall and 6-7 in the PSAC East while ESU improves to 25-3 and 12-1 in conference play heading into the PSAC Semi-finals.
13 overall wins is the second most wins in school history.
The end of the season marks the end of an outstanding career for senior Jessica Uhrich. Uhrich finishes her Mountaineer career ranked in the top 12 in school history in points, rebounds, blocks, assists and steals.
The following are players that established new marks on the single-season record-board in the history of Mountaineer women's basketball:
1st in points in a season with 508.
2nd in season average at 18.8 points per game.
6th in rebounds in a season with 274.
tied for 3rd in steals in a season with 85.
5th in 3-pointers in a season with 43.
tied for 15th in assists in a season with 86.
1st in 3-pointers in a season with 75.
The following are players that established new marks on the on the career record-board in the history of Mountaineer women's basketball
Jessica Uhrich (2003-07)
3rd in career rebounds with 866.
4th in career points with 1241.
5th in career blocks with 78.
10th in career assists with 220.
tied for 12th in career steals with 145.
Mallory Hafer (2005-Current)
8th in career 3-pointers with 99.
Courtney Brooks (2005-Current)
9th in career steals with 155.
12th in career 3-pointers with 66.