Women's basketball takes season opener in blowout
The women’s basketball team opened the season with a 75–47 victory against Fredonia State University of New York at the Allegheny College Greg Richards Memorial Classic on Friday.
Leading the Tartans was sophomore guard Laurel Pereira with a career-best 20 points. Sophomore forward Katharine Higgins and sophomore guard Makayla Filiere also scored in the double digits with 15 points apiece while first-year forward Kylie Huffman put in 11 points in her first outing in a Tartan uniform. Higgins also pulled down ten rebounds for her first double-double of the season, tying her career best in the category. Filiere grabbed a career-best seven boards and Pereira tied her career-best with five rebounds.
The Tartans led 23–10 after the first quarter behind nine points from Pereira. The sophomore guard put in seven straight during the quarter for the Tartans, who held the Blue Devils to no points for the first three minutes of the game.
Higgins hit the last basket of the quarter for the Tartans and opened the second with another bucket on her way to 10 first-half points. The Tartans extended their 13-point first-quarter lead to a 19-point lead by the break, leading 40–21 at halftime.
Filiere owned the third quarter for the Tartans, converting two buckets and a free throw for five of the team’s 12 points.
The Tartans then hit nine shots and four free throws in the fourth quarter to finish the game with the 23-point win. Huffman scored nine points in the final period with sophomore forward Laura Oschner putting in four points.
The Tartans assisted on 12 of their 30 baskets and shot 40.5 percent from the floor while holding the Blue Devils to 28.1 percent shooting from the field.
After a 76–47 victory over Allegheny College on Saturday, the Tartans will next face Bethany College on Tuesday, Nov. 21.