Bearcats claw past Muskingum in season opener

Bearcats claw past Muskingum in season opener

The Saint Vincent Bearcats clawed past the Muskingum women's basketball team in the season opener for both teams on Friday evening, 85-57.

The Basics 

  • Records: Muskingum (0-1 overall), Saint Vincent (1-0 overall) 
  • Location: Latrobe, Pennsylvania - Robert S. Carey Student Center

Inside the Numbers 

  • Sophomore Kacie Leppla and junior Devyn Bonner led the Muskies with 14 points each. Leppla shot 5-of-8 (62.5%) from the field and 4-of-6 (66.6%) at the free throw line. Bonner locked in 6-of-8 (75%) from the field and 2-of-2 (100%) at the free throw line.
  • Sophomore Camay Baylock added eight points, while sophomore Sam Filiaggi recorded seven. 
  • Sophomore Emily Yeager logged a team-high nine rebounds and registered two assists. 
  • Muskingum ended the contest shooting 22-of-60 (36.7%) from the field, which included hitting just 2-of-16 (12.5%) from behind the arc.
  • Madison Kollar led the Bearcats with 29 points, while Kayla Slovenec tallied 12. 
  • Saint Vincent ended the contest shooting 32-of-79 (40.5%) in the field and 17-of-26 (65.4%) from the free throw line. 

Game Highlights 

At the beginning of the first quarter, the Muskies and Bearcats battled neck and neck with neither team claiming more than a two-point lead early on. Saint Vincent locked in back-to-back points to put them ahead 10-6. The Muskies fought to trim the deficit, but the Bearcats continued to control play. Saint Vincent led the Muskies 18-13 going into the second quarter. The Bearcats took control of the outing in the second quarter with a 31-9 surge to take a 49-22 lead into the intermission. 

Up Next 

  • The Muskies next travel to North Manchester, Indiana for the 2018 Main View Tip-Off Tournament on Friday, September 16. The Muskies battle Ablion in game one of the tournament.