Mounties edged by Bloomsburg, Double Header

Bloom takes win against MU in double thrillers

by MU Athletic Dept. – February 16, 2017

Lady Mounties vs Lady Huskies

Tianna Jackson’s potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer for Mansfield fell just short as Bloomsburg escaped a raucous Decker Gymnasium with a 69-66 PSAC East win Wednesday night.

The Mountaineers outscored Bloomsburg (9-14, 8-11 PSAC) 58-49 over the final three quarters, but could not overcome a 20-8 first quarter deficit.

Tianna Jackson scored all 17 of her points in the second half, going 5-10 from the floor and 3-6 from 3-point in the game. The senior hit all four free throws attempted and dished out a team-high five assists.

Brielle Kelly scored 15 points and grabbed seven boards to inch closer to a pair of milestones. The junior is now just 78 points away from 1,000 and nine rebounds away from 500 with two games remaining in the season.

Alyssa Mullins went 6-9 from the floor for 14 points with Mary Kate Rumbaugh adding 11 points and seven boards.

Morgan Klunk led Bloomsburg with a game-high 26 points and Alex Ross recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Mansfield travels to Lock Haven next Wednesday.
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Mounties vs Huskies

Bloomsburg used a 10-0 run over the final two minutes of the game to pull out an 81-77 win over Mansfield in a critical PSAC East contest Wednesday evening on First Citizens Community Bank Court in Decker Gymnasium.

Mansfield trailed 71-67 with just over six minutes to play when the Mountaineers used a 10-0 run, started by a 3-pointer by Andreas Katopodis and ending with a Matt Tamanosky free throw, to take a 77-71 advantage with just over two minutes to play.

Seconds later, Bloomsburg’s Christian Mortellite hit his ninth 3-pointer of the evening to close the gap to 77-74 and the Huskies would score the game’s last seven points to lock up the victory.

A Cedrick Powell 3-pointer spun out of the cylinder with forty seconds remaining and another 3-pointer by Katopodis rolled off the rim with four seconds on the clock.

Mansfield held a 35-26 rebounding advantage ad turned the ball over just eight times but couldn’t match Bloomsburg’s 11-of-22 performance on 3-pointers.

Tamanoksy recorded a double-double to lead the Mountaineers scoring 22 points and pulling down 15 rebounds. Malik Carter had 21 points while Jahyde Gardiner added 14 points.

Mortellite scored a career-high 39 points for Bloomsburg hitting 9-of-15 three-pointers while Carnell McGirt scored 14 points.

The loss drops Mansfield one-half a game behind Lock Haven and Millersville for the sixth and final playoff spot in the PSAC East.

Mansfield hosts Alfred State in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon before traveling to Lock Haven on Wednesday.

Credits:
Videography: Cody Getz, Kline Kaufer
Video Editing: Kline Kaufer
Writing: MU Athletic Dept.
Anchor: Brady Connolly
Correspondent: Brady Connolly

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Supported by Mansfield University

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