Women’s Basketball Set Back At Lancaster Bible, 58-49

Women’s Basketball Set Back At Lancaster Bible, 58-49

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Wells College women's basketball team posted a 58-49 loss to the Chargers of Lancaster Bible College Saturday afternoon. The Express drop their first North Eastern Athletic Conference game of the season, falling to 2-1 in league play and to 3-7 overall on the year. The Chargers improve to 7-2 overall and collect their third conference victory (3-1) following the game.

The Express never trailed by four points or larger in the first half as freshman Holli Erkson (Cooperstown, N.Y.) converted a three point shot with 15:55 remaining in the half to cut the hosts lead to one point. With 4:25 remaining in the half, the Express built up a five point lead following a jump shot and a layup from junior Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y.) to set the score at 20-15.

To conclude the first half, however, the Express committed a three point shooting foul on Brooklyn Wilson with 13 seconds remaining in the stanza. After burying the three point attempt, Wilson tied the game at 24 aside to exit first half play by making her lone foul shot. The Chargers were able to score 12 of their first half points off of Express turnovers.

The Express possessed a 49-45 lead with 5:19 remaining in regulation following a Lindsay Achzet (Johnstown, N.Y.) jumper. However, the Express remained locked in at 49 points for the remainder of the game as the Chargers went on a 13 point run to conclude play.

Cumulatively, Roser posted her third straight double-double, posting 15 points alongside a team-leading 19 rebounds. Achzet scored 14 total points, converting a team-best six field goals. Sophomore Jessilyn Artaho-Aki (Kapaa, Hawaii) recorded a team-best three steals. For the Chargers, Aubrey Folger led the way with 19 points while Emily Lloyd recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Express return to action Wednesday, Jan. 9 as they travel to play Hamilton College in a 6:00 p.m. contest. Stay up to date with the latest news directly from the Wells College athletic department by "liking" us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/WellsExpress) and subscribing to our Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com/WellsExpress).

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