Struggles continue for Clarion women’s basketball in weekend matchup

The Clarion Golden Eagles women’s basketball team continued its struggles this past Sunday against California University of Pennsylvania as it fell to the Vulcans 76-53.

The Golden Eagles are now 2-20 this season and only have one win in the PSAC.

Clarion’s opponent on Sunday is the first place team in the PSAC West.

CalU is 19-3 overall and 16-2 in the PSAC West.

Junior Jasmine Boyd did have a season high on Sunday.

She scored 16 points and also added six rebounds, two blocks, a steal and an assist.womens bball

Boyd was one point away from her career high which was 17 points that she scored last season against Pitt-Johnstown.

Boyd wasn’t the only player to reach double figures Sunday.

Three other players reached double figures for the Golden Eagles.

Sophomore Delrika Jones-Carey was one of the players in double figures.

Jones-Carey scored 14 points while adding four rebounds to compliment the points.

Junior Jen Straw had 11 points and also had five rebounds.

Junior Tania Holmes was the other player who was in double figures.

Holmes tallied 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

The Vulcans also had four players to reach double figures on Sunday.

Kaitlynn Fratz of CalU led everyone in points.

She had the game high 23 points.

Micki Glenn added 17 points for the Vulcans.

Emma Mahady and Seairra Barrett were the other two players in double figures for the Vulcans.

Mahady scored 11 and Barrett scored 10 points.

The Golden Eagles did take a 7-5 lead 1:40 into the game but that’s the last lead Clarion saw the rest of the day.

The Vulcans went on an 8-0 run and took a 13-7 lead.

The Vulcans hardly looked back after that point. Another Vulcan run put them up 28-15 with just over eight minutes left in the first half.

The Golden Eagles did bring the game within single digits.

Boyd scored on a lay-up with 6:27 left in the first half to make the score 30-21.

After that, the Vulcans went on another run before the half ended.

The Vulcans went on a 17-2 run to end the half and took a 47-23 lead into halftime.

The closest the Golden Eagles got to the Vulcans in the second half was 16 points.

The Golden Eagles shot better in the second half as well.

They connected on 13 of their 26 shots in the second half.

“The game didn’t go as planned but one thing I love about our team is that we never give up. We continue to fight every second we’re on the court.”  Sophomore forward Maria Taylor said.

The Golden Eagles will nbe in action next on Feb. 14 when they travel to Mercyhurst.

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