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CEDAR CREST BASKETBALL REMAINS PERFECT AT HOME IN 67-53 WIN OVER PHILADELPHIA BIBLICAL
Allentown, PA (January 13, 2010) – The Cedar Crest College basketball team remained perfect at home with a 67-53 victory over Philadelphia Biblical University in Colonial States Athletic Conference action on Wednesday evening in Lees Gymnasium.
The Falcons, which are now 6-0 at home this season, were led by sophomore Lizzy Sunderhaus (Hamilton, OH/Stephen T. Badin) who posted her eighth double-double of the season with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Sunderhaus, the current Morning Call Player of the Week, added five steals and three blocks in the contest.
Senior Kelly Oakes (Wilmington, DE/Delcastle) notched her 300th career assist tonight at the 13:53 mark on a made layup by Sunderhaus. Oakes added eight boards and three assists in the win for Cedar Crest.
Senior Lakeema Jones (Williamsport, PA/Williamsport) continued her scoring hot streak by hitting for 18 points on the night after scoring her career-high 32 points on Monday evening at Centenary College. Sophomore Allison Horn (New Tripoli, Northwestern) added 12 points and dished out a game-high seven assists, while sophomore Leann Wallower (Havertown, PA/Haverford) added nine points.
Cedar Crest jumped out to an early 17-4 lead at the 13:53 mark in the first half of play, but Philadelphia Biblical answered scoring 17 unanswered points to take a 21-17 lead with just under eight minutes to play in the first half. After PBU’s run, Cedar Crest continued to chip away and went into halftime with a 30-27 lead at the break.
The Falcons came out on fire in the second half of play, going up by as much as 17 on a layup by Jones with 11:29 left to play in the contest.
Cedar Crest shot 42.9 percent from the field in the contest and forced PBU to make 23 turnovers.
PBU was led by Dani Norton, the leading scorer in the CSAC, who posted a team-high 24 points in the loss for the Crimson Eagles.
Cedar Crest improves to 7-5 overall (1-2 CSAC) on the season, while PBU falls to 2-10 overall (0-5 CSAC). The Falcons will return to action Saturday afternoon when they travel to LaPlume, PA to take on Keystone College for a 1:00 p.m. tip-off in Colonial States Athletic Conference play.