Edinboro Women Hand Clarion U. Eighth Straight Loss, 92-45

| January 24, 2019

CLARION, Pa. – The Clarion women’s basketball dropped a decision to Edinboro at home on Wednesday, falling 92-45 at the Student Recreation Center.

(Photo of Yndiah Bobo of Clarion. Photo courtesy of Clarion University Athletics)

The loss was the eighth in a row for the Golden Eagles (7-11 overall, 1-10 PSAC West), who started the season 7-3. The task doesn’t get any easier for Clarion when it hosts No. 1 ranked nationally IUP, which is coming off a 61-56 loss to California Wednesday, the Crimson Hawks first loss of the year. Game time from the Student Rec Center is 1 p.m. Saturday.

On Wednesday, Yndiah Bobo led the Golden Eagles with 16 points on 8-of-20 shooting, and also recorded team-highs with seven rebounds and two steals. Venango Catholic grad Taylor Moltz contributed seven points off the bench, while Yasmin Lewis added six points and five rebounds.

Jontay Walton led Edinboro with 21 points, Michaela Barnes added 18 points and Ciara Rosten scored 15 points and hauled down 10 rebounds.

The Fighting Scots controlled the glass with a 48-33 advantage in rebounding, including a 36-12 edge on their own end of the floor. Clarion shot just 28.1 percent from the field while Edinboro hit 51.5 percent of their shots. Neither team struggled with turnovers, as both the Golden Eagles and the Fighting Scots committed just 11 giveaways apiece.

Edinboro jumped out to a 9-0 run to start the game before Haille Hart halted the field goal drought with a make at the 6:47 mark of the period. Bobo made a midrange jumper with 3:17 remaining to cut the lead to 18-7, but the Fighting Scots rode out the rest of the period en route to a 23-10 lead after 10 minutes.

Things persisted in that direction for the rest of the game as Edinboro steadily built their lead. The advantage reached 27 points at the halftime break thanks to a jumper by Rosten, with the bucket representing her 1,000th career point. The Fighting Scots led by as many as 47 points in the third quarter and eventually led by as many as 49 in the fourth.

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