DeBoer’s near double-double helps Bison women win

LEWISBURG – Claire DeBoer led Bucknell, nearly posting a double-double, to help the Bison defeat Lehigh, 73-54, in a Patriot League women’s basketball contest on Wednesday night at Sojka Pavilion. The win helped snap a back-to-back losing skid.

Bucknell has the nation’s third-longest active home winning streak at 22 games.

DeBoer scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Bucknell’s Romaine Catherine came off the bench and also almost recorded a double-double with 10 points and nine boards.

The Bison (18-5, 10-2 Patriot League) held Lehigh (7-16, 2-10) to just eight points in the first quarter, building a 23-8 lead and taking a 48-19 lead into the half.

Bucknell got 12 points from starting guard Kyi English.

Bucknell 73, Lehigh 54

LEHIGH (7-16, 2-10 PL)

Gen Grundhoffer 2-6 0-0 5; Mae Williams 1-2 0-0 2; Camryn Buhr 0-4 2-4 2; Quinci Mann 5-14 5-5 16; Hannah Hedstrom 2-6 0-0 5; Bernadette Devaney 1-6 0-0 2; Meagan Eripret 1-4 0-0 2; Paige Galiani 1-2 0-1 2; Bryce Menendez 0-2 0-0 0; Kayla Burton 3-5 3-4 12; Cameryn Benz 0-3 0-0 0; Hailey Pascoe 3-6 0-0 6. Totals 19-60 10-14 54.

BUCKNELL (18-5, 10-2 PL)

Claire DeBoer 5-11 5-7 16; Sune Swart 0-1 0-0 0; Kaitlyn Slagus 2-5 1-2 6; Kyi English 4-7 2-2 12; Megan McGurk 2-4 0-0 6; Gia Hayes 1-4 2-2 5; Rachel Dumiak 2-5 0-0 6; Kate Walker 3-6 2-2 9; Maegan Mikkelsen 0-2 1-2 1; Catherine Romaine 4-6 1-1 10; Carly Richardson 0-1 0-0 0; MK Moore 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 24-55 14-18 73.

Lehigh    8 11 16 19 — 54

Bucknell    23 15 26 9 — 73

3-point goals: Bucknell 6-27 (Burton 3-4, Hedstrom 1-2, Grundhoffer 1-2, Mann 1-8, Benz 0-1, Galiani 0-1, Williams 0-1, Buhr 0-2, Pascoe 0-2), Lehigh 11-25 (English 2-2, McGurk 2-4, Dumiak 2-4, Slagus Romaine 1-1, Slagus 1-2, Hayes 1-3, DeBoer 1-4, Mikkelsen 0-1, Richardson 0-1). Fouled out: Lehigh-none; Bucknell-none. Rebounds: Lehigh 29 (Buhr 5), Bucknell 40 (DeBoer 9, Romaine 9). Assists: Lehigh 5 (Devaney 2, Mann 2), Bucknell 16 (McGurk 4). Technical fouls: Lehigh-none; Bucknell-none. Total fouls: Lehigh 19, Bucknell 16. A: 469.

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