Walker, Slagus lead Bison women

LEWISBURG – Kate Walker led Bucknell with 19 points to help the Bison defeat Lehigh, 59-52, in women’s basketball at Sojka Pavilion on Wednesday night.

In addition to Walker’s 19-point performance, Kaitlyn Slagus recorded a double-double with 12 points and a team-high 10 rebounds, nine of which were on the defensive glass.

Lehigh struggled in the first quarter as it only scored five points as Bucknell led by seven. At halftime, Bucknell led, 26-18, before Lehigh cut the deficit down to 39-36 heading into the fourth quarter.

With the win, Bucknell improved to 15-8 and 9-3 in the Patriot League.

Bucknell 59, Lehigh 52

Lehigh (13-10, 7-5 PL)

Gena Grundhoffer 3-9 0-0 7; Mae Williams 1-2 0-0 2; Camryn Buhr 6-12 2-4 14; Quinci Mann 1-11 1-2 3; Hannah Hedstrom 1-6 1-2 3; Bernadette Devaney 3-7 2-2 9; Meagan Eripret 0-2 0-0 0; Mary Clougherty 0-1 0-0 0; Cameryn Benz 3-6 2-4 8; Mariah Sexe 2-4 0-0 6. Totals 20-60 8-14 52.

Bucknell (15-8, 9-3 PL)

Catherine Romaine 1-3 0-0 2; Kaitlyn Slagus 5-7 2-2 12; Kyi English 1-9 2-4 5; Rachel Dumiak 1-1 0-0 3; Kate Walker 6-11 7-8 19; Tessa Brugler 0-0 0-0 0; Gia Hayes 1-5 0-0 2; Maegan Mikkelsen 0-0 0-0 0; Ally Johnson 0-1 1-2 1; Autumn Ceppi 0-1 2-4 2; Abby Kapp 3-7 2-3 8; Ellie Mack 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 20-48 16-23 59.

Lehigh 5 13 18 16 — 52

Bucknell 12 14 13 20 — 59

3-point goals: Lehigh 4-14 (Sexe 2-2, Devaney 1-2, Grundhoffer 1-3, Williams 0-1, Benz 0-1, Cligherty 0-1, Mann 0-4), Bucknell 3-15 (Mack 1-2, Dumiak 1-1, English 1-3, Hayes 0-1, Slagus 0-1, Kapp 0-2, Walker 0-4). Fouled out: Lehigh-none; Bucknell-none. Rebounds: Lehigh 34 (Buhr 9), Bucknell 37 (Slagus 10). Assists: Lehigh 11 (Hedstrom 6), Bucknell 13 (Ceppi 5). Total fouls: Lehigh 17, Bucknell 16. Technical fouls: Lehigh-none; Bucknell-none. A: 486.

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