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Bucknell holds off American on road in women’s basketball

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American outscored Bucknell in the fourth quarter and attempted to rally, but the Bison fended American off in a 60-57 Patriot League win.

The win improves Bucknell to 18-6 overall and 11-2 in the Patriot League.

Autumn Ceppi led the Bison with a career-high 20 points and Ellie Mack added 12. Ceppi also led the team with seven rebounds.

The Bison shot 44.6% and limited the Eagles to 37.7%. Bucknell also had 15 assists for a second straight game.

American trailed by as many as 11 in the third and had a chance to tie the game with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the shot bounced off the rim.

Bucknell 60, American 57

BUCKNELL (18-6, 11-2 PL)

Autumn Ceppi 9-12 2-3 20; Ellie Mack 6-9 0-0 12; Ally Johnson 4-7 0-0 9; Taylor O’Brien 2-11 4-4 9; Abby Kapp 3-10 0-2 8; Emma Shaffer 1-3 0-0 2; Tai Johnson 0-3 0-0 0; Gia Hayes 0-0 0-0 0; Carly Krsul 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-56 6-9 60.

AMERICAN (9-14, 5-8 PL)

Kaitlyn Marenyi 7-12 3-3 20; Maddie Doring 4-7 2-2 12; Jade Edwards 3-12 3-4 9; Morgan Bartner 2-4 0-0 5; Indeya Sanders 1-7 0-0 2; Emily Fisher 2-3 3-4 7; TaeKenya Cleveland 1-2 0-0 2; Taylor Brown 0-4 0-0 0; Laura Graytok 0-1 0-0 0; Karla Vres 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-53 11-13 57.

Bucknell 18 11 15 16 — 60

American 14 10 11 22 — 57

3-point goals: Bucknell 4-12 (Kapp 2-4, O’Brien 1-3, Johnson 1-3, Mack 0-2), American 6-19 (Marenyi 3-5, Doring 2-4, Bartner 1-1, Sanders 0-1, Brown 0-2, Edwards 0-6). Fouled out: Bucknell-none; American-none. Rebounds: Bucknell 32 (Ceppi 7), American 32 (Edwards 9). Assists: Bucknell 15 (Johnson 6), American 12 (Sanders 5). Technical fouls: Bucknell-none; American-none. Total fouls: Bucknell 10, American 13. A: 536.

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