Washington DC. – The Lady Lions are in their final stretch of the season. Their focus is no longer about getting into the postseason, but what they will do when they get there and where those games will be played at. The 59-40 point win tonight over the Gallaudet Bison means they are keeping the hope of hosting the NEAC championships alive, despite needing some opposing team help for that to occur.
The first half did not start exactly how the visiting Blue and White would have liked. The Bison began the game with a 14-8 run in the first five minute of play. The lions would slowly start to answer back, but by halftime the Lions had not seen a lead and were down 25-21.
In the second half, Harrisburg showed a championship team mentality as they not only made the comeback, but rolled through the Bison. Mercedes Copeland (Reading, Pa. / Reading) led the scoring front with 17 hard earned points from the Diaper Dandy who also is the team's second leading scorer averaging 14 points a game. Kiara Carter (Bronx, N.Y. / Milton Hershey) came off the bench to lead the team in rebounding with 13 while also adding 11 points to earn her second double-double of the year.
Both Carter's and Copeland's strong play helped to get Harrisburg not only back on top, but help lead the Lions to a 59-40 win. Harrisburg finished the final 14:43 on an impressive 29-11 run. Hopefully this intensity will continue as they finish their final three games and head into playoffs.
We will have to wait and see how the next 10 days unfold to see where our Harrisburg Lady Lions will have their first postseason game, but no matter where it is, you have to feel good about their chances to reach another conference final. The Lions will travel to St. Elizabeth this Saturday for a 1:00 tip off.