Women’s Basketball Climbs to Eighth in D2SIDA Atlantic Region Poll

EDINBORO, Pa. – The Edinboro women’s basketball team climbed one spot to eighth in the latest Division II Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA) Atlantic Region poll. The Fighting Scots are 15-6 overall and 10-5 in the PSAC West.

The Fighting Scots went 1-1 in competition a week ago. On Saturday, Edinboro upset 17th-ranked California(Pa.), 62-61 at the Convocation Center. The Fighting Scots trailed by as much as 19 points in the first quarter. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the Fighting Scots made their comeback as they outscored California(Pa.) 12-3 over the final seven minutes. Michaela Barnes put the Scots up for good at 3:29 on a layup for a 61-59 advantage. Overall, Edinboro outscored Cal 16-7 over the final 10 minutes. In addition to completing a regular season sweep of the Vulcans, the Fighting Scots snapped California(Pa.)’s 44-game winning streak at home.

Last Wednesday, the Scots suffered their second loss at McComb Fieldhouse this season in a 73-68 decision to Pitt-Johnstown. Jontay Walton led a trio of Fighting Scots in double figures with 20 points, to go with six assists and four rebounds. Ciara Rosten finished with her fifth double-double of the campaign, scoring 18 points and collected 10 boards. Michaela Barnes also added 18 points.

For the third consecutive week, all 10 teams in the Atlantic Region poll remained standing. Indiana(Pa.) remained first, while Virginia Union claimed sole possession of second after being tied with California(Pa.) last week. Glenville State moved up one spot to third, and Cal fell to fourth. Bowie State rounds out the top five, as they hopped two spots to fifth. After being tied for fifth a week ago, Charleston (WV) and Concord are sixth and seventh, respectively. Edinboro climbed to eighth, and Seton Hill rose to ninth. Bloomsburg fell to spots to tenth.

Edinboro hosts Seton Hill on Wednesday, February 13, with a scheduled tip-off at 5:30 p.m. The Fighting Scots will then play their final two road contests of the regular season, beginning on Saturday at local rival Gannon.

D2SIDA Atlantic Region Poll

Place Team Rec. Pts. Prev.
1. Indiana(Pa.) (4) 20-1 58 1
2. Virginia Union (2) 21-1 55 T-2
3. Glenville State 20-2 47 4
4. California(Pa.) 18-3 44 T-2
5. Bowie State 18-4 36 7
6. Charleston (WV) 18-4 29 T-5
7. Concord 17-5 21 T-5
8. EDINBORO 15-6 13 9
9. Seton Hill 15-8 12 10
10. Bloomsburg 16-7 10 8