By The Daily Item
Bloomsburg kept its winning ways alive on Saturday afternoon, scoring its eighth straight victory with a 74-56 triumph at Kutztown’s Keystone Arena.
Bloomsburg improves to 15-3 overall and 6-2 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East play while Kutztown slips to 6-12, 3-5.
Kutztown held an early lead, taking an 8-6 edge into the game’s first media timeout. The hosts’ lead would be short-lived, however, as a layup from Adreana Sadowski tied the game following the media timeout. With the game all square at 11-11, the Huskies embarked on a 15-2 run to extend its lead to 26-13 following a jumper by Erica Maciejewski at the 6:10 mark of the first half.
Bloomsburg led by as many as 15 points during the first period before Kutztown closed to within 32-25 before a Maciejewski free throw and layup from Brianna Dudeck in the final seconds stretched the Huskies lead to 35-25 at intermission.
The Golden Bears closed the gap to eight on free throws by Natalya Lee in the opening moments of the second half, but Bloomsburg then went on an 11-2 sprint to make its lead 48-29. From there, Bloomsburg never relinquished control, stretching its lead to 20 (51-31) with 13:19 to play following a 3-pointer from Catherine Noack. Kutztown never got closer than 18 points the rest of the way.
Sadowski paced the Huskies with 15 points in only 20 minutes of action.
Dudeck tallied a season-best 13 points and Noack chipped in 12 points while tying a career-high with six assists.
Advia Campbell led Kutztown with 14 points and Jess Harvey added 11.
The Huskies shot 43.9 percent from the floor (25-for-57) while holding Kutztown to only 37.5 percent shooting (21-56). Bloomsburg forced Kutztown into 28 turnovers which resulted in 21 points for the Huskies.
Bloomsburg remains on the road this Wednesday for a trip to Millersville to take on the Marauders at 5:30 p.m.
GAME NOTES: Bloomsburg has now won nine straight over Kutztown and leads the all-time series 63-23 ... Saturday completed the first round of PSAC East games ... Bloomsburg’s eight-game winning streak is the longest since winning nine in a row between Feb. 9 - March 9 last season ... the Huskies improved to 8-1 on the road this year and are now 11-0 when leading at halftime.