By The Daily Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Shelby Romine tallied 11 points and Lindsay Horbatuck added 11 rebounds in a 54-43 loss to American at Bender Arena on Wednesday night. The Bison head into the final regular-season game of the season Saturday with an overall record of 13-15, 4-9 in the Patriot League.
The Bucknell bench played an important role in the team's early offense. Felicia Mgbada had six points as a reserve to lead the team while the starters had combined for seven. Horbatuck had already grabbed eight rebounds by halftime and Bucknell had a 22-18 edge on the boards, despite trailing 30-15.
After being held scoreless in the first half, Romine got the Bison offense rolling after the break, scoring each of the team's first five points. She finished the night with the team's high total and was the only Bison in double figures. Mgbada totaled eight points by the final buzzer and Tyler Craig tallied a career-best seven.
With the loss, the Bison can be seeded no higher than fifth in the Patriot League Tournament. Final standings will be determined Saturday, the final day of the regular season. Bucknell hosts Navy at 7 p.m. at Sojka Pavilion.