The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 27, 2013

Women's basketball: DeBoer, Dotson lift Bison past Youngstown State

LEWISBURG -- It's common in sports to try and compare one team to a team of the past.

Six games into the 2013-2014 season, the Bucknell Bison women are 3-3 following Tuesday's 66-41 win over Youngstown State at Sojka Pavilion.

"I don't like to compare one team to another, but I am really happy with the way the girls are meshing offensively," coach Aaron Roussell said. "They are very selfish players and we have five capable scores on the floor."

Junior forward Audrey Dotson score a game-high 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds while freshman forward Claire DeBoer added 15 points in the win.

Senior Shelby Romine, who didn't have a shot or field goal for the first 14 minutes of the game, ended with 11 points in 28 minutes.

It was the sixth straight game that Dotson had scored in double-digits and it was here third double-double of the year.

"The run set the tone for us offensively and the kept our energy up," Dotson said. "We did a good job getting inside and outside touches."

Dotson's career high is 27 points against Lockwood (December 15, 2012).

DeBoer, who made her first career start against Penn State on November 20, followed up here 11-point 10 rebound performance at Cornell with 11 points in the first half, including a lay up and 3-pointer that jumped-started a 20-0 first-half run.

"I'm getting used to the pace and the flow of the game," she said. "We did a great job in transition tonight."

Bucknell scored 19 of their 66 points off of turnovers, 32 points in the paint, and got 16 points from its bench.

"Both Dotson and DeBoer are always looking for the open player," Roussell said. "They fit well into our offensive scheme."

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