Royals Spoil Atkinson's Final Collegiate Game
Perkins Leads All Rebounders With Career Best Nine
TOWSON, Md. — Before the game, Goucher honored its lone senior, Shante Atkinson (Millersville, Md./Old Mill), but once the game started, Scranton stole the show, beating the Gophers 67-35.
Scranton (18-7, 10-4 Landmark) scored the first nine points of the game, leading wire-to-wire in the victory.
Goucher (6-18, 2-12 Landmark) responded with seven of the next nine points, capped by a Sharnell Huff (Bowie, Md./Bowie) three, making the lead four.
The Royals only made one basket over a 5:17 span, but the Gophers could never cut the lead to a single possession, getting no closer than four.
The Royals held an 18-3 edge in assists and 44-31 advantage in rebounding.
Already locked in to the third seed in the upcoming Landmark Conference playoffs, Scranton used its entire bench, resting its starters and preparing the reserves with playing time, playing 15 players.
The Royals head to play Moravian for the conference semifinals on Wednesday. Juniata travels to Catholic in the other matchup.
Jaclyn Gantz had 16 of the 40 bench points for the Royals to lead all scorers.
Huff led Goucher with 13 points as the only player in double-figures. She also pulled down six boards.
India Perkins (Brentwood, Md./Bladensburg) had nine rebounds, tops in the contest.