February 14, 2019
By: Erica Rose
It was a big night for the Moravian College Women’s Basketball team. Not only did the women honor their seniors in the final home game of the regular season, but they also locked up a spot in the Landmark Conference Tournament.
The night started a little slow when the Greyhounds welcomed in a 3-9 (conference) Susquehanna team. They had defeated the Riverhawks 87-68 back in December, but after the first quarter it didn't feel like the game was headed in that direction. After all, it was knotted up at 13. But that's when the Greyhounds took over. The two went back and forth early in the second, but a 12-2 run to close out the second saw the Greyhounds with their largest lead at 32-20 at the half. Although it was senior night, it was junior Maddie Capuano who stole the show (which is no surprise). Once she got hot, she was unstoppable. Capuano scored the final 8 points in the quarter and 10 of the final 12. She then opened the 3rd with a 4-point play, and went on to score a game-high 21 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals.
The Greyhounds looked like a different team in the second half. As a team, they opened the 3rd quarter with a 14-0 run, and they would cruise the rest of the way. Turnovers were also key in the 3rd as the Greyhounds would force 5 straight takeaways, and 20 in the game scoring 31 points off of turnovers.
When the Greyhounds left the gym, they were still uncertain of their fate. They knew they currently sat in sole possession of 3rd place, but thought the final games on Saturday would have an impact. They didn’t think they had clinched a berth for the Landmark Conference Tournament - yet. In one way they were right, Saturday’s games do still have meaning, but not the way they thought. Moravian is in the tournament, and the only thing that is uncertain is if they will stay the #3 seed or drop to the 4th.