Lady Wolves Basketball Ends Season with Four Conference Victories
February 26, 2014
The Lady Wolves ended the 2014 season with four conference victories - the most CU conference victories since the 2009-10 season. The Lady Wolves prevailed in games with Millersville (61-60), Lock Haven (82-70) and twice over Mansfield (69-51 & 73-62).
The victory over Millersville was tied to a Lachelle Miller buzzer beater. The senior guard launched a three-pointer from in front of the team’s bench with one second showing on the clock to lift the Lady Wolves to a one point victory.
The Lady Wolves won the first contest against Mansfield thanks in part to 18 points and 8 rebounds from Kyra Hines-Allen. In the victory over Lock Haven Kia Whitley-Duncan scored 27 points including a perfect 12 -12 from the foul line while playing all 40 minutes. Teammate Amber Genwright added 22 points. In the Lady Wolves final victory - a rematch at Mansfield, - Cheyney dominated. Whitley-Duncan paced the Lady Wolves with a career high 34 points. Cheyney jumped out to a 29-10 lead and never looked back.
"It was a great season and we went out strong," declared junior Shayna Miller.
"Each year is another opportunity for a new start," said senior Alexis Peterson. "This has been the best year of all. This basketball program is moving in a promising and positive direction.
"I was pleased with our attitude and effort this season," acknowledged Head Coach Kyle Adams. "Our program took positive steps in laying a foundation and establishing a work ethic. Our ladies took pride in representing Cheyney University and Lady Wolves Basketball."
According to Lachelle Miller, a Scranton, PA native, "I feel as though the progress of the Women's Basketball program here at Cheyney University has increased exponentially. Playing under Coach Adams has been a real life-changing experience on and off the basketball court."
Freshman Amber Genwright, from Wilmington, DE, is happy she chose the out-of-state s school. "Cheyney's program gave me another opportunity to play women's basketball at the next level," she said. "I increased my knowledge of the game, gained mental toughness and established genuine relationships with the coaches and team. Attending Cheyney has been one of the best decisions I ever made."
"More important than their play on the court, I was more encouraged by the growth and maturity of these young women over the course of the season," Coach Adams revealed. "We are extremely excited about the future of Cheyney Women's Basketball!"