Lady Wolves Post Valiant Effort
January 21, 2012
Despite a trio of players in double figures Cheyney fell 57-54 to Mansfield in women’s basketball. Aerie DeJesus led the way with 19 points while teammates Nadirah Brown and Linda Henderson chipped in 16 and 11 points respectively.
Cheyney was leading 19-18 with 6:50 to play in the first half but the Mounties went on a 14-4 run to close the half and take a nine point lead into the locker room. The Lady Wolves were able to battle back and cut the deficit to one after DeJesus made a traditional three point play with 37 seconds on the clock. Mansfield’s Jenna Matter converted a lay-up to put the Mounties up three but the Lady Wolves could not get the equalizing bucket in the closing seconds.
Cheyney will host cross town rival West Chester on Wednesday night. Tip-off is slated for 6:00 pm