Shepherd joins PSAC basketball schedules
SHEPHERDSTOWN — Let the record show that both Shepherd basketball teams joined the PSAC basketball infighting on Nov. 23, 2019, with the Ram women defeating Edinboro on the road, 83-71, and the men’s team falling, 73-72 to the homestanding Fighting Scots.
Freshman Abby Beeman played all 40 minutes of the women’s success and totaled 36 points on 15-of-22 shooting from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the three-point line. Marley McLaughlin added 21 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field. McLaughlin shot 16 free throws and made 10 of them. Sydney Clayton totaled 16 points on 8-of-11 from field.
Beeman, McLaughlin and Clayton combined to score all but 10 of Shepherd’s points.
The Rams had a 41-32 lead by halftime and took their 6-0 overall record to Mercyhurst the next afternoon for another PSAC game.
The Fighting Scots were 1-2 with the loss.
Beeman also contributed six rebounds and seven assists to her stat sheet.
Shepherd’s men lost their first-ever PSAC game by a point and went to 3-2 overall.
Edinboro improved to 4-0 in its first conference game of the 2019-20 season.
Jon Preston totaled a team-leading 23 points and Thomas Lang chipped in with his 15 points. Jarrell Jones contributed 13 points and Dan McClain-Corley tossed in 10 points.
Shepherd was 26-for-59 from the field, including 14-of-33 from long range. The Rams made all six of their infrequent free throws.
The Fighting Scots were 27-for-59 from the floor, and 10-of-25 from beyond the three-point line. Edinboro made nine of its 11 free throws.
Both teams had 33 rebounds and 17 assists while Shepherd committed 15 turnovers and Edinboro had 12 turnovers.
Jaryn Simpson and Trey Staunch both scored 15 points in the team’s winning effort.
The Rams were at Mercyhurst the next afternoon for a second PSAC game.