Women’s Hoops Clinches Playoff Spot, McLin Breaks School’s Scoring Record

Women’s Hoops Clinches Playoff Spot, McLin Breaks School’s Scoring Record

Pittsburgh, PA- With a win over the Hilbert Hawks, The La Roche Women's Basketball team clinched a playoff spot in their quest for a seventh straight AMCC Championship. The Redhawks overcame the Hawks 72-61, bumping their conference record to 12-0.

Senior guard Sabrina McLin made history breaking teammate Casie Cygan's (2011-2015) school record for most career points. The 2016 AMCC Player of the Year now has 1578 on her career.

The Hawks gave La Roche a test and kept the scoring margin within a few points for a majority of the game. The first half was an offensive battle with the Redhawks holding the Hawks to a 37-25 at intermission.

Hilbert bumped up the intensity in the second half, bringing the score as close as 48-43 in the third quarter.

The Redhawks took hold of the game in the fourth quarter, taking a ten point lead and dominating both ends of the court. On their offensive run, is when McLin netted her record breaking basket.

Mackenzie O'Donnell is also within striking distance of third place on the school's all-time scoring list. She now has 1438 points, 97 behind Chantelle Jennings.

Top scorers for the game included McLin with 20, O'Donnell with 17, and Tichina Mitchell with 17.

The Redhawks return to the court on Wednesday February 1st when they host Mt. Aloysius. Game time is set for 6:00pm. 

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