Shawnee State women’s basketball will try to stay alive for a share of the Mid-South Conference regular season championship on Thursday night when they play at #2 Lindsey Wilson.
The Bears are 26-2 overall and are 11-1 in the Mid-South Conference, sitting one game behind Lindsey Wilson in the league standings. The Bears defeated #9 Campbellsville 92-73 last Thursday, February 16th.
Lindsey Wilson is 27-0 and are 12-0 in the Mid-South Conference. The Blue Raiders defeated #22 Pikeville 81-75 on February 18th, and also had a forfeit win over Johnson University (Tenn.) on February 20th.
Jonessa Moore continues to lead Shawnee State in scoring and rebounding. The senior from Cincinnati is averaging 19.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest. Moore scored 17 points and had 17 rebounds against Lindsey Wilson on January 21st.
Three other Bears are averaging double figures. Madison Ridout leads the trio with 13.3 points per game, and freshmen guards Brandie Snow and Bailey Cummins are averaging 13.0 and 11.4 points per game respectively.
Kayla Styles leads Lindsey Wilson in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.
Shawnee State dropped the earlier matchup to Lindsey Wilson 84-78 on January 21st. However, despite the loss, SSU still leads the all-time series 14-4.
Shawnee State must win on Thursday to draw level with Lindsey Wilson in the loss column. If Shawnee State defeats Lindsey Wilson on Thursday and wins at Cumberland (Tenn.) on Saturday, the Bears will ensure at least a share of the conference championship. A Lindsey Wilson win would give them the conference championship outright.
Tipoff between the Bears and Blue Raiders is set for 7:00pm Eastern.