Shawnee State women’s basketball gets Homecoming week started with a home game against University of the Cumberlands (Ky.).
Shawnee State are currently ranked 6th in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Poll, holding a 20-2 record and a 6-1 Mid-South Conference mark. The Bears fell to #4 Lindsey Wilson 84-78 in a classic on Saturday afternoon.
Cumberlands are 10-9 and are 2-5 in the league. The Patriots fell at home to #22 Pikeville on Saturday, 78-71.
Jonessa Moore had a big week last week in two of Shawnee State’s biggest games. She scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against #14 Cumberland (Tenn.) on Thursday, January 19th, and followed that up with 17 points and 17 rebounds against Linsdey Wilson on Saturday. The senior from Cincinnati is averaging 20.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Cheyenne Madden leads Cumberlands in scoring at 15.6 points per game.
Shawnee State holds a 12-6 mark all-time against Cumberlands. The Bears won the matchup in Williamsport earlier this season, defeating the Patriots 72-64.
SSU head coach Jeff Nickel will get his second shot at his 100th career victory on Thursday night. Nickel is 99-32 in his career, a winning percentage of .756. A win would also make Nickel the fastest coach in SSU history to get to 100 wins. Robin Hagen-Smith reached the goal in 138 games, achieved in the 1992-93 season.
Tipoff between the Bears and Patriots is scheduled for 6:00pm. Catch all the action live on Shawnee Sports Net with Dr. Steve Rader at this link: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/shawneest/.