Both men’s and women’s basketball teams made it to PSAC semi-finals
By: Bernadette Koff
SHIPPENSBURG — For the first time the men’s and women’s basketball teams both made it to the PSAC semi-finals in the same season.
The teams beat Bloomsburg at home in late February securing a playoff spot for the second year in a row.
The men, eliminated by Kutztown last year in the first round, defeated Bloomsburg for the second time in three days to advance to the quarter-finals. Ship faced Kutztown in a rematch game coming out on top in a close 74-72 win. On neutral turf Ship took on Mercyhurst in the PSAC semi-finals. Mercyhurst defeated Ship 79-68.
The women fought hard for the second year in a row in the PSAC quarter-finals, this time edging out the competition with a 58-56 win against Millersville. Ship took on California in the semi-finals suffering a tough 78-62 loss.