The magical season for the 2013-14 Bloomsburg University Women’s Basketball team has finally come to an end. The Huskies lost 82-76 to Edinboro in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championship on Monday, March 17.
Jocelyn Ford (Jr. G) led the way with 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Catherine Noack (Sr. G) scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds in her final collegiate game. Also scoring in double figures for the Huskies were Briana Dudeck (Sr. G) and Adreana Sadowski (R-So. F).
This comes on the heels of two tournament wins for Bloomsburg. In the first round, they defeated Virginia State 75-57, with Noack scoring a game-high 19 points.
Following the win, the Huskies scored a huge upset over top-seeded Glenville State by a score of 91-78. Noack caught fire from beyond the arc in the contest, scoring 27 points and hitting seven 3-pointers. Ford also played major role in the upset, scoring 19 points and dishing out seven assists. The Huskies shot 55.6% from the field and 57.9% from 3-points range in the game.
Bloomsburg finishes the season with a record of 26-5, which included a 17-game winning streak from Jan. 3-March 8. They will graduate a duo of Noack and Dudeck, who together recorded 98 wins, which is tied for the most in a four year span in Bloomsburg history.
Dudeck saved some of her best performances for her senior year, as she scarred a career-high 26 points on a senior night win over Kutztown, and 17 points in the loss to Edinboro. Dudeck averaged 7.7 points per game, to go along with 2.9 rebounds per game for the season.
As for Noack, she finishes her career by setting the single season PSAC record for 3-point percentage. She shot a blistering 49.5% from beyond the arc, hitting 96 total 3-pointers. For the season, Noack averaged 16.5 points per game, while shooting 51.4% from the field and 88.9% from the foul line. She was named to the All-PSAC East First Team, and was the PSAC East Player of the Year.
Looking ahead to next year, Ford, Sadowski and Morgan Klunk (Fr. G) will be three players to watch, as they all made large contributions to the Huskies this past season. Sadowski had a breakout year, averaging 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in almost 23 minutes per game.
Ford will look to continue her strong play, as she averaged 16 points, six assists and 6.3 rebounds per game in the tournament. She was named to the All-PAC Second Team.
Klunk will look to build on a solid freshman season, in which she averaged 6.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.
For head coach Bill Cleary, this is his fourth straight season coaching the Huskies to 20 wins or more. He was the PSAC East Coach of the Year for the second time in his six years at Bloomsburg.