Women’s Basketball Opens up Season at Chuck Resler Tournament

Alayna Arnolie '26 playing in the Chuck Resler Tournament. (Photo Courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics)

Alayna Arnolie ’26 playing in the Chuck Resler Tournament. (Photo Courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics)

By David Goldman, Sports Editor

Gettysburg women’s basketball tipped off their season this past weekend at the Chuck Resler Tournament in Rochester, NY. The Bullets managed to split, with a loss to Baldwin Wallace and a win against Allegheny.

In the first game, Gettysburg came out firing and jumped out to an early 10-0 lead through just four minutes of play. The Yellow Jackets managed to get on the board, but the Bullets still held a commanding 13-2 lead after the first quarter.

Alayna Arnolie ’26 and Caitlyn Priore ’24 each put up five straight points to begin the second quarter to stretch their lead to 23-2. However, Baldwin Wallace battled back and went on a 9-0 run to close the gap. The Bullets were clinging on to a 27-16 lead at the end of the half.

Arnolie gave the team a spark, as she put up five straight points again to begin the third quarter. The Yellow Jackets managed to go on another run though and cut the lead to 38-31. Emily Violante ’25 cashed in a pair of free throws to give Gettysburg some breathing room, but Baldwin Wallace would not be denied a comeback. They closed out the third quarter with a couple of threes to make it a three-point margin going into the fourth quarter.

Another rain of threes gave the Yellow Jackets their first lead of the game with under nine minutes to play in the fourth. Gettysburg struggled to score down the stretch and lost by a score of 58-51.

Lucky for the Bullets, they had a chance for redemption the next day when they faced off against Allegheny in their second game of the tournament. The two teams started off the game by trading points until AB Holsinger ’26 and Violante each hit threes to increase Gettysburg’s lead to nine. Allegheny managed to go on a 7-0 run shortly after to tie the game at the end of the first quarter.

Some timely scoring in the second quarter put the Bullets back on top, but the Gators fought back to within two. The Bullets again found a way to pull away and went into halftime with a 43-36 lead.

Gettysburg went on an impressive 12-0 run in the third that only took six minutes to complete. In the fourth, the Bullets really took command and did not let Allegheny get within 16 points for the remainder of the game. A couple of triples from Tatum Murray ’27 and Arnolie and a two from Marah McHugh ’27 gave Gettysburg a 22-point lead with under eight minutes to go. The Gators could not recover from the deficit and the orange and blue secured a 86-66 victory for their first win of the season.

Author: David Goldman

David Goldman ’24 is an economics major with a business and data science double minor. He has served as a sports writer for The Gettysburgian since freshman year. On campus, he is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and works for the athletic communications office.

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