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Collins leads Bucknell victory

Cecelia Collins has been one of the country’s most efficient scorers among freshmen National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s basketball players.

Collins scored a team-high 16 points Tuesday night when Bucknell went on the road and came away with a 55-48 victory over Iona.

The 6-foot freshman guard from Scranton Prep and the NEPA Elite Clark 17U AAU team played a team-high 37 minutes and went 5-for-9 from the floor, 2-for-6 from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the foul line.

Collins hit her highs for points and rebounds (five) during the game in which the Bisons improved to 2-2 on the season. That effort left her third among the nation’s freshmen in points per shot attempt.

Through four games, Collins is averaging 10.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. She is 14-for-30 from the floor (46.7 percent), 4-for-13 (30.8 percent) on 3-pointers and 8-for-9 (88.9 percent) from the line.

Bucknell is in Burlington, Vt. for the TD Bank Classic Saturday and Sunday. The Bison take on North Dakota Saturday and either Brown or Vermont Sunday.

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