Women's Game Recaps #7 - 11/19/19

  • Tuesday’s action saw the NE10 go 2-0 and the CACC split with the PSAC…
  • Briana Wong tallied a career-best 25 points (10-13 FG, 4-4 3FG) and dished out six assists to lead Pace to an 89-53 win at Concordia. Her performance was part of a strong shooting effort from the Setters (51% FG; 8-20 3FG) as they led virtually all the way. After posting a modest 13-9 lead after one frame, Pace tossed in the first fourteen points of the second period to stretch the gap to 27-9 and they pulled into the half on top, 41-21. A 13-2 run highlighted a big third period as they blew the game open to the tune of a 71-36 advantage. Over the second and third quarters Pace dropped in 58 points while shooting 22-29 from the field (almost 76%), holding the Clippers to just 27 points over the same span. Jackie DelliSanti (15 points, 6 boards) and Lauren Hackett (14 points) added depth for Pace, which defended well enough to keep the Clippers at 32% from the floor and 5-23 from three-point land. Nicole Nicholson led Concordia with 16 points yet could not prevent their seventh straight loss, tied with Bridgeport for the longest current slide in the region.
  • Le Moyne dominated the fourth quarter to repel Roberts Wesleyan, 64-43, riding an 18-0 bomb to create a comfortable lead in the late going. Until then the Redhawks stayed right with the Dolphins despite LC leading all the way. A 32-25 halftime lead for Le Moyne was trimmed to 42-38 after three periods but they did score the last hoop of the third quarter, presaging their killer run. Once it was finished they led 58-38 with 5:14 to go and they eventually battered RWC 22-5 in the fourth stanza, during which they made 8-12 shots and kept the Redhawks to a 2-14 showing at the other end. Emma Brinker led the Dolphins with a personal-best 23 points (9-12 FG, 5-6 FT) while Liz Millea (15 points) and McKayla Roberts (11 points, 9 boards, 9 dimes) played key roles in support. Emily Miller (13 points, 7 caroms) topped the RWC scoring but they were second-best from the field (LC, 44%-31% FG), at the line (LC 11-13; RWC 4-4 FT) and off the glass (LC, 43-29), snapping a two-game upturn.
  • Zoe Zerman’s three-pointer with 1:24 left put Kutztown ahead to stay in their 65-61 win over Jefferson in one of the PSAC-CACC clashes on Tuesday. The Golden Bears (1-3) and the Rams were never separated by more than five points in this hard-fought contest with each team enjoying brief moments in the ascendancy. KU led 38-36 at the break but the Rams rallied to go ahead after three periods, 51-49. An 8-0 spurt keyed by Rylee Derr (22 points, 6 boards, 5 assists; 5-8 3FG) sent Kutztown into a 59-55 lead with 3:53 left but Jefferson quickly tied the game at 59 (2:44), an Alynna Williams (11 points) trey doing the honors. Zerman broke the deadlock for keeps, although Maddie Haney’s (13 points; 3-3 3FG) basket drew Jefferson within 62-61 at the 1:02 mark. Derr dropped in three foul shots in the remaining time to lock it up for the Golden Bears and get them into the win column for the first time this season. Haley Meinel led the Rams scoring with 14 points.
  • A boffo fourth quarter did the trick for Nyack in their 70-57 win over Mansfield in the other PSAC-CACC tilt, as the Warriors put up a 10-2 run (including a trio of three-pointers) to begin the period, turning a two-point game into a 57-47 lead. The surge eventually morphed into a 19-7 run (66-52, 1:14), giving Nyack a chance to enjoy the final moments. Jasmine Cruse (18 points, 15 boards; 7-8 FG, 4-6 FT) sparkled for the Warriors and solid work from Yamalis Vilegas (13 points) and Kyla Given (12 points, 8 boards) backed her up as they ruled the backboards (50-24) against the Mountaineers (2-2). Sydney Reed (12 points) topped a trio of double figure scorers for Mansfield but it wasn’t enough to stem the Warriors fourth quarter onslaught.
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