by Mary Lakhan

Monday evening the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team (8-20, 4-13) fell to the Merrimack Warriors in their home season final by a score of 54-72. The Terriers were unable to qualify for the NEC Tournament however, they have one game remaining to conclude their 2019-2020 season.

The Warriors took the first quarter on a 19-9 run. They would extend their lead to 14 points at the end of the second quarter, 20-34. Entering the third quarter, the Terriers would go on a 6-0 run cutting the led to a single-digit, 26-34. However, the Warriors take their lead to double digits at the end of the quarter, 36-47.

In the fourth quarter at 5:16, Terriers’ guard Nevena Dimitrijevic was forced to leave the contest due to an injury. The Warriors continued adding to their lead as they took the contest with an 18-point lead, 54-72.

Top performers from the Warriors were Denia Davis-Stewart, Alana Fursman, and Courtney Clasen,

Senior forward Denia Davis-Stewart led her team with a triple-double in 39 minutes. She recorded 25 points, 18 rebounds, 10 blocks, three assists, two steals, scored three of six shots at the free-throw line.

Freshman Alana Fursman finished with 15 points in 31 minutes. She grabbed three rebounds, assisted in three baskets, recorded one steal, and scored three perfect three-pointers.

Graduate forward Courtney Clasen finished with 14 points in 36 minutes. She grabbed seven rebounds, assisted in seven baskets, recorded two blocks and one steal.

From the Terriers, top performers were Abby Anderson, Ally Lassen, Nevena Dimitrijevic, and Melody Van Ness.

Junior forward Abby Anderson recorded her second double-double in her career history in 33 minutes. She tallied 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and scored a lonesome free-throw.

Junior forward Ally Lassen also finished with a double-double. She recorded 17 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and landed five of seven shots at the free-throw line in 25 minutes of play.

Freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic finished with seven points in 31 minutes. She grabbed six rebounds, assisted in five baskets, and scored one of four attempted three-pointers before leaving the contest due to an injury.

Junior guard Melody Van Ness finished with six points in 19 minutes. She grabbed two rebounds, assisted in one basket, and scored two of three attempted three-pointers.

The Terriers will be back in action on Thursday, March 5, as they take on Central Connecticut State at the Detrick Gymnasium in New Britain, CT. Game tips off at 7 p.m.

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