by Mary Lakhan

Wednesday evening at the Pope Physical Education Center, the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team (5-8, 1-1) and the Long Island University Sharks faced off in the 27th annual battle of Brooklyn.  The Terriers prevailed of the Sharks 88-63 winning their first NEC contest.

In the first quarter, both teams were head to head however the Terriers on a 4-1 run took the lead 20-16. In the second quarter, the Terriers extended their lead with freshman guard Alyssa Fisher taking them to a double-digit lead at 6:15. At halftime, they led 48-34.

Entering the third quarter, the Terriers added to their lead and in the fourth quarter, they recorded their largest lead of the contest, 88-61. The Terriers took the contest 88-63.

Top performers for Terriers were Jade Johnson, Nevena Dimitrijevic, Melody Van Ness, Ally Lassen, and Alyssa Fisher.

Senior guard Jade Johnson top-scored with 25 points in 33 minutes. She also recorded nine rebounds, two assists and landed six perfect shots at the free-throw line.

Freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic recorded a double-double with 14 points and 15 assists in 36 minutes. She also recorded nine rebounds and landed five of six free throws.

Redshirt junior guard Melody Van Ness recorded a career-high of 16 points in 19 minutes of play. She scored four of five attempted three-point shots.

Junior forward Ally Lassen finished with 13 points in 25 minutes. She also finished with five rebounds, two blocks and landed five of seven free throws.

Freshman guard Alyssa Fisher finished with 10 points in 19 minutes. She also grabbed three rebounds and landed four perfect free-throw shots.

The Terriers have risen to 14-13 in the all-time battle with the trophy for the most valuable player staying with the Terriers. This trophy was awarded to freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic.

The Terriers will be back in action on Saturday, January 11, as they face the Saint Francis University Red Flash at Loretto, PA. Game tips off at 4 p.m.

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