by Mary Lakhan

Saturday afternoon the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team (8-19, 4-12) were defeated by the Sacred Heart Pioneers (10-17, 7-9) by a score of 63-83. This loss for the Terriers killed their hopes of entering the NEC Tournament playoffs starting on March 9 however, they have two conference games left.

Inside the Pope Physical Education Center, the Pioneers took an early 4-0 lead. The Terriers, however, would soon tie the contest 4-4. On an 8-4 run, the Pioneers distanced themselves but Nevena Dimitrijevic with seven consecutive points would yet again tie the contest, 12-12. On a 15-6 run, the Pioneers would end the first quarter 18-27.

In the second quarter, the Pioneers extended their lead to double digits at 7:19 as Allyson scored her second three-pointer for the contest, 23-35. They would take the quarter with a 16-point lead, 36-52.

In the third quarter, the Pioneers took a 23-point lead however the Terriers, in efforts to cut the lead, went on an 8-0 run cutting the lead to a 16-point lead, 53-69. In the fourth quarter, the Pioneers went on a 15-10  run to end the contest, 63-84, booking their ticket to the NEC Tournament playoffs.

Top performers from the Pioneers were Adrianne Hagood, Jayla Davis, Allyson Murphy, Nikki Johnson, and Olivia Dabney.

Junior guard Adrianne Hagood finished with a high of 22 points in 31 minutes. She grabbed one rebound, assisted in two baskets, and scored six of nine attempted three-pointers.

Junior guard Jayla Davis finished with 21 points in 28 minutes. She recorded two rebounds, six assists, one block, two steals, scored tow of six attempted three-pointers, and landed three of four shots at the free-throw line.

Senior guard Allyson Murphy finished with 13 points in 21 minutes. She grabbed one rebound, scored three of five attempted three-pointers, and landed a perfect four shots at the free-throw line.

Redshirt senior guard Nikki Johnson finished with eight points in 22 minutes. She also finished with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, scored one of four attempted three-pointers and scored a lonesome free-throw.

Junior guard/forward Olivia Dabney finished with seven points. She grabbed 10 rebounds, assisted in seven baskets recorded two blocks and three steals, scored one of six attempted three-pointers, and landed two perfect shots at the free-throw line.

 Form the Terriers, top performers were Nevena Dimitrijevic, Ally Lassen, Alyssa Fisher, Jenna Jordan, and Melody Van Ness.

Freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic led her team with 20 points in 29 minutes. She grabbed three rebounds, assisted in four baskets, recorded one steal, scored two perfect three-pointers, and landed six perfect free-throws.

Junior forward Ally Lassen finished with 17 points in 28 minutes. She grabbed eight rebounds, assisted in one basket, recorded one steal, and landed three of six shots at the free-throw line.

Freshman guard Alyssa Fisher finished with 12 points in 28 minutes. She grabbed one rebound, assisted in one basket, recorded two steals, scored two of three attempted three-pointers, and landed four perfect shots at the free-throw line.

Freshman forward Jenna Jordan finished with seven points in 33 minutes. She grabbed 11 rebounds, recorded a career-high of three assists, and three blocks. She also scored three of four shots at the free-throw line.

Junior guard Melody Van Ness finished with seven points in 20 minutes. She grabbed two rebounds and scored one of four attempted three-pointers.

The Terriers will be back in action on Monday, March 2, as they host the Merrimack Warriors at the Pope Physical Education Center, Brooklyn Heights, New York. Game tips off at 7 p.m.

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