by Mary Lakhan
Saturday afternoon at the Spiro Sports Center on Staten Island, the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team (5-11, 1-4) fell to the Wagner College Seahawks (5-1, 1-4) 66-74.
To begin the contest, the Seahawks took a 15- point lead as they Terriers trailed behind, 4-19. However, with a three-pointer from junior guard Melody Van Ness, the Terriers went on a 13-3 run bringing the score to 17-22, and cutting the lead to five. With two back to back three-pointers from the Seahawks, they took the first quarter 17-28.
In the second quarter, the Terriers made multiple attempts to come back however they were outscored by the Seahawks 14-20. The score going into half time stood at 31-48.
Entering the third quarter, the Terriers stormed back as they limited the Seahawks to 12 points in the quarter. They started on a 16-4 run bringing the score to 47-52 and later went on an 8-2 run cutting the lead down to four, 54-60.
In the fourth quarter, the Terriers gave a strong effort to come back as they cut the lead down to as little as three however, they fell short as the Seahawks took the game 66- 74.
Top performers for the Seahawks were Alex Cowan, Alayshia Dailey, Khaleah Edwards, Morgan Lenahan, Janelle Mullen, and Emilija Krista Grava.
Freshman guard Alex Cowan and junior guard Alayshia Dailey led their team with 13 points. Cowan finished with 13 points, four rebounds, eight assists, two perfect free-throws and scored three of four attempted three-pointers in 38 minutes. Dailey finished with 13 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and also scored three of four attempted three-pointers in 29 minutes.
Junior guard/forward Khaleah Edwards finished with 12 points in 34 minutes. She grabbed three rebounds, assisted in four baskets and landed four perfect shots at the free-throw line.
Redshirt junior guard Morgan Lenahan finished with 11 points in 27 minutes. She also finished with four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Redshirt senior Janelle Mullen and sophomore forward Emilija Krista Grava finished with a combined 14 points. Mullen finished with eight points, four rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes of play. Krista Grava finished with six points, six rebounds, one assist, one block, and two steals in 17 minutes of play.
For the Terriers, junior forward Ally Lassen led her team with 19 points in 35 minutes. She also recorded six rebounds, one assist, one steal and landed nine of 12 free-throws.
Freshman forward Jenna Jordan finished with 15 points in 34 minutes. she grabbed six rebounds, assisted in one basket, recorded one steal and landed three of six shots at the free-throw line.
Freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic finished with 11 points in 36 minutes. She grabbed five rebounds, assisted in four baskets, and recorded two steals.
Junior forward Abby Anderson and freshman guards Alyssa Fisher and Cayln Richardson tallied a combined 18 points. Anderson recorded three points, four rebounds, and one assist in 14 minutes.
Fisher recorded eight points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and landed four of six free-throws in 34 minutes. Richardson recorded seven points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals, and landed two perfect shots at the free-throw line.
The Terriers will be back in action on Monday, January 20, at the Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, Maryland as they face off against Mount St. Mary’s. Game tips off at 4 p.m.