WRITTEN BY JUSTIN WORSLEY
Danielle Douglas and Meredith Soper combined for 30 points as Bryant put away St. Francis College 55-45 on Saturday.
St. Francis (3-19, 2-9 in NEC) led 21-18 in the first half until Bryant (13-9, 6-5) went on a 14-3 run in the final five minutes of the half to permanently take the lead.
Freshman Jaymee Veney had a hot start for the Lady Terriers, scoring six of the team’s first 11 points, but also found herself in early foul trouble and was used sparingly for the rest of the game. Veney scored eight points in 15 minutes of action.
Bryant opened the second half with a 6-0 run and took a game-high 14-point lead. St. Francis was limited to just 13 points in the second half.
Soper finished just shy of a double-double with 14 points and eight rebounds. Douglas added 16 points and five assists.
Sarah Benedetti led St. Francis in scoring with 13, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line. Jessica Kaufman also added eight points and seven boards.
St. Francis will stay home to host Central Connecticut State (10-12, 4-7) on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Bryant stays in Brooklyn to take on LIU on Monday also at 7 p.m.