WRITTEN BY JOSEPH PRATASIEWICZ
Final: St. Francis women’s basketball team beat Mount St. Mary’s 52-47 pushing their record to 10-2.
Recap: The Terriers got their first conference win Saturday afternoon beating Mount St. Mary’s. This win makes it six in a row for the Terriers.
Terriers got off to a slow start in the beginning of the game. They were shooting 29.4 percent from the field hitting only 5-17. The team could not find an offensive rhythm.
The team was not playing to their usual standards. At the end of the first half the Terriers committed 10 turnovers.
They also allowed Mount St. Mary’s to grab 7 offensive rebounds. This wasn’t the team we are use to seeing.
The second half didn’t look good for the Terriers at one point they were down 34-26. Soon after the Terriers went on a 13-0 run.
Junior guard Eilidh Simpson scored a team high 15 points for the Terriers. She was even able to grab 4 rebounds.
Junior forward Jaymee Veney put up 14 points and snag 8 rebounds in only 23 minutes of game play.
Mount St. Mary’s did try their best to snap the Terriers win streak. Senior guard Sydeny Henderson got a double-double. She had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The Terriers did a great job locking her up on defense. Sydeny shot 5-17 from the field and the Terriers forced her to turn the ball over three times.
What caught the Terriers by surprise was Mount St. Mary’s Senior guard Ashley Christie. She had 13 points and shot 5-9 from the field.
This was a great win for the Terriers because it was their first conference game of the season.
The Terriers are now one win away from tying last seasons win total.
Their next game will be on the road this Monday and they will play Fairleigh Dickinson University who is 1-11 this season.
Preview: The St. Francis College women play their first NEC conference game today. The women will take on Mount St. Mary’s who are 5-7 this season.
If the Terriers win today they will accomplish a lot. They would become the first team in their conference to reach ten wins.
Today’s win will also extend their win streak to six and improve their home record to 6-0. The Terriers can achieve all this with some of their key players.
Terriers Sophomore guard Leah Fechko was named College Sports Madness NEC Player of the Week on December 30. This award is generally given to a player who has the greatest impact to their team from each confernce on a national basis.
In the Terriers last game against the Delaware Hornets Leah got her second career double-double. She had 11 points and a career high 13 rebounds. She was three assists shy from a triple-double.
For the season Leah is averaging 8.5ppg and 7.1rpg.
If the Terriers want to continue their win streak they will have to shutdown Mount St. Mary’s Senior guard Sydney Henderson.
Sydney is averaging 18.9ppg and 4.8rpg. She had a season high 28 points against American college.
The Terriers will need to find a way to contain Sydney. She has scored at least twenty or more points in seven games this season.
Today marks the first of many conference games for the Terriers so it would be nice to start on the right foot.