by Mary Lakhan

On Thursday evening the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (4-8, 0-1) fell to the Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights 57-62 at the Pope Physical Education Center, Brooklyn, NY.

The Knights opened the game with an 8-2 lead over the Terriers. However, on a 6-0 run, the Terriers would soon equalize. They would end the first quarter with a three-point lead (17-14). In the second quarter, the Knights limited the Terriers to eight points while they recorded 14. On a 6-0 run, they would take the lead into the third quarter, 25-28.

In the third, the Knights would extend their third to double digits. They held a 14-point (27-41) lead over the Terriers at 5:06, their largest lead of the game. On a fastbreak, scoring a three-point shot, freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic brought the Terriers five points away from equalizing. The Knights adding to their lead ending the third quarter with an 11-point lead, 36-47. In the fourth quarter, the Terriers worked their way back, narrowing the lead to three points but the Knights would take the game 57-62.

Senior guard/forward Lauren Francillon led the Knights with 17 points in 19 minutes. She recorded six rebounds and three blocks.

Sophomore guard Lindsey Mack finished with 15 points in 40 minutes of play. She also finished with two rebounds and scored five of eight attempted three-point shots.

Freshman guard Maria Rotes tallied seven points in 31 minutes. She grabbed seven rebounds and assisted in two baskets.

Sophomore guard Rachael Niles and junior forward Madison Stanley recorded a combined 18 points. Niles recorded nine points, five rebounds, five assists and landed a perfect four shots at the free-throw line in 37 minutes of play. Stanley recorded nine points, five rebounds, and four assists.

For the Terriers, freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic led her team with a high of 19 points in 29 minutes. She recorded eight rebounds and two steals.

Senior guard Jade Johnson and junior forward Ally Lassen both recorded 14 points. In 39 minutes, Johnson recorded 14 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Lassen recorded 14 points, eight rebounds, and two assists in 37 minutes of play.

Junior forward Abby Anderson and freshman forward Jenna Jordan finished with a combined 10 points. Anderson finished with eight points and two assists in 22 minutes. Jordan finished with two points and five rebounds in 21 minutes.

The Terriers will be back in action on Wednesday, January 8, at the Pope Physical Education Center, Brooklyn Heights, NY. They host the Long Island University Sharks. Game tips off at 7.p.m.

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