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Stagnant SFC loses to Fairfield 52-43

Written by Anthony Ruggiero on . Posted in Sport

The SFC women's basketball team (2-3) lost to the Fairfield Stags (5-1) 52-43 on Saturday, Dec. 1.

JaymeeKatelyn Linney led all scorers with 14 points on 5-for-15 shooting. SFC was up 22-20 at halftime but were not able to hold onto the slim lead.

Linney hit a three-pointer with 5:52 remaining in the second half to give Fairfield the 43-35 lead. SFC would pull within five after a pair of free-throws from Jasmin Robinson but were unable to take the lead again.

Jessica Kaufman hit a layup with 3:12 left in the second half. At that point SFC trailed 45-40. SFC would not score again until there was six seconds left on the clock after Sarah Benedetti hit a three-pointer.

Kaufman led the terriers in scoring with 12 points. As a team, SFC shot 30% from the field on 15-for-50 shooting. SFC was outscored in the second half 32-21.

The terriers struggled with their three-point shooting as well, connecting on three out of 16 three-pointers taken. SFC also turned the ball over 13 times. Eilidh Simpson had a career-high 11 rebounds.

The Stags improved their winning streak to five straight games and are now 4-0 at home. SFC now has lost three straight games after starting the season with two wins.

Fairfield didn't shoot the ball much better than the terriers. As a team the Stags shot 33% percent on 18-for-54 shooting. Fairfield takes on Lehigh University on Dec. 6. SFC plays the University of Pennsylvania on Dec 5 at home.

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