WRITTEN BY DAVID MENZE
Hackensack, NJ — Point guard Jasmin Robinson led all players with 20 points and 13 rebounds as the St. Francis College Terrier Women defeated the Knights of Fairleigh Dickinson University 62-47 on Saturday.
Point guard Jasmin Robinson recorded a double-double in the victory over FDU and led all players with 20 points and 13 rebounds
Robinson, the 5’4” guard, had a carrer-high 11 defensive boards in the contest and converted 8-of-11 (72.7%) attempts from the charity-stripe. Jessica Kaufman added 15 points and eight rebounds as teammate Kim Snauwaert chipped in with 11 points for the Terriers.
Mariyah Laury was the only player in double-figures for FDU with 18 points while playing all 40 minutes in the game. Desiree Crawford and Erika Livermore scored seven points apiece.
St. Francis was leading 11-9 at the 12:41 mark in the first half but Laury gave FDU a 18-13 advantage after sparking a 9-2 run. The Terriers stormed back however, with a 12-2 spurt in the closing minutes and led 26-23 at halftime.
At the 16:38 mark in the second half, St. Francis widened their lead to 36-26 following an assist and score from Snauwaert to Kaufman.
The Knights kept fighting but couldn’t stop the Terriers as they took the biggest lead of the game, 55-40, with just two minutes remaining.
Snauwaert later sealed the game with a lay-up to put the Terriers up 62-47 with 13 seconds left.
St. Francis (4-24 overall, 3-14 NEC) snapped a seven-game skid with the victory. They finish in 11th place in the conference standings and unfortunately won’t play in the post-season. Only the top eight teams make the playoffs.
Fairliegh Dickinson (13-13 overall, 8-9) enters the Northeast Conference Tournament as the #8 seed and will travel to play Sacred Heart in the Quarterfinals on Saturday, March 3.
The Terriers will conclude their season on the road in West Long Beach, New Jersey against Monmouth University on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:00p.m.