By: Mary Lakhan
Thursday evening at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team fell to Pacific 62-71 in their second of a three-game road trip.
Pacific immediately took control as they went on a 12-0 run at the beginning of the contest. With a good jump shot from Jade Johnson, the Terriers recorded their first two points of the contest. They then went on a 14-5 run to make an impressive comeback to end the first quarter, 14-17.
In the second quarter at 5:41, Ally Lassen with a good layup brought the Terriers one-point away from equalizing with Pacific however, Pacific kept the lead as they finished at halftime 32-35. Jade Johnson with a good three-point shot leveled the score immediately at the start of the third quarter. Pacific, on a 13-3 run, took a 10-point lead 38-48 (their largest of the contest). They went on to take the third quarter 44-52. In the fourth quarter, the Terriers tried to come back, but Pacific would maintain their lead as they went on to take the contest 62-71.
Junior guard Valerie Higgins led Pacific with a high of 25 points in 32 minutes. She also recorded eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and landed a perfect six free-throw shots.
Senior guard Jessica Blakeslee finished with 13 points, four rebounds and scored three of four three-point shots.
Junior guard Isabel Newman and sophomore guard Kaylin Randhawa finished with a combined 16 points. Newman finished with nine points, two assists and two steals in 14 minutes. Randhawa finished with seven points, two rebounds and landed three of four free-throw shots in 25 minutes.
For the Terriers, senior guard Jade Johnson led with 23 points in 40 minutes. She also scored five of 10 three-point shots and recorded two steals.
Junior forward Ally Lassen finished with 21 points in 33 minutes. She recorded seven rebounds, two steals and landed 11 of 14 free-throw shots.
Freshman guards Alyssa Fisher, forward Jenna Jordan and guard Nevena Dimitrijevic finished with a combined 15 points. Fisher finished with six points, and two rebounds in 30 minutes. Jordan finished with five points, and six rebounds in 28 minutes. Dimitrijevic finished with four points, two rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes.
The Terriers will be back in action on Friday, December 20, at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, NV, as they take on Georgia Southern. Game tips off at 2:30 p.m. (PT)/5:30 p.m. (ET).