by Mary Lakhan

Monday evening at Moon Township, PA, the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team (5-10, 1-3) were defeated by the Robert Morris Colonials (9-6, 4-0) 44-69. 

The contest started with the Terriers taking the lead on a 5-0 run.  At 2:37, the Colonials equalized at 8-8 and went on to take a two-point lead with a good layup by sophomore guard Esther Castedo. The Terriers would immediately tie the contest and end the first quarter with a good three from freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic, 13-10.

In the second quarter, the Colonials on a 6-0 run took the lead, 15-16 as they went on to outscore the Terriers, 23-28. The Colonials tallied 18 points limiting the Terriers to 10 points within the quarter.

Entering the second half, the Colonials stormed the third quarter as they limited the Terriers to one point. On a 21-1 run, the Colonials took the third quarter, 24-49. In the fourth quarter, the Colonials recorded their largest lead of the contest, 24-52, within the first two minutes of play.

The Terriers made an effort to cut the lead as they recorded two points within the quarter. The Colonials, also recording 20 points, took the quarter 44-69.

Top performers for the Colonials were Nneka Ezeigbo, Honoka Ikematsu, and Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu.

Senior center Nneka Ezeigo led her team with a double-double. She recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes of play.

Junior guard Honoka Ikematsu finished with nine points in 26 minutes. She also finished with three rebounds, four assists, and scored three of five attempted three-pointers.

Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu tallied eight points in 15 minutes of play. She also finished with 10 rebounds and two blocks.

For the Terriers, junior forward Ally Lassen led her team with 15 points in 29 minutes. She also grabbed three rebounds.

Senior guard Jade Johnson finished with nine points in 38 minutes. She also finished with six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and landed three perfect free-throws.

Freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic finished with seven points in32 minutes. She also finished with five rebounds, five assists, five steals, and landed two perfect shots at the free-throw line.

Junior forward Abby Anderson and freshman Cayln Richardson finished with a combined five points. Anderson finished with two points, five rebounds, and one assist in 25 minutes of play. Richardson finished with three points, two rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 18 minutes.

The Terriers will be back in action on Saturday, January 18, as they face Wagner at the Spiro Sports Center, Staten Island, NY. Game tips off at 1 p.m.

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