by Mary Lakhan

Monday evening inside the Chace Athletic Center, the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team (6-17, 2-10) were defeated by the Bryant University Bulldogs (7-15, 5-6) by a score of 59-78.

Currently, the Terriers lie nearly at the bottom of the NEC as they are in 10th place. They must better their standing within their six remaining games to make the NEC Tournament playoffs.

In the first quarter, the Terriers recorded the first two points of the contest at 7:22. Thereafter they went on a 6-0 run taking a 10-5 lead. On a 10-1 run, the Bulldogs would take the lead to end the quarter 11-15.

With a jumper from freshman forward Jenna Jordan, the Terriers would cut the lead to one with 6:44 on the clock in the second quarter. Within the next two minutes, the Terriers would tie the contest at 25-25 off a three-pointer from Nevena Dimitrijevic. Both teams would go head-to-head until the end. However, the Bulldogs get the last lead in the head-to-head game, 33-36.

In the third quarter, the Bulldogs went on a 10-7 run to extend their lead to double digits, 40-50. The Terriers went head-to-head with the Bulldogs as they tried to keep them within a single-digit lead. The quarter ended with the Bulldogs taking a 48-57 lead.

In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs limited the Terriers to only 11 points within the quarter. They went on a 16-9 run taking the score to 57-73. Thereafter, on a 5-0 run, they would end the contest 59-78.

Top performers from the Bulldogs were Sydney Holloway, Nicole Gallagher, Brooke Bjelko, and Taty LaFrance Boyce.

Senior guard/forward Sydney Holloway led with a double-double in 34 minutes. She recorded 22 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, assisted in one basket, recorded two blocks and one steal, and landed four of six shots at the free-throw line.

Freshman guard Nicole Gallagher finished with 15 points in 37 minutes. She also finished with four rebounds, two assists, scored four of five attempted three-pointers and landed one of two shots at the free-throw line.

Junior center Brooke Bjelko finished with 13 points in 24 minutes. She grabbed six rebounds, assisted in two baskets, recorded four blocks and two steals, and scored a lonesome shot at the free-throw line.

Senior guard Taty Lafrance Boyce tallied 13 points in 28 minutes. She grabbed eight rebounds, assisted in three baskets, recorded three steals, and landed five of seven shots at the free-throw line.

From the Terries, top performers were Nevena Dimitrijevic, Jenna Jordan, Abby Anderson, and Ally Lassen.

Freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic led her team with a career-high of 31 points in 36 minutes. She recorded 15 points within the first half and later recorded 16 points in the second half. Dimitrijevic grabbed three rebounds, assisted in five baskets, recorded three steals, scored two of nine attempted three-pointers, and landed one of two shots at the free-throw line.

Freshman forward Jenna Jordan finished with 11 points in 21 minutes. She grabbed three rebounds, recorded one steal, and landed five of six shots at the free-throw line.

Junior forward Abby Anderson tallied seven points in 27 minutes. She grabbed six rebounds, assisted in one basket, recorded one steal, and landed three of four shots at the free-throw line.

Junior forward Ally Lassen recorded four points in 31 minutes. She grabbed five rebounds, assisted in one basket, recorded two steals, and landed two of four shots at the free-throw line.

The Terriers will be back in action on Saturday, February 10, at the Steinberg Wellness Center, Brooklyn, New York, as they take on the LIU Sharks. Game tips off at 2 p.m.

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