by Mary Lakhan

Monday evening inside the Pope Physical Education Center, the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team (5-14, 1-7) fell to the Robert Morris Colonials (13-6, 8-0) by a score of 59-70. The Colonials currently holds first place in the NEC Conference while the Terriers are 10th in the Conference.

The contest began with both the Terriers and Colonials going head to head. However, with two seconds on the clock, Nina Augustin with a three-point would take the first half for the Colonials, 19-21.

Entering the second quarter, the Colonials stormed it as they scored 20 points limiting the Terriers to seven. They went on an early 14-0 run taking a double-digit lead, 19-35. The Terriers in attempts to make a comeback would go on a 5-0 run cutting the lead to 24-35. However the Colonials would end the second quarter on a 6-2 run, 26-41.

In the third and fourth quarter, the Terriers would outscore the Colonials 22-19 and 11-10 respectively, in their attempts to come back. On a 7-0 run, the Terriers ended the third quarter 48-60. They entered the fourth on 6-0 as they cut the lead down to as little as six, 54-60. However, on a 10-5 run, the Colonials ended the contest 59-70.

Top performers from the Colonials were Isabella Posset, Nina Augustin, Nneka Ezeigbo, and Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu.

Sophomore guard Isabella Posset led her team with 15 points in 34 minutes. She also finished with four rebounds, two assists, one block, three steals, and scored three of seven attempted three-pointers.

Junior guard Nina Augustin finished with 12 points in 33 minutes. She grabbed two rebounds, assisted in five baskets, and scored three of five attempted three-pointers.

Senior center Nneka Ezeigbo finished with 10 points in 22 minutes. She also finished with eight rebounds, and one steal.

Junior center Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu led her team with nine rebounds in 18 minutes. She also recorded eight points, one assist, and three steals.

For the Terriers, top performers were Ally Lassen, Alyssa Fisher, Nevena Dimitrijevic, and Abby Anderson.

Junior forward Ally Lassen led with 16 points in 34 minutes. She grabbed five rebounds, one steal, and landed four of six free-throws.

Freshman guard Alyssa Fisher finished with 14 points in 33 minutes. She also finished with one rebound, three assists, one block, two steals, and scored two of three free-throw shots.

Freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic finished with 10 points in 35 minutes. She grabbed six rebounds, assisted in six baskets, recorded one steal, and scored two of three free-throws.

Junior forward Abby Anderson finished with nine points in 28 minutes. She grabbed three rebounds, recorded one steal, scored her lonesome free-throw, and scored two of three attempted three-pointers.

The Terriers will be back in action on Saturday, February 1, at the Pope Physical Education Center, Brooklyn Heights, NY, as they host the Sacred Heart Pioneers. Game tips off at 1 p.m.

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