by Mary Lakhan

Saturday afternoon at the Pope Physical Education Center, the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team (5-13, 1-6) were defeated by the Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash (8-11, 6-2) by a score of 59-67. The Terriers are currently holds 10th place in the NEC Conference with Robert Morris Colonials first and the Red Flash in second place.

The contest started with Terriers trailing by three points as the Red Flash recorded the first three points of the contest. However, tying the game at 3-3, the Terriers took the lead on an 11-3 run. They went on to take the first quarter 16-12.

In the second quarter, the Red Flash immediately tied the game on a 4-0 run bringing the score to 16-16. Both teams then went head to head exchanging the lead. Within the last three minutes of the quarter, Abby Anderson with a layup and Nevena Dimitrijevic with a jumper and layup took the Terriers into halftime with a 33-30 lead.

Entering the third quarter, the Red Flash took the lead on a 14-4 run, bringing the score to 39-44. On a 4-0 run, the Terriers ended the quarter with a one-point deficit, 43-44.

In the fourth quarter, the Red Flash scored 23 points limiting the Terriers to 16 points. At 5:27, the Terriers tied the game at 48-48 however on a 14-4 run the Red Flash would distance themselves taking a double-digit lead, 52-62. They would go and to take the contest 59-67.

Top performers from the Red Flash were Katie Dettwiller, Jada Dapaa, Karson Swogger, and Jenna Mastellone.

Freshman center/forward Katie Dettwiller led her team with a high of 17 points in 22 minutes. She grabbed nine rebounds, recorded one block and landed three of four free-throw shots.

Sophomore center Jada Dapaa finished with 12 points in 30 minutes. She recorded eight rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal.

Junior guards Karson Swogger and Jenna Mastellone both finished with nine points. Swogger finished also finished with five rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 36 minutes. Mastellone finished with nine rebounds, and one assist in 27 minutes of play.

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

Freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic led with 15 points in 37 minutes. She also finished with five rebounds, six assists, two steals, and landed two perfect shots at the free-throw line.

Freshman guard Alyssa Fisher finished with 11 points in 32 minutes. She grabbed four rebounds, assisted in one basket, recorded one steal, and scored five or six shots at the free-throw line.

Freshman guard Cayln Richardson finished with nine points in 31 minutes. She also finished with two rebounds, and one assist.

Freshman forward Jenna Jordan and junior forwards Ally Lassen and Abby Anderson finished with a combined 22 points. Jordan finished with six points, and five rebounds in 19 minutes.

Lassen finished with eight points, four rebounds, and one assist in 34 minutes. Anderson finished with eight points, two rebounds, one assist, and three steals in 27 minutes.

The Terriers will be back in action on Monday, January 27, as they host the Robert Morris Colonials at the Pope Physical Education Center. Game tips off at 7 p.m.

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