WRITTEN BY AKEEM NELSON
St. Francis women’s basketball continues to stumble as the Mountaineers beat the Terriers 56-48 as their record now drops to (3-12) on the season.
The Terriers came out with swinging in the first half as they kept it a close game early in the first half. But as the first half went on they began to fall behind in the scoreboard as they could not score on multiple possessions.
Mountaineers guard Jacqueline Brewer had herself a game as she scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds during the contest. Her backcourt teammate Jenn Carney scored a game high 19 points and went a perfect 12 of 12 from the free throw line.
The Terriers backcourt could not match the numbers of the Mountaineer guards as they combined to score only 26 points. Guard Katie Fox went scoreless and 0-4 from the field from the game.
A bright spot for the Terriers would be the play of senior guard Eilidh Simpson who scored 18 points along with 3 rebounds while shooting 54% from the field. Senior forward Jaymee Veney reached a milestone in this game recording her 1,000th career point in the second half. Veney had a strong game for the Terriers; she contributed 13 points and 12 rebounds.
For the game the Terriers shot 40% but the killer for them would be their 1 for 12 performance from the three point land.
Though the Terriers did have a stronger second half it was too little too late which is becoming a theme for the season for this team. After scoring a pitiful 19 points in the entire first half, the Terriers responded in the second half by outscoring the mountaineers 29-26. But the 11 point deficit they faced in the first half turned out to be too steep for the Terriers to overcome and they fell short.
The next game for the Terriers will be against the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (3-11). This will be the first of two meetings against the two teams. The Knights are also bringing an extended losing streak into the matchup as they have fallen in their last 6 games.
This will be the second of four consecutive road games for the Terriers as they look to get a desperately needed win.