by Mary Lakhan
Saturday afternoon inside the Pope Physical Education Center the St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Team (6-14, 2-7) ended their month-long losing streak as they defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers (8-12, 5-4) by a score of 71-70. The Terriers last recorded a conference win on January 8 against the LIU Sharks.
The contest started with the Terriers taking a 9-3 lead. On a 10-2 run, the Pioneers would soon take the lead 11-13. This lead would be short-lived as the Terriers would immediately go on a 7-2 run to take the lead into the second quarter 18-15. In the second quarter, both teams would good head to head with the Terriers coming out with a one-point lead at the end of the quarter, 38-37.
Entering the third quarter the Terriers and the Pioneers were back and forth. However, on a 5-2 run, the Terriers would take the quarter, 57-54. In the fourth quarter, both teams were head to head. At 1:55 the Terriers secured a five-point lead off a layup from Nevena Dimitrijevic, 71-66. In a desperate attempt to come back, the Pioneers went on a 4-0 run to cut the lead to one. The Terriers took the contest 71-70.
Top performers for the Pioneers were Adrianne Hagood, Olivia Dabney, Jayla Davis, and Abigail Kangudie.
Junior guard Adrianne Hagood her team with 26 points in 36 minutes. She also finished with two rebounds, two assists, one block, and scored three of nine three-pointers.
Junior guard/forward Olivia Dabney finished with 11 points in 39 minutes. She also finished with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and four steals.
Junior guard Jayla Davis finished with 10 points in 26 minutes. She finished with three rebounds and landed two of four free-throws.
Junior forward Abigail Kangudie finished with eight points in 27 minutes. She grabbed nine rebounds, recorded three blocks, one steal, and landed two perfect shots at the free-throw line.
For the Terriers, top performers were Ally Lassen, Nevena Dimitrijevic, Alyssa Fisher, and Jenna Jordan.
Junior forward Ally Lassen finished with a career-high of 30 points in 36 minutes. In the first half, she recorded 24 points and in the second half, she recorded six. She also grabbed five rebounds, assisted in two baskets, recorded three blocks, and landed eight from 10 shots at the free-throw line.
Freshman guard Nevena Dimitrijevic finished with 17 points in 40 minutes. She grabbed six rebounds, assisted in nine baskets, and recorded one steal.
Freshman guard Alyssa Fisher finished with 12 points in 34 minutes. She grabbed six rebounds, assisted in one basket, recorded one steal, and scored four of five attempted three-pointers.
Freshman forward Jenna Jordan finished with six points in 18 minutes. She also grabbed four rebounds and recorded one steal.
The Terriers will be back in action on Monday, February 3, as they take on the Merrimack Warriors at North Andover, Massachusetts. Gap tips off at 7 p.m.