by Nick Arias
The St. Francis Women’s basketball team (14-11, 8-4 NEC) were victorious in the 2ndannual ‘Battle of Brooklyn’ game this season over LIU Brooklyn (2-21, 1-11 NEC) with a final score of87-64.
Jade Johnson made the opening basket for the Terriers, assisted by Amy O’Neill, immediately following the opening tip-off of the game.
Since that play, the Terriers were able to outscore the Blackbirds by 8 points to end the first quarter shooting a total of 9-16 (56%) from the field and 100% (7-7) from the free throw line.
The Terriers maintained their lead in the game as they closed the first half with a 44-36 point deficit over LIU. Senior Amy O’Neill connected with a layup to beat the buzzer finishing the first half.
The lead continued to grow as the Terriers were able to finish the game with a 23 point victory over the Blackbirds. St. Francis had never trailed at any point in the second half of this game.
Following Johnson’s 31 point performance, Amy O’Neill finished today’s game with her second career triple-double ending with 16 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds.
After this win over LIU, the Terriers will improve with a record of 8-4 in conference play and remain in 4thplace.
The next game for the Terriers will be on Monday, February 18th, at 1:00pm against Central Connecticut State University.