WRITTEN BY JULIA GIAMMONA

Basketball: St. Francis Brooklyn Women’s Basketball team beat Sacred Heart University 69-49.

Final: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers take the win against Sacred Heart University 69-49.

The lady Terriers came back with a victory after losing to Mount St. Mary’s this past Monday. They were able to improved their NEC record to 4-1, as they took today’s win against the Sacred Heart Pioneers.

Junior guard Eilidh Simpson was the star player this afternoon as she put up a total of 19 points, shooting 6-11 from the field and 3-7 from three. She had the second highest total rebounds (5) as junior forward Jaymee Veney had a total of eight rebounds. Venay contributed to the 69-49 win, scoring a total of 10 points within the 26 minutes she played.

Junior forward Sarah Benedetti played on the court today for the first time since she hurt her ankle during the LIU Blackbirds game at the Barclays Center. Benedetti played a total of 15 minutes and helped the Terriers win, scoring 3-6 from behind the line. She didn’t seem a hundred percent herself on the court, although she was successful from the three-point line.

Benedetti was not alone this afternoon because junior guard Katie Fox was 2-2 from three and senior guard Jasmin Robinson was 1-1 from behind the three-point line. St. Francis as a team scored a total of 43.5% from three and a total of 50.0% from the field.

As for the Sacred Heart University Pioneers, they were lacking in offense and defense. The Pioneers were just 32.1% from the field and only 17.6% from the three.

The Pioneers freshman forward Shelby Hickey scored a total of 12 points, the most any player on her team put up during today’s game. Hickey was 4-5 from the field and 3-4 from behind the line.

Sacred Heart University just couldn’t find their rhythm and fell to a 3-2 NEC record as St. Francis Brooklyn continues their home game winning streak and leads the Northeast Conference with a 4-1 record.

St. Francis Brooklyn’s next game will take place this Monday at Bryant University, where the Terriers will try to up their NEC record to 5-1.

Halftime: St. Francis Terriers were off to a very slow start but luckily found their groove before the end of the first half.

Junior guard Eilidh Simpson was the fist to put St. Francis on the board with a three pointer and hasn’t stopped. She is 5-6 from the field and 3-4 from behind the line. Simpson is the only player on the Terriers team with total points in double figures (16).

Junior forward Sarah Benedetti returned to the court after she sprained her ankle during the LIU game at the Barclays Center. She has played a total of seven minutes and scored one three-pointer.

Freshman forward Shelby Hickey from Sacred Heart University is their teams lead player. She is 3-3 from the field and 2-2 from behind the line.

As a team total St. Francis Brooklyn scoring is 52.2% from the field and 54.5% from the three-point line, as apposed to Sacred Heart University who is scoring 33.3% from the field and 22.2% from behind the line.

Simpson needs to keep it up and the Terriers need to continue playing the way they played in the first half.

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