by Nick Arias

It’s been an exciting 24 hours for the St. Francis women’s basketball team. Not only do they play their first NEC playoff game tonight but they also received 3 players listed for All-NEC teams for this season.

Senior guard Amy O’Neill was named to the All-NEC first team as she averaged almost a triple-double this season (10.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg, & 8.6 apg). O’Neill had a historic season this year as she currently leads the NCAA in assists per game.

Amy also became the first player in St. Francis College history to record a triple-double in a game, which happened on February 2nd in a victory over Sacred Heart University.

The list continued to grow for Amy as she also broke the record for most assists recorded in a single season (258).

Junior Jade Johnson was named to the All-NEC second team as she leads the Terriers in scoring this season (19.9 ppg). 

Johnson improved her scoring since her previous season after averaging 14.7 points per game in her sophomore year.

By improving her scoring, Jade was able to set her career high in points this season as she scored 33 points in a game against LIU Brooklyn on January 21st.

Jade also broke three single season records this season as she broke the season record for points scored, field goals made, and 3-pointers made. 

She originally tied the points per game on March 3rd against Bryant but broke the record the following game against Mount St. Mary’s (578). On the same game against Bryant, she broke the record for field goals made this season (189)

Just a week and a half before on February 23rd, Jade broke the record for most 3-pointers made in a single season. Right now Jade has made 97 3-pointers this season.

Last but not least, freshmen Ebony Horton was named to the All-NEC rookie. This is the first time since a Terrier on the women’s basketball team has been named to the All-NEC rookie team since her teammate Maria Palarino.

Horton is currently averaging 8.7 points per game (39.4 FG%) and 4 rebounds per game as well.

In their final game against CCSU, Ebony was able to tie in career high in points (19)  and grabbed a total of 19 rebounds in her final two games this season. 

Congrats to the fellow Terriers for the nominations. Also, good luck to them as they play their first playoff game tonight (7:00 pm) against Mount St. Mary’s.

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