by Mary Lakhan
Last evening the St. Francis College Women’s Basketball team hosted Stony Brook at the Pope Physical Education Center where the Terriers fell to the Seawolves (0-1) with a score of 86 -73.
The game started with the Seawolves on an 11-3 run giving them the upper hand throughout the first quarter. However, in the second quarter, the Terriers came back strong in a 22-10 run against the Seawolves, taking their lead into half-time.
The Terriers maintained their lead in the third quarter but the Seawolves fought to bring the score to 52-51. In the fourth quarter, the Seawolves went on a 22-5 run taking complete control of the game. There was no coming back for the Terriers.
The leading scorers for the Seawolves were Kaela Hilaire, India Pagan, and Victoria Johnson. Kaela registered 21points, grabbed three rebounds and landed a perfect eight shots at the from the free-throw line. India scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Victoria tallied 17 points to aid the Seawolves. Notably, the Seawolves finished with 43 rebounds, 12 of which were contributed by Cheyenne Clark.
For the Terriers, Senior guard Jade Johnson led her team with 21 points, a perfect score of seven free-throws and grabbed four rebounds. She now sits in 10th place on the Terriers’ program of all-time scoring list with 1164 points.
One point away was Freshman Nevena Dimitrijevic from Serbia. All eyes were on her as she tallied 20 points, grabbed two rebounds, landed a perfect eight shots from the free-throw line and assisted in seven baskets.
Returning Ally Lassen and Abby Anderson collectively contributed 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.
The Terriers will be back on the court in their first road game on Thursday, November 7, against Marquette Golden Eagles of the Big East Conference. The game kicks off at 8 p.m.