Pioneer Women's Hoops Post 68-55 win at St. Francis (NY)
Jan. 15, 2005
BROOKLYN, NY (January 15, 2005) - The Sacred Heart women's basketball team had four players in double figures as they won their third-straight Saturday afternoon, 69-51, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. The Pioneers even their overall record at 7-7 while improving to 4-1 in NEC play.
The game went back and forth over the first five minutes with neither team able to take command early. A pair of Lisa Moray (Hopewell Junction, NY) free throws with the scored tied at 9-9 gave the Pioneers the lead for good with just over thirteen minutes left in the half and an 18-7 run helped give them an 11-point, 35-24, lead at the half
The Terriers closed to within eight, 40-32 at the 15:42 mark but would come no closer as a 16-5 run over the six minutes swelled the SHU lead to 19, putting the game out of reach. The Pioneers shot well from the field, hitting 48.1% (26-54) and showed why they lead the conference at the free throw line, burying 11-of-14 (78.6%)
SHU was led by sophomore Amanda Pape (Stamford, CT) who finished with 18 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals. Fellow sophomore Kerri Burke (Saugus, MA) tallied 15 points on five-of-nine shooting while passing out eight assists. Also in double figures were senior Colleen White (Richboro, PA) who had 12 points and seven rebounds and Moray who hit double digits for the second straight game with 11 points.
Moray was made her first career start because Sacred Heart was without starting forward Nicolle Rubino (Port Jefferson Station, NY) who was held out for precautionary reason due to an injury suffered in Thursday's game.
St. Francis, now 4-10 overall and 1-4 in the NEC, was lead by freshman Tiffany Hill who scored 12 points, all in the second half. Candice Abellard finished with 10 points.
The Pioneers are next in action on Thursday, January 20th when they host Quinnipiac at 7 pm.
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