Women's Game Recaps #13 - 11/29/18

Thursday’s trio of games featured a pair of ECC/CACC crossover contests and the first CACC league game of the campaign. The latter is where the report begins…

Post nailed down the first CACC win of the season thanks to a 74-65 decision at Nyack. The Eagles trailed by as many as nine points in the first half before cutting the Warriors edge to 32-26 at the break and then tallied a pair of 10-0 runs to claim a 48-41 lead with 1:51 left in the third frame. Nyack, facing a 54-44 deficit with 9:38 left in the game, put together a 12-0 burst of their own to go back ahead, 56-54, at the 6:55 mark. That simply prompted the Eagles to answer again, this time a 13-3 sortie sending them ahead to stay (67-59, 1:43). Lauren Chambers (23 points), Sha’Raya Haines (16 points) and Taylor Ceballos (12 points, 7 boards) led the Post effort, one which dominated the glass (53-37) and extended their winning streak to three games. Jocelin Wright (21 points; 8-14 FG, 3-3 3FG) and Elie Nittinger (14 points) pepped up the Nyack offense but were unable to keep the Eagles from taking the win home.

• NK Ilang (17 points, 10 rebounds; 6-7 FG) and Samnell Vonleh (13 points, 10 caroms; 6-9 FG) ruled the paint in leading Bridgeport to a 61-56 non-league success at Goldey-Beacom. Sarah Middleton added 11 points for the Purple Knights as they shot better (44%-29% FG) and pulled in fifteen more rebounds (51-36) to help shape the game. It was a close one much of the night with UB holding 26-21 halftime and 43-38 third period cushions. The Lightning stayed in range and closed the gap to 53-50 at the 1:43 mark after an Amanda McGrogan (12 points, 8 boards) trey but Bridgeport was able to notch the next five points to give themselves enough elbow room (58-50, :35) to see it out. Alanna Speaks (17 points, 8 rebounds) and Tanner Turner-Rush (10 points) contributed double digits to the GBC cause but they fell to 0-3 against ECC foes with the setback.

LIU Post repelled Bloomfield, 72-48, to get back into the win column. Sasha Patterson (17 points, 18 rebounds) and Shannon Doyle (13 points) were the Pioneers ring-leaders and were pivotal to their team coming back from an early deficit. The Bears jumped to a 15-4 lead less than six minutes into the game but LIU Post scored the next fifteen points (19-15) to take the lead for keeps. The margin was a modest 28-25 at the break but the home team stretched it to 47-37 after three frames. Bloomfield showed some fight in getting back to within 49-42 early in the last stanza but they faltered at that point and saw LIU Post drop a 12-0 run to really create some space (61-42, 4:04) and all but ice the win. Bobbi Floyd (21 points, 13 rebounds) and Caitlyn Townes (10 points) led the BC scoring. Neither team shot very well (LIU Post 35-28% FG) but the Pioneers were superior at getting to the line (24-43 FT) while winless Bloomfield could only split ten free throws (5-10 FT) on the night.