Women’s Basketball Falls to Sant Adria in European Opener

Women’s Basketball Falls to Sant Adria in European Opener

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BARCELONA – Incoming freshman Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) totaled a team-high 12 points, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team fell to Sant Adria of the Spanish Liga Feminina 2 de Baloncesto on Thursday evening, 83-40. The game is the first of three the Penmen will play during their foreign trip to Spain and Italy.

Terry connected on four three-point attempts and also hauled in three rebounds, while rising junior Jennifer Shelp (Apalachin, N.Y.) added six points and a pair of boards. Rising junior Catherine Stinson (Lynn, Mass.) chipped in with four points and two rebounds, and rising senior Sara Ryan (Quincy, Mass.) tallied three points and four rebounds for SNHU.

Sant Adria, which recently fell in the LF2 semifinals to eventual league champion Araski AES, opened the game on a 7-0 run before closing the first quarter with a 20-10 advantage. The hosts increased their lead to 41-21 at the half before carrying a 61-34 edge into the final 10 minutes of play. Sant Adria finished the 2015-16 season with an overall mark of 22-8, and its roster is comprised of athletes ranging from 18 to 27 years old with four of its starting five standing at least 5-11. Sant Adria also featured a pair of former NCAA Division I student-athletes that competed at Saint Joseph's University and Kent State University.

Thursday's contest was played under FIBA rules. Among the rules that differ from NCAA rules, the key was 16 feet wide rather than 12, the three-point line measured just over 22 feet as opposed to a 20-feoot, 9-inch arc in college, and a 24-second shot clock was in use. The shot clock reset on offensive rebounds and dead balls was 14 seconds instead of a full 24 seconds.

Southern New Hampshire plays its second game of the trip Saturday at 7 p.m. (local) against UE Mataro.

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