When and Where: December 1, 2018 – Worcester, Mass. (Laska Gymnasium)
Score: Assumption College 76, Southern New Hampshire University 66
Records: Assumption 5-3 (3-2 NE10), SNHU 6-2 (2-2 NE10)
Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) racked up 22 points, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team fell to Assumption College, 76-66, Saturday afternoon at Laska Gymnasium.
- Lorenzen made five of her 10 attempts from the field and was 12-for-13 at the stripe, while grabbing eight rebounds.
- Sophomore Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) netted 10 points (3-6 FG, 4-4 FT).
- Meghan Cramb poured in a game-high 24 points (8-12 FG, 5-8 3-FG, 3- FT) for the Greyhounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Southern New Hampshire trailed by one early when a 7-0 run – with three coming from Lorenzen – put it on top, 9-3, with 5:32 to go in the opening stanza. Assumption answered with a 14-2 rush – buoyed by six points from Cramb – to jump in front, 16-11, with 2:03 left. A three-point play from Russell in the final minute trimmed the SNHU deficit to 16-14 after one.
- The game was even at 18-all just over 90 seconds into the second quarter when six points apiece from Abby McKanna and Katherine Golden made up a 12-0 burst that gave the Greyhounds a 30-18 advantage with 6:14 to play before the break. The Penmen responded with an 11-3 run that featured five points from senior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.), including a 3-pointer that capped the stretch and trimmed the visitors' deficit to 33-29 with 2:37 remaining. Assumption would score the final four points of the frame to bring a 37-29 lead into the locker room.
- The Greyhounds had nudged their advantage to 13 at 51-38 more than seven minutes into the second half when seven straight from Lorenzen pulled the Penmen within 51-45 at the end of the third quarter.
- Lorenzen continued what would be a personal 11-2 run into the fourth quarter to make it 53-49 less than two minutes in, but a McKanna 3-pointer would stretch the Assumption lead to seven under a half-minute later. SNHU would hit back with six straight that brought it within 56-55 with 6:50 to go. Following a timeout, the Greyhounds ripped off an 8-2 run – bookended by Cramb triples – to open up a 64-57 lead midway through the final frame. The Penmen would get as close as 67-62 with 3:11 on the clock, but another 8-2 spurt all but sealed it by putting Assumption up, 75-64, with 38 seconds left.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Assumption outshot Southern New Hampshire, 49.1 percent (27-55) to 42.9 percent (21-49), including 52.4 percent (11-21) to 20 percent (3-15) from beyond the arc.
- SNHU was plus-10 from the line and held an 87.5 percent (21-24) to 73.3 percent (11-15) advantage.
- The Penmen captured the paint (30-22) and had more second chance points (13-7), while the Greyhounds narrowly won the glass (30-28) and the points-off-mistakes battle (24-21), and submitted a better assist-to-turnover ratio (18/17-8/20).
- Camara netted nine points (4-11 FG, 1-2 2-FG), grabbed eight rebounds and dished three assists.
- Junior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) chimed in with six points (2-4 FG, 2-2 FT) and two rebounds.
- Classmate Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) also scored six points (2-6 FG, 2-2 FT), to go with two rebounds and two steals.
- Freshman Danielle Sirois (Pelham, N.H.), making her first career start, chipped in four points (2-2 FG).
- Southern New Hampshire drops its second straight, following a six-game win streak to begin the season.
- Lorenzen's 22 points moved her past Julie Ciarcia (1987-91) and into third place on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,420 points. She also overtook Ciarcia for seventh on the all-time rebounding list with 733 boards.
- This marked the fifth 20-point performance of the season for Lorenzen, who has now reached the plateau 22 times in her career.
- The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Dec. 5 (5:30 p.m.) when they play host to Bentley University at the Stan Spirou Field House.
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