When and Where: November 10, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 77, Dominican (N.Y.) College 62
Records: SNHU 2-0, Dominican 0-2
Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) notched a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, as the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 77-62 win against Dominican (N.Y.) College on Saturday afternoon at the Stan Spirou Field House.
- Lorenzen was 6-for-14 from the floor and 5-for-6 from the line, while handing out five assists and recording a block.
- Fellow senior co-captain Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) tallied 15 points (5-12 FG, 2-6 3-FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and two assists.
- Sophomore Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.) posted 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 2-3 FT), four boards and a pair of steals.
- Junior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) was also in double figures with 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3-FG) and four helpers.
- Korina Guerra led all scorers with 22 points (5-13 FG, 1-6 3-FG, 11-12 FG) for Dominican.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Deyo scored the game's first four points and had seven of the first nine for Southern New Hampshire, which jumped out to a 9-4 lead in the opening four-plus minutes. A 9-4 counter-run from Dominican left the game knotted at 13-all with 1:40 on the clock in the first quarter, but a 3-pointer from freshman Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.) in the final 30 seconds gave the Penmen a 16-13 edge going to the second quarter.
- That triple would also spark an 8-0 run, which featured a 3-pointer from Ziliak, that put the Penmen up, 21-13, just over a minute in. Dominican charged back with a 15-3 rush – highlighted by eight points from Alpreshia Parker – that put it on top, 28-24, with 3:39 remaining in the half. SNHU would pull even at 32-32 on a Terry triple with 1:24 left, but the Chargers would bring a 35-32 lead into the locker room.
- SNHU was within one at 45-44 with just over three minutes left in the third quarter when a 12-4 blitz – with five points from Camara, four from senior Aaliyah Paxton (Hainesport, N.J.) and three from junior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) – flipped it into the lead at 56-51 with under four ticks on the clock. A pair of free throws would trim the Dominican deficit to 56-53 heading to the final frame.
- The Penmen embarked on a 16-4 run to begin the fourth quarter, which opened their largest lead of the afternoon at 72-57 with 2:40 remaining. Lorenzen led the way with eight points during the stretch, but Terry delivered the dagger with a 3-ball that capped the run.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Dominican outshot Southern New Hampshire, 41.8 percent (23-55) to 40.6 percent (28-69), while the Penmen returned the favor from long distance, 35.7 percent (10-28) to 22.7 percent (5-22).
- SNHU also held a 78.6 percent (11-14) to 64.7 percent (11-17) advantage at the line.
- The Penmen dominated the glass (52-26), including on the offensive end (24-8), had more second chance points (26-9) and featured a more impressive assist-to-turnover ratio (19/16-14/14). The Chargers turned more points into turnovers (17-9), with points in the paint even (36-36).
- Paxton gave the Penmen a great lift off the bench with nine points (4-6 FG, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and a block in 16 minutes.
- Junior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) chipped in six points (2-8 FG, 2-5 3-FG), four rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
- Southern New Hampshire begins the season 2-0 for the fourth time in the last five campaigns.
- Lorenzen's double-double is the 25th of her career.
- The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Nov. 14 (5:30 p.m.) when they play host to Saint Michael's College at the Field House.
- SNHU is home for four straight to begin the year, as well as six of seven in the month of November.
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