When and Where: November 11, 2017 – Philadelphia, Pa. (Bobby Morgan Arena)
Score: Goldey-Beacom College 51, Southern New Hampshire University 47
Records: GBC 1-1, SNHU 0-2
Junior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) posted 19 points and nine rebounds, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team closed out its time at the USciences Conference Challenge with a 51-47 loss to Goldey-Beacom College on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena.
Lorenzen led the team in scoring for the second straight contest, as she was 6-for-10 from the field and 7-for-8 from the line.
Amanda McGrogan paced the Lightning with 14 points, while Tanner Turner-Rush was also in double figures with 10.
A pair of 3-pointers from McGrogan bookended an 8-2 run for Goldey-Beacom to begin the game, before six straight from Southern New Hampshire, including the first four from Lorenzen, knotted the game at 8-all less than three minutes in. The Lightning would bring a 13-11 lead into the second quarter.
Another McGrogan trey midway through the second stanza triggered a 7-2 spurt that extended the Goldey-Beacom lead to 26-20 with 3:32 left before a layup from junior Aaliyah Paxton (Hainseport, N.J.) and 3-pointer from senior Catherine Stinson (Lynn, Mass.) made it a one-point game two minutes later. A jumper from Ruth Fernandez just before the buzzer sent Goldey-Beacom to the locker room with a 28-25 advantage.
After a Lorenzen layup opened the second-half scoring to make it a one-point game less than a minute in, the Lightning scored nine straight to push the lead to double digits at a game-high 37-27 with 5:15 to go in the third quarter. A pair of 3-pointers from sophomore Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) carried a 10-3 run – with seven points from Terry – that trimmed the southern New Hampshire deficit to 40-37 at the 1:22 mark. A Turner-Rush bucket in the final 20 seconds nudged the Goldey-Beacom lead to 42-37 heading into the final frame.
McGrogan opened up the scoring with yet another triple that sparked an 8-3 run – capped by a Turner-Rush trey – to give Goldey-Beacom a commanding 50-40 lead with 5:22 on the clock. A basket from freshman Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.) snapped a cold stretch of more than three minutes for both teams and began a 7-1 run that made it a 51-47 game with 21 seconds left, but time would run out on the Penmen.
Stinson netted seven points (2-7 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 2-3 FT) and grabbed four rebounds, while Terry also added seven points (2-12 FG, 2-8 3-FG, 1-2 FT) to go with two rebounds and a pair of steals. Junior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) chipped in five points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3-FG) and three boards, while Deyo collected seven rebounds and made two steals, while scoring two points (1-5 FG).
- Southern New Hampshire begins the season 0-2 for the first time since 2007-08.
- Goldey-Beacom outshot SNHU, 34.8 percent (16-46) to 27.6 percent (16-58), including 53.8 percent (7-13) to 21.1 percent (4-19) from long range.
- Neither team was very efficient from the stripe, with the Lightning holding a slight edge, 60 percent (12-20) to 52.4 percent (11-21).
- The Penmen won the glass (42-39) and owned a 15-9 margin in points off turnovers, despite featuring a worse assist-to-turnover ratio (3/15-11/20).
The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Nov. 15 (5:30 p.m.) when they kick off Northeast-10 play against Saint Michael's College. SNHU opens its home slate Tuesday, Nov. 21 (5:30 p.m.) when it plays host to Merrimack College at the SNHU Fieldhouse.
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