When and Where: January 9, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (SNHU Fieldhouse)
Score: Le Moyne College 62, Southern New Hampshire University 59
Records: Le Moyne 9-6 (5-4 NE10), SNHU 11-5 (7-3 NE10)
Junior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) scored 19 points, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team had its five-game winning streak come to an end with a 62-59 loss to Le Moyne College on Tuesday evening at the SNHU Fieldhouse.
Lorenzen shot 5 of 13 from the floor and was 9 of 12 from the line, while filling the stat sheet with four rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block. Senior Catherine Stinson (Lynn, Mass.) added 13 points (5-14 FG, 3-7 3-FG) and two rebounds.
McKayla Roberts led the Dolphins with 19 points and four assists.
Southern New Hampshire trailed by 11 with less than five-and-a-half minutes remaining when a 3-pointer from junior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) sparked a 13-2 run – with five points each from Camara and freshman Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.), along with three from Lorenzen – to force a 59-59 tie with 43 seconds on the clock.
Following empty possessions by both teams, Le Moyne was sent to the line with 3.2 seconds left and would hit one of two to take a 60-59 lead. After the Penmen turned it over on the ensuing inbounds play, Le Moyne would sink both at the line with 0.7 on the clock and SNHU would not get a shot off.
Russell posted nine points (2-6 FG, 1-1 3-FG, 4-4 FT) and three rebounds, while Camara recorded seven points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 2-2 FT) and five boards.
Southern New Hampshire built an early 10-6 advantage before Le Moyne responded with a 16-6 quarter-closing run – with eight points from Roberts – to take a 22-16 lead.
After a layup from Lorenzen opened the second stanza, Le Moyne again capped the quarter with a 9-4 spurt – with four points from Nicole Riddick – to bring a 31-21 lead into the break.
A 7-0 run, including the final five points from Stinson, to open the second half, trimmed the Southern New Hampshire deficit to just three less than three minutes in, but a 9-1 counter-run ran the Le Moyne lead back to 40-29 with less three minutes remaining. SNHU would get as close as five in the third, but the Dolphins took a 46-37 lead into the final frame.
The gap would fluctuate between 12 and seven over the opening four-plus minutes of the fourth quarter before the Penmen made their move.
Freshman Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.) tallied three points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3-FG), three rebounds and four assists.
-Southern New Hampshire had won 11 of its last 13 games, including five straight, entering the contest.
-Lorenzen's 19 points moved her past Heidi Schuberth (1,058) and into a tie with Jennifer Plancon (1,059) for 12th place on the program's all-time scoring list.
-Lorenzen's streak of four straight double-doubles came to a close.
-Lorenzen was honored prior to the game for becoming the 17th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone on Jan. 3.
-Le Moyne outshot Southern New Hampshire, 53.2 percent (25-47) to 34.6 percent (18-52), including 50 percent (8-16) to 40 percent (8-20) from beyond the arc.
-SNHU was plus-11 from the stripe and outshot Le Moyne, 83.3 percent (15-18) to 50 percent (4-8).
-The Penmen held a slight advantage on the glass (30-28) and owned a 17-7 advantage in points off turnovers, while the Dolphins won the paint (28-12) and turned in a better assist-to-turnover ratio (17/17-10/14).
The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Jan. 17 (5:30 p.m.) when they take on the College of Saint Rose in a game that will air live on WGIR 610-AM. The next home game for SNHU is Saturday, Jan. 20 (1:30 p.m.) when it plays host to American International College at the Fieldhouse.
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