When and Where: November 9, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 89, Bloomfield College 66
Records: SNHU 1-0, Bloomfield 0-1
Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) poured in 20 points, as the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team opened its season with an 89-66 victory over Bloomfield College on Friday evening at the Stan Spirou Field House.
- Lorenzen was an efficient 7 of 12 from the floor and a perfect 6-for-6 at the line, while grabbing eight rebounds, making a career-high six steals and matching her career best with five assists.
- Junior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) netted 17 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3-FG, 1-1 FT).
- Classmate Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) tallied 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 3-FG), four assists and three rebounds.
- Senior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) registered 10 points (3-8 FG, 1-6 3-FG, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds and five helpers.
- Deja McKenzie led all scorers with 22 points and 11 rebounds for Bloomfield, while Jaylah Bennett added 18 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- With the score tied, 3-3, just over 90 seconds in, five different scorers combined on a 19-2 rush to end the opening stanza with Southern New Hampshire in front, 22-5. Lorenzen and Terry contributed six and five points, respectively, during the stretch.
- After Bloomfield trimmed its deficit to 10 just over two minutes into the second quarter, another five-scorer balanced run (16-2) – led by four points each from Lorenzen and Russell – ballooned the lead to 40-16 with 1:43 on the clock before the break. A Terry triple just before tine expired sent the Penmen to the locker room with a 47-20 advantage.
- SNHU scored the first five points of the second half to open a 52-20 lead just under a minute-and-a-half in. The Penmen later held their largest advantage of the evening at 61-28 with just over four minutes left in the third when Bloomfield ripped off a 17-6 run – with six points each from Bennett and McKenzie – to slash its deficit to 67-45.
- Six points from Lorenzen and three from Camara to open the final frame, carried a 9-4 spurt that pushed the Penmen lead to 76-49 with 6:21 remaining. Bloomfield would come as close as 84-64 with 1:41 on the clock.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Bloomfield, 42.4 percent (28-66) to 34.8 percent (24-69), including 52.9 percent (9-17) to 14.3 percent (2-14) in the opening quarter.
- The Bears edged the Penmen, 33.3 percent (11-33) to 32.3 percent (10-31) from long distance, while SNHU was plus-16 from the stripe and held an 88.5 percent (23-26) to 50 percent (7-14) advantage.
- The Penmen captured the paint (30-16), were better in second chance points (18-8), had more points off turnovers (22-15) and owned a more impressive assist-to-turnover ratio (24/17-13/25). Bloomfield won the glass, 46-45, including 19-14 on the offensive end.
- Junior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) recorded eight points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3-FG), four rebounds and two steals.
- Sophomore Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) posted seven points (2-3 FG, 3-4 FT), four assists and two rebounds.
- Freshman Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.) tallied seven points (7-8 FT), four assists, three rebounds and two steals.
- Sophomore Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.) chipped in five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 FT), three boards and a pair of steals.
- Southern New Hampshire begins the season 1-0 for the ninth time in the last 11 campaigns.
- Lorenzen's 20 points move her past Tricia Johnson (1981-85) and into sixth place on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,273 points.
- It was Lorenzen's 18th career 20-point performance.
- The Penmen are back in action Saturday, Nov. 10 (1:30 p.m.) when they play host to Dominican (N.Y.) College at the Field House.
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