Women’s Basketball Uses Balanced Attack in 92-76 Victory Over Queens (N.Y.)

BOX SCORE | RAPID REACTION WITH HEAD COACH KAREN PINKOS | HIGHLIGHTS

When and Where: January 6, 2019 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 92, Queens (N.Y.) College 76
Records:
 SNHU 9-5, Queens 2-10

Junior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) scored a team-high 13 points to lead four scorers in double digits, as the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team rolled to a 92-76 victory against Queens (N.Y.) College on Sunday afternoon at the Stan Spirou Field House.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Terry was 5-for-10 from the field, including 3-for-6 from beyond the arc, while grabbing three rebounds and handing out three assists.
  • Junior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) contributed 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-5 3-FG) – all in the first half.
  • Senior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) also netted 12 points (5-10 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 1-1 FT), including 10 in the opening stanza, to go with four assists and two rebounds.
  • Sophomore Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) was also in double figures with 10 points (2-5 FG, 6-6 FT) and two steals.
  • Beth Bonin led all scorers with 34 points (11-21 FG, 6-15 3-FG, 6-6 FT) for the Knights.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Southern New Hampshire jumped out to a 16-4 lead over the opening 5:45 behind seven points from Ziliak and five from Camara, before capping the opening quarter on a 7-2 run – with five points from Russell – to open up a 25-10 advantage.
  • After Queens had whittled its deficit to 12 just over two minutes into the second stanza, five straight from Ziliak put the Penmen up, 34-17, with 7:05 left. The Knights responded with four-in-a-row to remain within striking distance, but SNHU hit back with six straight, as part of a half-ending 15-1 blitz that featured five points from senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) and four from sophomore Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.), and cemented a 49-22 halftime lead for the Penmen.
  • Four different Penmen contributed to a 9-3 run to open the second half and then Southern New Hampshire used an 11-4 burst – with six points from Terry and five from junior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) – to grab its largest lead of the afternoon at 69-32 with 2:50 to go in the third quarter. Eight straight from Queens, including five from My'eesa Grant, trimmed the deficit to 29 before SNHU eventually brought a 73-42 advantage into the final frame.
  • The Knights maintained momentum in the fourth quarter, starting it with a 17-6 run – with 14 points from Bonin – to climb within 79-59 midway through the stanza. Queens would wrap up the game with an 11-4 flurry – with seven from Bonin – to get as close as 14.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE 

  • Southern New Hampshire outshot Queens, 49.3 percent (35-71) to 42.9 percent (27-63), including 31.8 percent (7-22) to 27.3 percent (6-22) from long distance.
  • SNHU was minus-1 at the line, but shot it much better, 93.8 percent (15-16) to 76.2 percent (16-21).
  • The Penmen won the glass (39-32) and the paint (48-36), recorded more second chance points (13-9) and featured a more impressive assist-to-turnover ratio (17/21-13/21), while the Knights held a slight edge in points off mistakes (25-23).
  • During the run that ended the second quarter and rolled over into the early part of the third, the Penmen held Queens without a field goal for 8:16 of game action.
  • Deyo posted eight points (4-5 FG) and four boards.
  • Lorenzen registered seven points (2-7 FG, 3-3 FT), five boards and two steals.
  • Dean tallied seven points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two steals.
  • Freshman Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.) chipped in six points (2-6 FG, 2-2 FT), six assists and four rebounds.
  • Freshman Danielle Sirois (Pelham, N.H.) added a career-high six points (3-6 FG).

NOTES

  • Southern New Hampshire has won three of its last four.
  • The 92 points are a season high for SNHU and the most it has scored in a game a 93-79 triumph over Merrimack College on Jan. 19, 2008.
  • This marked the first meeting between the two squads since Nov. 15, 1996.

UP NEXT

  • The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Jan. 9 (5:30 p.m.) when they take on Pace University.
  • The next home contest for SNHU is Saturday, Jan. 12 (1:30 p.m.) when it plays host to Southern Connecticut State University at the Field House.

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