Women’s Hoop Cruises to 87-71 Victory Over Adelphi Behind First-Half Shooting Clinic

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

When and Where: January 29, 2019 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 87, Adelphi University 71
Records:
 SNHU 13-7 (7-6 NE10), Adelphi 9-11 (6-7 NE10)

Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) dropped in a game-high 22 points, including 15 in the second half, to lead seven Penmen with seven or more points, as the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team led wire-to-wire in an 87-71 triumph over Adelphi University on Tuesday evening at the Stan Spirou Field House.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Lorenzen knocked down 8 of 15 shots from the field and 6 of 8 from the line, while filling the stat sheet with seven rebounds, five steals and four assists.
  • Senior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) tallied 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-5 3-FG), seven rebounds and six assists.
  • Junior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) was also in double figures with 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3-FG) to go with two assists.
  • Emily Miccile paced four Panthers in double figures with 18 points (5-13 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 6-8 FT) and 11 rebounds, while Niajah Morgan added 16 points (4-12 FG, 8-10 FT) and nine boards.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Southern New Hampshire came storming out of the gates on an 18-7 run to start the game over the opening 6:07, knocking down four 3-pointers during the stretch. Ziliak led the way with six points, while Camara added five and Lorenzen four. SNHU would hold a 21-13 advantage after one.
  • The Penmen began the second stanza on a similar run to the first, ripping off an 18-6 stretch – with six points from junior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) and five from Camara – to open up their largest lead of the contest at 39-16 midway through the quarter. Five Straight from Adelphi cut the deficit to 18, but a 6-2 counter-spurt – powered by treys from junior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and freshman Heather Durand (Portsmouth, N.H.) – reestablished a 20-plus-point lead at 45-23 with 1:12 on the clock. SNHU would go to the break with a 48-27 advantage.
  • Adelphi had whittled the deficit to 18 with under two minutes remaining in the third quarter when four points from Morgan carried an 8-1 rush that slashed the Penmen lead to 66-55 at the end of the frame.
  • The Panthers made it a nine-point game on their opening possession of the fourth quarter, but that was as close as they would get, as a 9-3 spurt – with four points from Lorenzen – nudged the Southern New Hampshire lead to 15 at 75-60 more than two-and-a-half minutes in. Adelphi would crawl to within 11 near the midway point of the stanza, but six more points from Lorenzen helped the Penmen put it away with a 12-4 blitz that made it 87-68 with under a minute left.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE 

  • Southern New Hampshire outshot Adelphi, 47.8 percent (33-69) to 34.4 percent (22-64), including 42.1 percent (8-19) to 21.1 percent (4-19) in the first quarter and 41.4 percent 12-29) to 23.8 percent (5-21) from beyond the arc, overall.
  • Adelphi was plus-13 from the line and shot it better, 84.6 percent (22-26) to 69.2 percent (9-13).
  • The Penmen won the paint (34-28), piled up more points off mistakes (25-6), featured a more impressive assist-to-turnover ratio (22/11-11/15) and received more bench scoring (33-11). The Panthers held a narrow edge on the glass (41-40).
  • SNHU drained 11 first-half 3-pointers on just 19 attempts and finished one triple shy of matching the school record for the second time in less than a week.
  • Dean collected nine points (3-6 FG, 2-3 3-FG, 1-1 FT) and two rebounds.
  • Terry also scored nine points (3-10 FG, 3-9 3-FG) and dished four assists.
  • Sophomore Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) narrowly had her six-game, double-digit scoring streak snapped with eight points (3-8 FG, 2-3 3-FG), four rebounds and three assists.
  • Senior Aaliyah Paxton (Hainesport, N.J.) posted seven points (3-4 FG, 1-2 FT) and eight boards.
  • Durand chipped in four points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 1-2 FT), a rebound and an assist in nearly nine solid minutes off the bench.

NOTES

  • Southern New Hampshire has won seven of its last 10, including three straight, while Adelphi has now lost five of six
  • SNHU has won four straight at home, where it improves to 10-2 on the season.
  • The Penmen snap a five-game losing skid against Adelphi, picking up their first win over the Panthers since a 76-56 victory at home January 26, 2014.
  • Lorenzen scores 20 or more points for the 10th time this season and the 27h time in her career.
  • Lorenzen, who is second on the program's all-time scoring list and third on the rebounding list, is now 90 and 71 away from the respective top marks.

UP NEXT

  • The Penmen return to action Saturday, Feb. 2 (1:30 p.m.) when they take on the University of New Haven.
  • The next home contest for SNHU is Saturday, Feb. 9 (1:30 p.m.) when it plays host to Stonehill College at the Stan Spirou Field House on Pink Day.

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