When and Where: November 14, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 60, Saint Michael's College 38
Records: SNHU 3-0 (1-0 NE10), Saint Michael's 1-2 (0-1 NE10)
Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) submitted a dominant performance Wednesday evening with 27 points and 13 rebounds, as the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team moved to 3-0 with a 60-38 victory over Saint Michael's College in its Northeast-10 opener at the Stan Spirou Field House.
- Lorenzen was highly efficient in her 28 minutes, making 12 of her 17 shots from the floor, including one of two from beyond the arc, and both attempts from the line, while adding three steals.
- Classmate Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) posted eight points (2-7 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Two Lorenzen baskets gave Southern New Hampshire a 4-0 lead in the first 1:21 of the contest, but from there, both teams went cold, with Saint Michael's netting its first basket at the 3:50 mark to set off a 5-0 spurt that put it into the lead, 5-4, with 3:26 to go in the opening quarter. A 3-pointer from junior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) gave the Penmen the lead for good with 2:13 on the clock. Camara capped the quarter-ending 8-3 run with a triple that put SNHU on top, 12-8.
- The margin was three more than three minutes into the second quarter when five scorers combined on a 17-5 rush, with junior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) drilling a 3-pointer before the buzzer to send the Penmen to the locker room with a 31-16 advantage. Lorenzen led the way with seven points during the stretch.
- SNHU's lead was 17 with just over two minutes to go in the third stanza before a three-point play from Camara and another Lorenzen bucket ended the quarter with the Penmen on top, 47-25.
- Two more Lorenzen layups just over three minutes into the fourth quarter extended the lead to 25 at 55-30, while a bucket off the glass from freshman Danielle Sirois (Pelham, N.H.) gave the hosts their largest lead of the night at 60-33 with 1:13 on the clock.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Saint Michael's, 34.8 percent (23-66) to 28.6 percent (14-49), including 42.9 percent (6-14) to 23.1 percent (3-13) in the second quarter.
- The Purple Knights narrowly returned the favor from long distance, 26.7 percent (4-15) to 24 percent (6-25), while the Penmen were better at the line, 80 percent (8-10) to 60 percent (6-10).
- SNHU was plus-13 at the line and shot it better, 77.4 percent (24-31) to 68.8 percent (11-16).
- The Penmen won the glass (43-38) and the paint (30-12), had more points off mistakes (18-6) and featured a better assist-to-turnover ratio (12/9-10/18).
- Southern New Hampshire begins the season 3-0 for the first time since 2015-16.
- Lorenzen's 27 points move her past Casey Balzano (1983-87) and into fifth place on the all-time scoring list with 1,317 points.
- Lorenzen recorded her 19th career 20-point performance, as well her 26th double-double.
- Camara is averaging 8.3 rebounds per game through the first three contests, tying her for ninth in the league in that category. She is one of only two players 5-foot-7-inches or shorter in the top 10.
- The Penmen return to action Saturday, Nov. 17 (1:30 p.m.) when they play host to Nyack College at the Field House.
- SNHU is home for four straight to begin the year, as well as six of seven in the month of November.
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