Women’s Basketball Rallies Late, but Falls at NYIT, 69-63

Women’s Basketball Rallies Late, but Falls at NYIT, 69-63


When and Where: December 30, 2018 – Old Westbury, N.Y. (Recreation Hall)
Score: New York Institute of Technology 69, Southern New Hampshire University 63
 NYIT 12-2, SNHU 8-5

Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) recorded 19 points, including 11 during a fourth-quarter comeback, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team suffered a 69-63 defeat against the New York Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon at Recreation Hall.


  • Lorenzen went 8-for-20 from the floor and 3-for-5 from the line, while stuffing the stat sheet with nine rebounds, six steals, two assists and a block.
  • Junior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) registered 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-7 3-FG), four assists and two steals off the bench.
  • Shalie Frierson led all scorers with 23 points (9-16 FG, 3-4 3-FG, 2-4 FT) for the Bears.


  • Terry capped a 10-4 run to begin the game with a pair of treys that staked Southern New Hampshire to that six-point lead midway through the opening stanza. Shalie responded with five straight and eight overall during a 16-4 counter-burst that put NYIT on top, 20-14, in the closing seconds. Terry drilled another 3-pointer as time expired to trim the Penmen deficit to three going to the second quarter.
  • After Lorenzen pulled the Penmen within one to open the frame, an 8-2 flurry – capped by a Frierson trey – widened the NYIT margin to 28-21 just over three minutes in. The gap was still seven when the Bears scored four of the final five points of the half to bring a 39-29 advantage into the break.
  • SNHU began the second half with a 9-3 run – capped by a triple from freshman Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.) – to trim its deficit to 42-38 with 4:40 to play, but NYIT responded with a 7-2 jaunt to push its lead to 49-40 going to the fourth.
  • A 9-5 run – highlighted by another Terry trifecta – brought the Penmen within 54-49 less than three minutes in, but five straight made it a 10-point game. Trailing, 64-55, with less than three minutes left, SNHU began its comeback with an 8-0 blitz that made it a one point game with 1:18 on the clock. A Lorenzen steal and three-point play, followed by a layup from senior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.), capped the stretch.
  • Zoe Amalbert would nail a huge 3 for the Bears to make it a two-possession game and the Penmen came up empty on back-to-back trips down the floor before Amalbert sank a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left to seal it.


  • NYIT outshot Southern New Hampshire, 44.1 percent (26-59) to 36.8 percent (25-68), including 42.1 percent (8-19) to 29.2 percent (7-24) from long distance.
  • NYIT was also plus-3 at the line and shot better, 69.2 percent (9-13) to 54.5 percent (6-11).
  • The Penmen held a 15-10 edge in second chance points and featured a more impressive assist-to-turnover ratio (16/19-9/18), while the Bears won the paint (34-30). The glass (40-40) and points off mistakes (16-16) were even.
  • Camara tallied six points (3-11 FG), a career-high-matching 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals.
  • Roche chipped in six points (2-4 FG, 2-3 3-FG).
  • Junior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) chimed in with five points (2-8 FG, 1-5 3-FG).
  • Senior Aaliyah Paxton (Hainesport, N.J.) posted four points (2-5 FG) and seven boards.


  • Southern New Hampshire had its two-game winning streak snapped.
  • NYIT won for the 10th time in its last 11 contests.


  • The Penmen return to action Sunday, Jan. 6 (1:30 p.m.) when they play host to Queens (N.Y.) College at the Stan Spirou Field House.

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