When and Where: November 25, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 85, Chestnut Hill College 51
Records: SNHU 6-0, CHC 1-4
Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) led a balanced effort with a team-high 13 points, as the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team breezed to an 85-51 victory against Chestnut Hill College on Sunday afternoon at the Stan Spirou Field House.
- Lorenzen went 6-for-11 from the floor and 1-for-2 from the line, while grabbing nine rebounds and dishing three assists in just under 24 minutes.
- Junior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) netted 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 1-1 FT) to go with two steals.
- Sophomore Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) added a season-best 11 points (3-6 FG, 2-3 3-FG, 3-3 FT) and three rebounds.
- Lauren Crim led all scorers with 14 points for the Griffins.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Southern New Hampshire trailed, 4-3, nearly three minutes into the contest when it ripped off a 15-2 rush – with seven points coming from junior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) – to seize an 18-6 advantage with 2:52 remaining in the opening quarter. The Penmen would carry a 20-9 lead into the second stanza.
- SNHU began the second quarter with nine straight as part of a 13-3 flurry – with five points from senior Aayliyah Paxton (Hainesport, N.J.) and four from Lorenzen – to open up a 33-12 lead with 4:42 to go before the break. Eight-in-a-row, including six from Crim, trimmed the Chestnut Hill deficit to 33-20 with just under two minutes on the clock, and the Penmen would take a 38-23 advantage into the locker room.
- Southern New Hampshire scored the first 11 points of the second half, as part of a 20-2 rush out of the break that ballooned the Penmen lead to 58-25 with 4:08 to play in the third quarter. Sophomore Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.) and Terry each contributed seven points during the stretch, with Lorenzen and Russell adding three apiece. The Griffins would later score the final five points of the frame to slice their deficit to 65-36 going to the fourth.
- Freshmen Danielle Sirois (Pelham, N.H.) and Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.), along with junior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.), combined on a 10-0 run to begin the final quarter that gave the Penmen their largest lead of the afternoon at 75-36 less than 90 seconds in and it would never fall below 33 the rest of the way.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Chestnut Hill, 47.9 percent (35-73) to 32.8 percent (20-61), including 30 percent (6-20) to 26.1 percent (6-23) from beyond the arc.
- SNHU was plus-4 from the stripe, despite being outshot, 62.5 percent (5-8) to 50 percent (9-18).
- The Penmen dominated the glass (52-31), including on the offensive end (18-8), owned the paint (54-22), collected more points off mistakes (13-7) and fast break points (19-6), and featured a better assist-to-turnover ratio (21/12-10/15).
- Deyo posted nine points (4-4 FG, 1-1 3-FG), two rebounds, an assist and a block.
- Ziliak tallied seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3-FG), two rebounds and two assists.
- Paxton recorded seven points (3-6 FG, 1-1 FT), nine boards and a pair of helpers.
- Roche also scored seven points (3-4 FG, 1-1 FT), notched five assists and pulled in four rebounds.
- Senior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) chimed in with six points (2-8 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and six assists.
- Southern New Hampshire begins the season 6-0 for the first time since 2015-16.
- Lorenzen's nine boards move her past Chris Padula (1993-97) and into eighth place on the school's all-time rebounding list with 714.
- The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Nov. 28 (5:30 p.m.) when they play host to Saint Anselm College at the Field House in a game that will air on WGIR 610-AM.
- SNHU was home for four straight to begin the year, as well as six of seven in the month of November.
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