When and Where: February 2, 2019 – West Haven, Conn. (Charger Gymnasium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 70, University of New Haven 56
Records: SNHU 14-7 (8-6 NE10), UNH 13-9 (6-8 NE10)
Senior Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) filled it up with a game-high 25 points to guide the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team to its fourth straight victory with a 70-56 win at the University of New Haven on Saturday afternoon at Charger Gymnasium.
- Lorenzen was 10-for-18 from the field, including 1-for-3 from beyond the arc, and 4-for-7 from the stripe, while stuffing the stat sheet with nine rebounds, five steals, three assists and a block.
- Junior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was also in double figures with 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-7 3-FG), two assists and two steals off the bench.
- Camryn DeBose (5-9 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 1-4 FT) and Alexandria Kerr (3-10 FG, 1-3 -3FG, 6-10 FT) led the Chargers with 13 points each.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After a DeBose 3-pointer gave New Haven its first lead of the day at 5-2 just under two-and-a-half minutes in, five straight from Lorenzen, followed by consecutive treys from Terry and fellow junior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.), made up an 11-0 rush that put Southern New Hampshire in front, 13-5, with 4:04 remaining in the first quarter. The Chargers would end the stanza with six straight to pull within 13-11 at the end of one.
- The teams swapped the lead three times to begin the second quarter before back-to-back layups from sophomore Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.) sparked a 15-6 run that put the Penmen back on top and ballooned their advantage to 33-25 with 24 seconds on the clock. Lorenzen matched Deyo's four points to pace five different scorers during the stretch. A layup before the buzzer trimmed New Haven's halftime deficit to 33-27.
- SNHU opened the second half with an 11-3 burst – triggered by a three-point play from senior Brianna Camara (Fall River, Mass.) and capped with a triple from the co-captain – to break open a 44-30 lead three-and-a-half minutes in. The Penmen would nudge the advantage to 15 at 57-42 going to the final frame.
- New Haven ripped off a 10-3 run – with four points each from Brie Pergola and Micah Wormack – to make it a game at 60-52 with 6:40 left, but SNHU answered with a balanced 10-3 counter-run to all but seal the win at 70-55 with 2:06 remaining.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- New Haven narrowly outshot Southern New Hampshire, 44.7 percent (21-47) to 43.9 percent (25-57), including 38.5 percent (5-13) to 33.3 percent (7-21) from beyond the arc.
- SNHU held a 56.3 percent (9-16) to 33.3 percent (5-15) advantage in the third quarter, as well as 76.5 percent (13-17) to 52.9 percent (9-17) at the line.
- The Penmen piled up more points off mistakes (23-12) and featured a more impressive assist-to-turnover ratio (16/11-12/19), while the Chargers won the glass (34-30) and recorded more second chance points (6-2). The paint was even (26-26).
- Camara tallied eight points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 1-1 FT), three assists, two rebounds and a steal.
- Sophomore Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) posted eight points (2-8 FG, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and three assists.
- Deyo netted six points (2-5 FG, 2-3 FT) and grabbed a pair of rebounds.
- Dean also netted six points (2-4 FG, 2-3 3-FG).
- Senior Aaliyah Paxton (Hainesport, N.J.) chimed in with four points (1-4 FG, 2-2 FT) and five boards.
- Southern New Hampshire has won eight of its last 11, including four straight, while New Haven has now dropped five-in-a-row.
- SNHU wraps up its trip through the NE10 Southwest Division, having gone 5-2.
- The Penmen have now won back-to-back games against the Chargers after snapping a four-game losing skid.
- Lorenzen scores 20 or more points for the 11th time this season and the 28h time in her career.
- Lorenzen, who is second on the program's all-time scoring list and third on the rebounding list, is now 65 and 62 away from the respective top marks.
- The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Feb. 6 (5:30 p.m.) when they take on Saint Michael's College in a game that airs on WGIR 610-AM.
- 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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