Women's Basketball Holds Off Concordia (N.Y.), 77-74, for First Victory of Season

BOX SCORE

When and Where: November 10, 2019 – Lakewood, N.J. (Wellness Center)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 77, Concordia (N.Y.) College 74
Records: SNHU 1-1, Concordia 0-2

Freshman Adriana Timberlake (Braintree, Mass.) dropped in 19 points to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team past Concordia (N.Y.) College, 77-74, for its first victory of the season Sunday afternoon at Georgian Court University's Wellness Center.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • Timberlake – 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3-FG, 3-4 FT), 2 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Senior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) – 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3-FG), 3 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Junior Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) – 10 points (2-6 FG, 6-8 FT), 4 rebounds
  • Sophomore Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.) – 10 points (2-6 FG, 6-6 FT), 2 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Freshman Ariana Koivisto (Pomfret, Conn.) – 7 points (2-6 FG, 3-4 FT), 6 rebounds
  • Junior Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.) – 6 points (3-5 FG), 3 rebounds
  • Senior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) – 5 points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3-FG), 10 rebounds, 4 assists
KEY MOMENTS
  • SNHU led, 64-53, with just under a minute-and-a-half to play in the third quarter when Concordia used a 16-5 flurry to knot the game at 69-all with 3:16 to play in regulation. Back-to-back buckets from Koivisto and Roche gave the Penmen breathing room with a minute-and-a-half to go. It was a one-possession game in the final seconds, but the Clippers would miss a potential game-tying 3-pointer as time expired.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Christina Brown tallied 27 points (9-19 FG, 3-5 3-FG, 6-11 FT), five assists, four rebounds and three steals for the Clippers. 
  • Southern New Hampshire never trailed in the contest and led by as many as 14 in the second half.
  • The Penmen outshot the Clippers, 47.3 percent (26-55) to 37.5 percent (27-72), including 35.3 percent (6-17) to 29.6 percent (8-27) from beyond the arc.
  • SNHU was also better from the line, 76 percent (19-25) to 52.2 percent (12-23).
  • The Clippers narrowly won the glass (40-38), gathered more points off turnovers (25-10) and second chance points (12-6), and featured a better assist-to-turnover ratio (12/11-17/19).
NOTES
  • Oddly enough, it is the first time SNHU has a record of 1-1 through its first two games since the 2013-14 season. The Penmen started 2-0 in four of the five seasons in between, along with an 0-2 start two years ago.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen are back in action Wednesday, Nov. 13 (5:30 p.m.) when they take on American International College in a non-conference meeting.
  • SNHU opens its home slate Sunday, Nov. 17 (1 p.m.) when it plays host to the College of Staten Island at the Stan Spirou Field House. The game will air live on WGIR 610-AM.

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