Women's Basketball Grinds Out 59-48 Victory at Queens (N.Y.) for Fourth Straight Win

BOX SCORE

When and Where: November 20, 2019 – Queens, N.Y. (Fitzgerald Gymnasium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 59, Queens (N.Y.) College 48
Records: SNHU 4-1, Queens 1-4

Junior Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) dropped in a game-high 18 points to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team to a 59-48 victory against Queens (N.Y.) College in non-conference action Wednesday evening at Fitzgerald Gymnasium.

  • Russell – 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-6 FT), 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
  • Senior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) – 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3-FG), 10 rebounds, 2 steals
  • Senior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) –  11 points (5-11 FG, 1-2 FT), 3 rebounds
  • Freshman Adriana Timberlake (Braintree, Mass.) – 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3-FG), 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
  • Senior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) – 8 points (2-11 FG, 2-10 3-FG, 2-2 FT), 3 rebounds, 3 assists
KEY MOMENT
  • SNHU led, 31-21, at the half when it began the second stanza on a 15-5 run - led by six points from Russell and five from Dean - to open up a 46-26 advantage with 4:13 remaining in the third quarter.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Zoria West paced the Knights with 17 points (7-16 FG, 3-8 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.
  • The Penmen outshot the Knights, 37.1 percent (23-62) to 33.3 percent (21-63), including 21.7 percent (5-23) to 10 percent (1-10) from beyond the arc.
  • SNHU was also better from the line, 66.7 percent (8-12) to 41.7 percent (5-12).
  • The Penmen gathered more points off turnovers (19-10) and featured a better assist-to-turnover ratio (14/10-9/18), while the Knights won the glass (42-29) and collected more second chance points (16-4). The paint was even (34-34). 
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire has now won four straight.
  • SNHU is now 3-0 all-time versus Queens.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen are back in action Saturday, Nov. 23 (1:30 p.m.) when they take on Assumption College.
  • The next home game for SNHU is Tuesday, Nov. 26 (5:30 p.m.) when it plays host to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College at the Stan Spirou Field House. The game will air live on WGIR 610-AM.

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