Women's Basketball Has Four-Game Winning Streak Snapped with 61-51 Loss at Assumption

Karlee Ziliak dribbling the ball, while waiting for the offense to set up
BOX SCORE

When and Where: November 23, 2019 – Worcester, Mass. (Laska Gymnasium)
Score: Assumption College 61, Southern New Hampshire University 51
Records: Assumption 3-2 (1-0 NE10), SNHU 4-2 (0-1 NE10)

Senior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) scored a season-high 15 points, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team had its four-game winning streak halted in a 61-51 loss to Assumption College on Saturday afternoon in its Northeast-10 opener at Laska Gymnasium.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • Ziliak – 15 points (7-10 FG, 1-4 3-FG), 3 rebounds, 2 steals
  • Junior Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.)  –  11 points (4-6 FG, 3-3 FT), 6 rebounds
  • Freshman Adriana Timberlake (Braintree, Mass.) – 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-7 3-FG)
  • Sophomore Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.) – 8 points (2-3 FG, 4-5 FT), 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists
  • Senior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) – 6 points (2-9 FG, 2-6 3-FG), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks
  • Freshman Ariana Koivisto (Pomfret, Conn.) – 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks
KEY MOMENT
  • SNHU was within two possessions at 52-48 with less than three-and-a-half minutes to go when Assumption closed the game on a 9-3 run - sparked by consecutive layups from Ja'Lyn Armstrong - to match its largest lead of the day.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Brianna Capacchione led all scorers with 16 points (6-13 FG, 3-5 3-FG, 1-2 FT) and seven rebounds for the Greyhounds.
  • The Greyhounds outshot the Penmen, 41.4 percent (24-58) to 38.8 percent (19-49), including 36.4 percent (4-11) to 25 percent (6-24) from beyond the arc.
  • Assumption was also plus-two from the line, but SNHU shot it better, 87.5 percent (7-8) to 56.3 percent (9-16).
  • The Greyhounds won the glass (40-28) and the paint (34-22), gathered more points off turnovers (22-18) and second chance points (12-2), and featured a better assist-to-turnover ratio (16/14-8/24).
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire had its four-game winning streak snapped.
  • SNHU has now lost four straight and six of its last eight to Assumption. The Penmen have also dropped seven-in-a-row to the Greyhounds on the road, last winning at Laska on Jan. 7, 2012.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen are back in action Tuesday, Nov. 26 (5:30 p.m.) when they play 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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