Women's Basketball Uses Balanced Effort to Get Past Bridgeport, 82-73

Jenna Roche dribbling the ball up the court
BOX SCORE | RAPID REACTION WITH HEAD COACH KAREN PINKOS

When and Where: December 1, 2019 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 82, University of Bridgeport 73
Records: SNHU 5-3, UB 1-6

Sophomore Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.) led five scorers in double figures with a career-best 17 points Sunday, as the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team handed the University of Bridgeport an 82-73 loss at the Stan Spirou Field House.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • Roche  – career-high 17 points (5-8 FG, 7-8 FT), 5 rebounds, 3 steals
  • Senior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) – 13 points (4-12 FG, 1-8 3-FG, 4-6 FT), career-high 8 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
  • Junior Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) – 11 points (3-9 FG, 5-10 FT), career-high 9 rebounds
  • Senior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) – 11 points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 4-4 FT), 4 rebounds, 4 assists
  • senior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) – 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3-FG), 4 rebounds
  • Junior Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.) – 8 points (4-6 FG), 6 rebounds, 2 blocks
  • Freshman Ariana Koivisto (Pomfret, Conn.) – 7 points (2-2 FG, 3-4 FT), 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
KEY MOMENTS
  • The score was tied at 59-all with just over six minutes to play in regulation when Ziliak bookended a 13-1 run with baskets that gave the Penmen their largest lead of the afternoon at 72-60 with 1:29 on the clock. Terry matched Ziliak's four points during the run to help lead the way.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Samirah Henderson led all scorers with 19 points (7-14 FG, 4-8 3-FG, 1-2 FT) for the Purple Knights.
  • The Penmen outshot the Purple Knights, 48.2 percent (27-56) to 38 percent (27-71), while Bridgeport returned the favor from deep, 42.3 percent (11-26) to 19 percent (4-21).
  • Though SNHU was plus-16 from the stripe, Bridgeport shot it better, 80 percent (8-10) to 70.6 percent (24-34).
  • The Penmen captured the glass (40-38) and the paint (38-24), collected more fastbreak points (33-7) and featured a more impressive assist-to-turnover ratio (16/13-15/16), while the Purple Knights held a slight edge in points off turnovers (16-15) and received more scoring from their bench (44-33).
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire vanquishes a two-game slide with the victory.
  • Despite trailing in the all-time series, 26-20, SNHU has now captured four-in-a-row versus the Purple Knights.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen are back in action Wednesday, Dec. 4 (5:30 p.m.) when they take on Saint Michael's College.
  • The next home contest for SNHU is Saturday, Dec. 7 (1:30 p.m.) when it plays host to the New York Institute of Technology in non-conference action at the Stan Spirou Field House. The game will air on WGIR 610-AM.

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