WORCESTER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's basketball team had a large second-half comeback fall short with a 69-58 loss to Assumption College on Wednesday in Laska Gymnasium during Northeast-10 Conference play.
- Saint Michael's (2-4, 1-3 NE10), Assumption (4-3, 2-2 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Sophomore Nicole Anderson (Kittery Point, Maine/Marianapolis Prep), 19 points (career high), 3-for-5 three-pointers
- Senior Emily Ferreri (Hyde Park, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes), 10 points, 5 assists, 2 steals
- Junior Taylor Miller (Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth), 8 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks
- Junior Alyssa Breunig (Trumbull, Conn./Trumbull), 6 points, 2-for-3 three-pointers
- Junior Brianna Purcell (Bedford, N.H./Bedford), 5 steals, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
- Senior Morgan O'Donnell, 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals
- Junior Brianna Capacchione, 15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists
- Sophomore Temi Falayi, 12 rebounds
- Saint Michael's outscored Assumption 56-42 over the final 27:58, holding a scoring edge in each of the final three quarters.
- Anderson scored 13 of her points in the final period alone, shooting 5-of-6 in the fourth quarter, including 3-for-3 on three-pointers.
- The Purple Knights shot 9-for-21 (42.1%) from beyond the arc while holding Assumption to 26.9 percent three-point shooting.
- Miller's lay-in at 8:21 of the first quarter tied the teams at two before Assumption scored the next 25 points.
- First-year Nicole Ladas (Glastonbury, Conn./Tilton School) scored five points before Anderson's lay-in capped a 14-4 run at 3:00 of the second period to bring Saint Michael's within 31-16.
- Assumption pushed its lead back out to 23 (39-16) 34 seconds into the third period, but junior Cassandra Falone (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) buried a three at 3:29 to make it 47-31.
- Capacchione's triple pushed the Greyhound lead to 62-41 with 4:26 left in regulation before Saint Michael's scored 17 of the final 24 points. Anderson netted 11 of the points, burying two threes 34 seconds apart to begin the run. Her trey with 54 seconds left brought the visitors as close as 67-56, but they came no closer.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Saturday at No. 4 Bentley University, 1:30 p.m.
- The Falcons are fourth in this week's D2SIDA National Media Poll, and first in the East Region rankings.
- Bentley is the defending NE10 postseason champion, having won six of the last eight, and qualified for 34 of the past 37 NCAA Tournaments.