Women's Basketball Falls in NE10 Road Affair at American International

Women's Basketball Falls in NE10 Road Affair at American International

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's basketball team dropped a 65-46 decision at American International College on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference play in Butova Gymnasium.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (5-9, 1-8 NE10), AIC (9-7, 4-4 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Brianna Purcell (Bedford, N.H./Bedford), 14 points, 2 assists, 6-for-11 field goals
  • Sophomore Nicole Anderson (Kittery Point, Maine/Marianapolis Prep), 11 points, 3 rebounds, 5-for-12 field goals
  • Senior Emily Ferreri (Hyde Park, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes), 6 points, 4 assists, 2 steals
  • Junior Taylor Miller (Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth), 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists
  • First-year Emma MacDonough (South Burlington, Vt./South Burlington), 4 points, 3 rebounds
  • Junior Alyssa Breunig (Trumbull, Conn./Trumbull), 3 rebounds, 3 blocks
  • First-year Nicole Ladas (Glastonbury, Conn./Tilton School), 4 rebounds

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Dana Watts, 24 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists
  • Junior Rashana Siders, 17 points, 5 assists
  • Senior Dominique Boyd, 11 points, 8 rebounds

GAME FACTS

  • Beginning of five-game run for Saint Michael's during which four games are on the road.
  • The Purple Knights outscored the Yellow Jackets, 30-29, during the second half.

THE ACTION

  • AIC scored the first nine points of the game, with Watts netting the final six.
  • Watts' jumper at 9:30 of the second quarter pushed the hosts' lead to 18-3 before Ladas buried a three 15 seconds later off a Ferreri feed, and Purcell's lay-in following a Ferreri steal cut the deficit to 10.
  • After Watts' buzzer-beating basket gave AIC a 36-16 halftime lead, Purcell converted back-to-back hoops to cap a 6-0 run to begin the third quarter, drawing Saint Michael's within 14 points.
  • A lay-up from Watts was followed by a jumper by Siders at 7:15 that extended the lead back to 40-22, and the hosts never again led by fewer than 18 points.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Wednesday at University of New Haven, 1 p.m.