Women's Basketball Loses NE10 Contest at Regionally-Ranked Saint Anselm

Women's Basketball Loses NE10 Contest at Regionally-Ranked Saint Anselm

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College women's basketball team continued a three-game run against regionally-ranked Northeast-10 Conference foes on Saturday at Saint Anselm College, where the Purple Knights lost an 86-49 decision in Stoutenburgh Gymnasium. The Hawks are seventh in the NCAA East Region poll.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (11-14, 7-13 NE10), Saint Anselm (18-7, 13-7 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • First-year Nicole Ladas (Glastonbury, Conn./Tilton School), 12 points, 4-for-10 field goals
  • Sophomore Nicole Anderson (Kittery Point, Maine/Marianapolis Prep), 9 points, 5 rebounds
  • Junior Brianna Purcell (Bedford, N.H./Bedford), 8 points, 3 assists
  • Junior Cassandra Falone (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), 7 points, 2 assists
  • Senior Emily Ferreri (Hyde Park, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes), 5 rebounds, 3 assists
  • Junior Alyssa Breunig (Trumbull, Conn./Trumbull), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks
  • Junior Taylor Miller (Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth), 4 rebounds, 2 blocks

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Shannon Ryan, 22 points, 10 rebounds, 10-for-18 field goals
  • Sophomore Peyton Steinman, 11 points
  • Senior Ashley Briggs, 9 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals
  • Senior Emma Daly, 9 points, 3-for-6 three-pointers
  • Sophomore Grace Guachione, 9 points, 6 assists, 3-for-4 three-pointers

GAME FACTS

  • Saint Anselm is seventh in the latest NCAA East Region poll.
  • Second of three consecutive regionally-ranked foes for the Purple Knights to end the regular season.
  • Saint Michael's is 9-7 since a 2-7 start.

THE ACTION

  • Saint Michael's took only one lead in the first half, 13-12, on Ladas' three-pointer at 3:50 of the first quarter, as the teams played through four ties and were separated by five points or fewer for 17:51 of the 20 minutes.
  • Ferreri's jumper had the Purple Knights down 33-30 with 2:45 to go in the second frame before Briggs capped a 6-0 run with a triple at 35 seconds, sending the Hawks into the locker room up by nine.
  • Saint Anselm eventually extended its run to 20-4, forging ahead 53-34 on junior Sara Messler's free throw at 4:19 of the third period.
  • Redshirt sophomore Casey Evans (Londonderry, N.H./Saint Andrew's School) and Anderson countered with jumpers 47 seconds apart to trim the deficit to 15.
  • The Hawks scored the next 26 points by 4:07 of the fourth quarter to put the game away.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Tuesday vs. regionally-ranked Merrimack College, 5:30 p.m.
  • The Warriors are ninth in the NCAA East Region poll.