MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College women's basketball team opened its Northeast-10 Conference slate with a 60-38 loss to Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday evening in Stan Spirou Field House.
- Saint Michael's (1-2, 0-1 NE10), Southern New Hampshire (3-0, 1-0 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Redshirt sophomore Casey Evans (Londonderry, N.H./Saint Andrew's School), 8 points, 5 rebounds, 4-for-4 field goals
- Senior Emily Ferreri (Hyde Park, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes), 7 points, 3 assists, 2 steals
- Junior Cassandra Falone (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), 6 points, 2-for-4 three-pointers
- Junior Brianna Purcell (Bedford, N.H./Bedford), 8 rebounds, 3 assists
- Junior Taylor Miller (Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth), 6 rebounds
- Senior Kylie Lorenzen, 27 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 12-for-17 field goals
- Senior Brianna Camara, 8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals
- Saint Michael's held the hosts to 34.8 percent shooting, including 6-of-25 (24.0%) from three-point range.
- The final score was an outlier in a series that had seen the last 13 meetings decided by 12 points or less.
- Lorenzen was the only player on either team to score in double figures, while only Camara had more than three points among the remainder of the Penmen.
- Lorenzen put home a pair of buckets within the opening 1:19 to make it 4-0, a score that held until 3:50 remained in the first period, when Purcell's backdoor pass found Evans for a lay-in before Purcell converted a go-ahead three-point play at 2:36.
- Miller's three-point play at 57 seconds countered a 5-0 Penmen run to bring the visitors within one, but Camara knocked down a three 16 seconds later, kicking off a 17-6 run. Falone buried two threes to account for all of the Purple Knight points in that time. Southern New Hampshire led 31-16 at halftime.
- Delaney's jumper at 9:16 of the third period drew the visitors within 13 points, but Lorenzen had four points in the Penmen's quarter-capping 8-1 run that pushed the lead to 22. First-year Emma MacDonough (South Burlington, Vt./South Burlington) netted the Saint Michael's point in that stretch.
- The Purple and Gold never again trailed by fewer than 20 points.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Saturday vs. No. 19 Stonehill College, 1:30 p.m.
- The Skyhawks are 19th in both national polls and third in the D2SIDA East Regional Media Poll.
- The Stonehill qualified for four of the last five NCAA Tournaments, advancing to last season's Elite Eight.