Women's Basketball Pulls Out 61-59 Win Versus New York Tech

Victoria Dean preparing to shoot a 3-pointer over the arms of a defender
BOX SCORE | RAPID REACTION WITH HEAD COACH KAREN PINKOS

When and Where: December 7, 2019 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 61, New York Tech Institute of Technology 59
Records: SNHU 7-3, NYIT 5-5

Senior Victoria Dean (Plymouth, Mass.) scored a team-best 17 points, as the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team held off the New York Tech Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon for a 61-59 non-conference victory at the Stan Spirou Field House.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • Dean – 17 points (6-10 FG, 5-8 3-FG), 5 rebounds
  • Senior Molly Terry (Shrewsbury, Mass.) – 14 points (5-15 FG, 4-11 3-FG), 4 assists, 3 rebounds
  • Senior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) – 11 points (2-13 FG, 2-9 3-FG, 5-6 FT), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
  • Junior Sarah Deyo (Attleboro, Mass.) – 6 points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3-FG, 3-6 FT), 6 rebounds
  • Junior Gyanna Russell (E. Hampton, Conn.) – 5 points (5-6 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Sophomore Jenna Roche (Braintree, Mass.) – 4 points (1-2 FG, 2-2 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Freshman Ariana Koivisto (Pomfret, Conn.) – 4 points (2-5 FG), 4 rebounds
KEY MOMENTS
  • Southern New Hampshire trailed by two points with less than three minutes remaining in the first quarter when it reeled off a 20-2 run, led by nine points from Terry and six from Dean, to grab its largest lead of the afternoon at 32-16 just over a minute-and-a-half into the second quarter.
  • The Penmen lead was 12 with under a minute left in the third stanza when NYIT scored nine straight, including six from Meg Knollmeyer, to slash its deficit to just three at 48-45 with under eight minutes to go. The Bears would get as close as two with less than four ticks left, but Ziliak sealed it with a pair of free throws.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Ketsia Athias led all scorers with 20 points (10-15 FG) and eight rebounds for the Bears. Knollmeyer posted a double-double of 14 points (6-14 FG, 2-2 FT) and 12 boards.
  • The Bears outshot the Penmen, 42.6 percent (26-61) to 32.7 percent (17-52), while SNHU returned the favor from deep in a big way, 40 percent (12-30) to 7.1 percent (1-14).
  • Southern New Hampshire made seven of its 11 3-point attempts (63.6%) in the opening quarter.
  • SNHU was plus-9 from the stripe, despite NYIT shooting it better, 75 percent (6-8) to 71.4 percent (15-21).
  • The Penmen captured the glass (36-32) and featured a slightly better assist-to-turnover ratio (12/21-9/17), while NYIT owned the paint (46-10), collected more points off turnovers (19-13) and second chance points (13-1).
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire has now won three straight.
  • SNHU, which now leads the all-time series, 3-2, has captured three of the last four meetings versus the Bears, including two-in-a-row at home.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen are back in action Saturday, Dec. 14 (1:30 p.m.) when they play host to Goldey-Beacom College in non-conference action at the Stan Spirou Field House.

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