Led by four players in double figures, the Emmanuel College Saints defeated the Albertus Magnus women's basketball team by a score of 86-57 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play.
Albertus was led by Lianna Carrero (Hamden, Conn.) with 21 points, while the sophomore shot 11-of-13 from the free-throw line.
The loss puts the Falcons at 5-5 in league play, while their overall record moves to 12-9. Emmanuel remains unbeaten in GNAC play with the victory as the Saints improve to 15-6 on the year and 9-0 in the conference standings.
Emmanuel shot 53.8-percent in the opening half, while Albertus struggled, hitting just 10 of its first 36 attempts. After the Saints took an early 16-point lead, the Falcons battled back to cut the lead to five at 29-24 with 6:30 left in the first half. Emmanuel used a 23-8 run to finish out the frame to take a 20-point lead at intermission.
Another 23-7 run by Emmanuel in the second half extended the Saints lead to as much as 36 with 11:02 left in the contest. It was the Saints' largest lead of the day.
On the afternoon, the Falcons shot 27.5-percent from the floor, while Emmanuel shot 55.7-percent after a 59.1-percent showing in the second frame. Fiona O'Dwyer (Stamford, Conn.) led the way for the Saints with 15 points, while she shot 7-of-12 from the field.
The Saints scored 48 points in the paint as well as 20 fast-break points. The Falcons finished the afternoon with a 17-of-23 showing from the charity stripe. The Falcons are now 2-17 all-time against Emmanuel dating back over 20 years.
Albertus returns to action on Tuesday night as the Falcons get set to host Mount Ida in GNAC play. That contest is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.