Women's Basketball

2018-19 RECORD: 23-4; GNAC: 10-2 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 18 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS: 32

No. 4 Amherst Defeats Falcons 81-55 in Women's Basketball

Photo by Ron Waite
Photo by Ron Waite

The Albertus Magnus women's basketball team fell to No. 4 Amherst 81-55 in non-conference action on Monday night in New Haven.

Amherst, ranked fourth in the country according to the latest D3hoops.com, improves to 7-0 on the year with the win, while the Falcons fall to 2-5 overall.

Four Jeffs scored in double figures to lead the charge for Amherst, led by 19 points from Marley Giddins as she was a perfect 8-of-8 from the floor.  She also tallied 12 rebounds.

Albertus was led by 15 points from Lianna Carrero (Hamden, Conn.) and 13 points from Annie Raucci (Milford, Conn.).

Tonight's contest began with back-and-forth scoring until a free throw from Ali Doswell gave Amherst a 17-14 lead with 11:02 left in the half.  The Jeffs went on to take a 29-16 lead with a 13-2 run in a span of 3:13.

Amherst led by as much as 15 in the first half with 2:18 left on the clock.  Giddins led all scorers at the half with 12 points, while she added six rebounds.  For the Falcons, Raucci tallied seven points and six rebounds in the frame.

The Falcons' lone lead of the contest came at the 12:59 mark of the half as Annie Sutila (Bridgeport, Conn.) hit her first three-pointer of the game to give the Falcons a one-point lead.

Amherst shot 44.8% from the floor in the second half and finished the night with a 43.9% showing.  The Jeffs also out-rebounded the Falcons 45-31 and tallied 21 second-chance points.  They also scored 31 points off of 19 Albertus turnovers.

The Falcons cut the lead to seven in the second half but Amherst answered and went ahead by 28 points with 1:27 left in the contest.

Karle entered the game with 1,040 career points and finished the contest with three points to move past Kim Pofok '95 on the all-time scoring list into ninth place.

Albertus will host Muhlenburg on Monday, Dec. 16 in a 5:00 p.m. contest.