Women's Basketball


Sherrod Lifts Falcons in 75-60 Win over FSC

Photo by Ron Waite
Photo by Ron Waite

Junior Chelsea Sherrod (Bridgeport, Conn.) scored a career-high 17 points as the Albertus Magnus women's basketball team cruised to a 75-60 victory over Farmingdale State on Saturday afternoon in New Haven.

With the win, the Falcons improve to 5-4 on the year, while the Rams fall to 3-4 overall. The Falcons are now 1-1 all-time against the Rams after suffering a 72-59 setback on Jan. 8 of last season.

Sherrod led the Falcons with her 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the floor, while she pulled down 14 boards for the Falcons for her fourth game of the season with double-figure rebounds.

Kelsey Pendagast (Shelton, Conn.) registered her fourth-straight game in double figures.  It was also her fourth double-double of the year as she tallied 16 boards to go along with 18 points.

The first half of today's contest was a back-and-forth battle before the Falcons went into the break with a 37-33 lead.  Albertus shot 40% (15-of-37) from the floor in the opening half, while the Rams shot 33.3% (14-of-42). 

Albertus led by as many as 17 points in the final two minutes of play. The Falcons finished the game shooting 37% (27-of-73), while the Rams shot 26.9% (21-of-78).

Andrea Desvignes led Farmingdale State with 19 points as she shot 5-of-31 from the field.

Albertus out rebounded the Rams 59-48 on the afternoon.  Freshman Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.), Sherrod and Pendagast combined for 42 of the Falcons' 59 rebounds.  Bolden added nine points for the Falcons.

Alexa Riley (Cromwell, Conn.) added 11 points on 3-of-7 shooting.

Camille Romero, who averaged over 19 points per game before today's contest, finished with 15 points before fouling out.

The Falcons will head to Mount Saint Vincent on Monday night to take on the Dolphins in a 5:00 p.m. non-league match-up.  Farmingdale returns to action on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in a 1:00 p.m. contest at Manhattanville.