Women's Basketball

2016-17 RECORD: 14-12; GNAC: 9-7 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 16 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS IN PROGRAM HISTORY: 28

Women's Basketball Suffers Road Loss to Emmanuel, 85-56

Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular

FINAL SCORE: Emmanuel 85 | Albertus 56
TEAM RECORDS: Emmanuel (17-7, 13-2) | Albertus Magnus (12-11, 7-7)

BOSTON, Mass. – Despite two double-digit performances from juniors Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) and Angelina Piccirillo (Naugatuck, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team fell to GNAC foe Emmanuel (Mass.) College, 85-56, on Saturday afternoon at Andy Yosinoff Court.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Despite opening the game with the early 3-0 lead, following a three from Piccirillo, the Falcons found themselves trailing the Saints, 20-9, with 2:22 left in the first. Emmanuel would close out the quarter with a 5-3 run to take a 25-13 lead into the second.

Albertus continued to chip away at the Saints double-digit lead as a layup from Jill Johnson (North Haven, Conn.), at the 5:23 mark, brought the score to within 11, 35-24. However, Emmanuel would hold a 50-32 lead at the half.

Emmanuel remained in control in the third, but a three from Liz Falcigno (Wallignford, Conn.) cut the hosts' lead to 15, 56-41, but Emmanuel answered back with a 14-2 run to close the quarter, 70-43.

For the remaining 10 minutes, Albertus could only play catch-up as the visitors fell on the road to the Saints, 85-56.

FIRST HALF STATS

  • Junior Liz Falcigno (Wallingford, Conn.) led the Falcons in rebounds with six while Bolden chipped in with five.
  • Emmanuel shot an impressive 63.3 percent from the field while the Falcons shot only 33.3 percent.
  • Jen Chalk of Emmanuel scored 17 of her 19 points over the first 20 minutes of play.
  • Albertus was able to force 11 Saints' turnovers while the Falcons only posted seven.

SECOND HALF STATS

  • Falcigno scored all six of her second half points after going 2-for-2 from three point range.
  • Emmanuel held a 23-20 edge over Albertus in rebounds.
  • Only two of the Saints' starters scored at least two points in the second half.
  • Three different Falcons recorded a team-high two made field goals each.

FINAL STATS

  • Bolden was just shy of recording a double-double as the forward registered 21 points, two blocks, three steals, two assists and nine rebounds.
  • Piccirillo rounded out the double-digit scorers with 14 points, three rebounds and a steal.
  • Albertus finished the game shooting 27.0 percent while the Saint finished about 50 percent.
  • Jen Chalk, Olivia Marks and Alexis Ezell all combined for 36 points of the Saints' 85 points.

UP NEXT

The Falcons return to action on February 14th at Saint Joseph's (Conn.)