Women's Basketball

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

Women's Basketball Cruises Past Fitchburg State, 90-59

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

Link: Box Score

Fitchburg, Mass. - The Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team opened 2019 with a 90-59 road win over Fitchburg State University in non-conference action this evening at the Parkinson Gymnasium.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Albertus Magnus College 90 | Fitchburg State University 59
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (11-1) | Fitchburg State University (6-5)

HOW IT HAPPENED
First Quarter:

  • Fitchburg State netted the first basket of the game, a jumper from Mishelle Logie, for a quick 2-0 lead.
  • Albertus Magnus put together a 12-0 run to take control of the first quarter.
  • Senior guard Kristin Cunning (Hoboken, NJ) paced the visitors with nine points in the frame as the Falcons raced to a 28-6 lead after one.

Second Quarter:

  • Fitchburg closed the gap, 33-14, midway through the second stanza with an 8-2 run.
  • Albertus closed out the first half with a 9-0 run to make the score 48-18 at intermission.

Third Quarter:

  • Fitchburg State cut into the deficit after a 7-2 stretch on pair of buckets from Catherine Coppinger and three from the charity stripe for Logie.
  • Albertus Magnus answered back with eight straight points to end the third quarter.  
  • Sophomore Cassie Couture (Waterbury, Conn.) contributed five points in the run.

Fourth Quarter:

  • In the final quarter of play, the Green and Gold won the frame 26-19, but it wasn't enough as the visitors cruised to the 90-59 final.

KEY PERFORMANCES
Albertus:

  • Jill Johnson (North Haven, Conn.) – 22 Points (9-12 FG, 0-1 3PT, 4-7 FT) |1 rebound | 3 assists | 2 steals
  • Kristin Cunning – 17 Points (6-16 FG, 4-13 3PT, 1-1 FT) | 3 rebounds | 1 assist | 1 steal | 1 block
  • Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn.) – 15 Points (6-11 FG, 3-3 3PT) | 7 rebounds | 6 assists | 2 steals
  • Rah Rah Thompson (Bridgeport Conn.) - 10 points (5-6 FG, 0-2 FT) | 4 rebounds | 1 block
  • Raegon Shirling-Davis (Waterbury, Conn.) – 4 Points (1-6 FG, 1-3 3PT, 1-2 FT) | 14 rebounds | 4 assists | 4 steals

Fitchburg State:

  • Catherine Coppinger – 13 Points | 17 rebounds | 3 assists | 3 steals
  • Jadelen Harold – 12 Points | 6 rebounds | 1 steal
  • Alicia Ruth – 9 Points | 2 rebounds | 2 steals

UP NEXT
The women's basketball concludes non-conference play this Saturday, January 5th with a road game at Mitchell College. Albertus opens up GNAC play on January 8 with a home showdown against Anna Maria College beginning at 5 p.m.