Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State College handed the Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team its second loss of the season as the Falcons slipped to the Rams, 72-63, Thursday evening in non-conference play.
FINAL: Farmingdale State College 72 | Albertus Magnus College 63
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (0-2) | Farmingdale State (1-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus grabbed a 6-2 edge in the first two minutes of action before a 4-3 run by the Rams put the hosts up three, 9-6. After the teams traded points, Albertus outscored the Rams, 6-3, over the final 3:29 of the first frame to hold on to a 17-14 cushion.
The Falcons maintained a nine-point lead, 25-16, three minutes into the second stanza. The Rams' Dana McCall sparked a 9-5 run that made it a two possession game, 30-25, with 4:01 left on the clock. Albertus maintained its lead and led by 10, 38-28, at the half.
Junior Andreah Orr (Danbury, Conn.) posted a strong first half for the Falcons collecting 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Out of the locker room, Albertus lengthened its advantage to 12, 42-28, but eight straight points from the Rams cut the lead to within four, 42-38. Farmingdale State continued to fight as the hosts regained the lead at the 2:06 mark on a three from Jami Cardenas. Her three-point jumper would be the final basket of the quarter as the Rams led by one, 48-47, heading into the final 10.
Albertus and Farmingdale State battled through two ties until a short spurt put the hosts up five, 60-55, with 4:45 remaining in regulation. The Rams proved to be too much for the Falcons to handle earning the 72-63 home victory.
- Orr anchored a well-balanced Albertus scoring unit that saw four double-digit performances.
- Both teams recorded a field goal percentage of 36.1%.
- Albertus out-rebounded the Rams by a 53-48 edge as well as posted an 11-3 advantage in second chance points.
- 38 of the Falcons' 63 points were scored in the paint.
- Katherine Raposo (Warwick, R.I.) - 15 points (6-22 FG, 0-3 3pt, 3-3 FT) | 4 rebounds | 2 assists | 1 steals
- Andreah Orr - 12 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 FT) | 15 rebounds | 5 assists | 7 blocks
- Cassie Couture (Waterbury, Conn.) - 11 points (3-13 FG, 2-7 3pt, 3-4 FT) | 5 rebounds
- Beatriz Honorio (Bridgeport, Conn.) - 10 points (5-10 FG) | 9 rebounds | 2 assists | 2 steals
- Alexis Hunter - 20 points (8-10 FG, 4-10 FT) | 11 rebounds | 2 assists | 2 steals | 3 blocks
- Mia Miller - 19 points (6-18 FG, 3-8 3pt, 4-6 FT) | 6 rebounds | 3 assists | 1 steal
- Imani Butts - 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-2 3pt, 1-1 FT) | 2 rebounds | 4 assists | 4 steals
- Anna Zaborowska - 10 points (3-14 FG, 2-5 3pt, 2-2 FT) | 12 rebounds | 7 assists | 5 steals
- Orr was on the verge of a triple-double with 12 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks.
- This game saw three ties and nine lead changes.
- With the win, the Rams bring the all-time series record to 5-3.
- Orr led the Falcons defensive unit for the second straight game while Raposo led the offensive unit in scoring for the second time.
- Orr tied her season-high in blocks with seven.
- In her first appearance with the Falcons, freshman Bridget Rosikiewicz (Naugatuck, Conn.) tallied five points and five rebounds.
The women's basketball team returns home to New Haven, Conn. to host Springfield College in its home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:00PM.