Boston, Mass. - Despite a 25-point effort from senior Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team fell on the road to Suffolk University, 65-59, on Thursday evening in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) clash on the Andy Yosinoff Court located on the campus of Emmanuel (Mass.) College.
FINAL: Suffolk University 65 | Albertus Magnus College 59
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (10-5, 1-1 GNAC) | Suffolk (10-4, 2-0 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
It was all Suffolk from the get go as the Rams jumped out to an impressive 11-2 lead behind five points from Gabrielle Demco. At the 5:10 mark, Cassie Couture (Waterbury, Conn.) snapped the scoreless drought for the Falcons with a made free throw attempt to bring the score to 11-3.
Suffolk continued to build on its early advantage and extended the lead to double-digits, 16-6. The final 2:23 of the stanza saw the Falcons attempt a comeback and pull within three, 16-13, at the end of the first.
The second quarter started off with Albertus and Suffolk trading baskets until a layup from Andreah Orr (Danbury, Conn.) cut the deficit to three, 20-17. The Rams countered back with five unanswered points to push their lead to eight, 25-17, with 6:40 left on the clock.
The Falcons trimmed to lead down to six, 30-24, after a deep three from Kyah Nowlin (Stamford, Conn.), but the visitors trailed 33-24 at the half.
Out of the locker room, Suffolk slowly began to rebuild a double-digit lead and led by as many as 14, 48-34, with 3:25 remaining in the third. The Rams started to cool off and the Falcons heated up, putting together a 10-4 run to pull within eight, 52-44, at the end of the quarter.
Albertus put on the pressure in the fourth as the Falcons opened the stanza with a 13-4 scoring run to take its second lead of the night, 57-56. With 3:03 left on the clock, Suffolk resumed control of the lead and closed out regulation with a 9-2 run to earn its second conference win of the season.
- Albertus Magnus - 34.8% FG | 22.7% 3PT | 57.1% FT
- Suffolk - 31.6% FG | 19.2% 3PT | 52.2% FT
- This game saw one tie and three lead changes.
- The Falcons won the battle on the boards by a slim 51-50 margin.
- Both teams scored 30 points in the paint.
- The Rams scored 25 of their points off 18 Falcon turnovers.
- Shyla Osmond - 25 points (10-23 FG, 1-3 3PT, 4-7 FT) | 2 rebounds | 4 assists | 1 steal
- Cassie Couture - 10 points (3-7 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-3 FT) | 8 rebounds
- Rah-Rah Thompson (Bridgeport, Conn.) - 9 points (3-10 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-4 FT) | 19 rebounds | 3 assists | 1 steal | 2 blocks
- Gabriella DeComo - 19 points (7-14 FG, 1-2 3PT, 4-4 FT) | 4 rebounds | 1 assist | 2 steals | 2 blocks
- Allie Lopes - 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-3 3PT, 0-2 FT) | 5 rebounds | 2 steals
- Alexis Hackett - 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-8 3PT) | 13 rebounds | 2 assists | 3 steals | 1 block
- Albertus: None
- Suffolk: Alexis Hackett (11 points, 13 rebounds)
- This is the 24th meeting between the two programs.
- Following tonight's win, Suffolk extends the all-time series record to 17-8.
- The Falcons suffered their first neutral site loss of the season.
- Alberts outscored the Rams in both the third (20-19) and fourth (15-13) quarter, respectively.
- Couture was two rebounds shy of recording her first career double-double.
- Thompson led the defensive unit with two blocks while Morgan Violette (North Branford, Conn.) posted one in the fourth quarter.
- Freshman Beatriz Honorio (Bridgeport, Conn.) tied her season-high in assists with two.
The women's basketball team returns home on Saturday, January 18 with a home GNAC tilt against Colby-Sawyer College. Tip-off is set for 1PM in New Haven, Conn.