NEWTON, Mass. - Both Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn.) and Rah-Rah Thompson (Bridgeport, Conn.) recorded double-doubles to help propel the Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team to a convincing 75-55 road victory over Lasell University on Tuesday evening in Newtown, Mass.
Final: Albertus Magnus 75 | Lasell 55
Records: Albertus Magnus (12-5, 3-1 GNAC) |Lasell (8-7, 2-2 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Falcons built a first-quarter high nine-point lead with just 1:09 left in the frame. Trailing 9-8 at the 6:01 mark, Albertus orchestrated a 10-0 run over the next five minutes behind stellar defense and a 6-for-6 performance from the free-throw line.
Osmond began to take over in the second period, pouring in 10 points. Osmond bookended a 9-4 run by the Falcons to end the second quarter to give the visitors a 37-31 lead at the break.
At halftime, Osmond posted a well-rounded stat line with a game-high 14 points and four assists. Thompson also had a fantastic half, coming close to a double-double with eight points and 11 rebounds.
The Falcons built its lead to 14 points after three quarters, 55-41. Albertus allowed just 10 points to the Lasers in the third quarter, while scoring 18 of its own to grow its advantage further.
Albertus maintained its double-digit lead for the entirety of the fourth quarter, building it to as high as 20 points multiple times.
Osmond led all players with an outstanding performance, tallying game-highs with 25 points and 10 assists, her eighth double-double of the season. Thompson also tallied a double-double on 14 points and 14 rebounds, her 12th of the year. Junior guard Cassie Couture (Waterbury, Conn.) posted a career-high 16 points to finish second on Albertus in scoring.
Albertus: 41.2% FG | 21.1% 3PT| 75.0% FT
Lasell: 32.4% FG | 22.2% 3PT | 62.5% FT
• Shyla Osmond - 25 points (10-25 FG, 1-6 3PT, 4-6 FT) | 10 assists | 5 rebounds | 5 steals
• Cassie Couture - 16 points (5-14 FG, 2-10 3PT, 4-6 FT) | 1 rebound | 3 steals
• Rah-Rah Thompson - 14 points (4-9 FG, 6-6 FT) | 14 rebounds | 4 assists | 1 block
• Andreah Orr (Danbury, Conn.) - 6 points (3-8 FG) | 11 rebounds | 2 blocks | 1 steal
• D'Asia Allen - 16 points (6-14 FG, 4-12 3PT) | 3 rebounds
• Amanda Ortiz - 15 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-4 FT) | 16 rebounds | 4 assists |3 steals | 2 blocks
• Precious Montgomery - 11 points (4-18 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-4 FT) | 10 rebounds | 3 assists
• Shyla Osmond - 25 points & 10 assists
• Rah-Rah Thompson - 14 points & 14 rebounds
• Amanda Ortiz - 15 points & 16 rebounds
• Precious Montgomery - 11 points & 10 rebounds
• Today's bout is the 14th all-time meeting between the Falcons and Lasers.
• Albertus is 11-3 against Lasell, winning the last six meetings, all by double digits.
• The Falcons are now 4-4 on the road this season.
• Osmond has tallied eight double-doubles this year.
• Osmond surpassed the 200-assist mark in today's game, with 205 in her illustrious career at Albertus.
• Thompson has 12 double-doubles in 2019-20.
• Couture's 16 points are a new career-high for the junior.
• Morgan Violette (North Branford, Conn.) scored a career-high eight points.
The women's basketball team continues GNAC play with a home clash against GNAC foe Saint Joseph's College (Me.) on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1 PM.