Women’s Basketball Topped by Seton Hall on Sunday Afternoon
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The St. Francis Brooklyn women's basketball team (4-2) was topped by Seton Hall (5-1), 100-77, on Sunday afternoon. The Terriers scored over 70 points for the sixth game in a row as they continue to display a prolific offensive attack. The Pirates led the game wire-to-wire en route to their fifth win of the season. The Big East counterpart had a 50-36 lead over the Terriers after the first half of play. St. Francis Brooklyn put together a strong third quarter as they outscored Seton Hall, 23-19, to cut the lead to 10. The Pirates pulled away in the fourth quarter as they managed to hold off a St. Francis Brooklyn team that battled from the opening tip to the final buzzer. HOW IT HAPPENED: St. Francis Brooklyn – 77 | Seton Hall – 100
The Terriers had nine players record points in the game; through the first six games of the season St. Francis Brooklyn has had at least six players record points in every game. It marks the fourth game this season that the Terriers had nine or more players register points in a game.
Senior guard Maria Palarino scored a season-high tying 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and pulled down five rebounds. It was the fourth time this season that Palarino has scored 10 or more points in a game and the third game in a row that she did so.
Sophomore forward Ally Lassen continued to show her presence in the frontcourt for the Terriers. The forward scored 17 points on an efficient 6-of-9 shooting from the floor and went 5-of-8 from the free-throw line. The six made field goals tied a career-high and the five converted free-throws were a career-high. Lassen also matched her career-high with seven rebounds.
Senior guard Amy O'Neill put together another near triple-double performance. The guard scored 12 points, dished out seven assists, and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. O'Neill shot 4-of-5 from the field and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. It was the fifth-straight game that she tallied seven or more assists in a game.
The NEC's leading scorer coming into the game, junior guard Jade Johnson scored eight points, pulled down two rebounds, and swiped a pair of steals in 33 minutes of play.
Sophomore forward Abby Anderson tallied eight points and three rebounds coming off the bench.
As a team, the Terriers shot 43.5 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from three, and 78.9 percent from the free-throw line. St. Francis Brooklyn won the battle of the boards, 48-40.
The Pirates had four players score in double-digits and were led by Shadeen Samuels who scored a game-high 29 points, registered 11 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
The Terriers travel to West Point for a meeting with Army on Wednesday, November 28, at 5 p.m. The meeting marks the 10th year in a row that St. Francis Brooklyn and Army will go head-to-head.