Pace Women's Basketball Defeats New Haven, 68-61
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Outscoring the Chargers 22-12 over the final 10 minutes of play, the Pace University women's basketball team defeated New Haven on Wednesday night, 68-61. Inside the Numbers *It was a trio of freshmen leading the way offensively for the Blue and Gold on Wednesday. Kelsey Quain (Ossining, NY/Ossining) scored a season-high 15 points to lead all Pace scorers. The guard scored all of her points on the deep ball, making five-of-eight from beyond the arc. *Quain's classmate Lauren Hackett (Commack, NY/St. Anthony's) added 14 points, including a 5-for-5 effort from the free-throw line. *Brianna Wong (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley) rounded out the strong rookie showing by continuing her recent hot streak, reaching double figures for a fifth consecutive game. Wong scored 12 points on a night where she was five-of-eight from the field. *Every player got involved under the basket, as all nine Setters that saw action came away with a rebound. Lauren Schetter (Beacon, NY/Beacon High School) led Pace in rebounds on the night, hauling in six boards. Jackie DelliSanti (Commack, NY/Commack) added five rebounds of her own, as she continues to lead the team with 7.5 boards per contest. *The Setters recorded 13 steals, tying their second-highest takeaway total of the year. Wong led the effort with five steals, improving her team-leading total to 54 on the season. How it Happened Despite falling into an early 6-0 hole to open up the game, the Setters went on an 18-9 run over the final six-and-a-half minutes of the first quarter to pull ahead in the opening frame. Six unanswered points from DelliSanti brought the score even at 8-8 halfway through the opener, while Quain's first three of night with a minute left on the clock put Pace ahead 18-12. The Setters would extend their lead up to eight after baskets from Quain and Hackett to open up the second, but New Haven was quick to respond with an 11-2 run to regain the lead. While the two teams combined for just three baskets over the final four minutes, Wong would account for the final five points of the half to send Pace into halftime with a 30-28 lead. The Chargers came out in control in the third quarter, taking the lead a minute into the half and never trailing for the remainder of the period. New Haven would lead by as much as seven in the third, but an old-fashioned three-point play from Hackett and a pair of free-three throws from Schetter in the final minute cut the lead down to 49-46. The teams traded leads through the first four minutes, but Quain's final three of the night would put Pace ahead for good. The deep ball sparked a 15-7 Setter run to close out the contest as Pace pulled away 68-61. Up Next The Setters stay home for the weekend, hosting Adelphi on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.