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Women's Basketball Adds Two Transfers For 2019-20

Garden City, N.Y. - The Adelphi University women's basketball team has announced two new signees to the program's incoming class. Joining the Panthers as transfers from Monroe College, a junior college in the NJCAA in New Rochelle, N.Y., are Phyness Baldwin (Springfield, Mass.) and Aneisha Lyons (Bronx, N.Y.). The pair were the top two scorers for a team which went 20-9 last year. During her time at Monroe, Baldwin started in 42 games and played in 57 overall, and averaged 10.7 points per game. To cap last season, where she had 16 games in double figures in scoring, and a trio of 20-point games, she had 14 points, including a season-high of three 3-point field goals, in the NJCAA District 'C' Championship against Harford Community College. Spending three years at Monroe but playing two, Lyons had her most impactful season with the Mustangs in 2018-19. Named an NJCAA DI Women's Basketball All-American Honorable Mention, she averaged 13.2 points per game in her second year. Her season-high of 26 points in a game came against Chesapeake College, and she scored in double figures in 21 of her 29 games. Lyons also grabbed nine rebounds and scored 18 points in the NJCAA District C Championship game. The pair of guards were also Monroe's leaders in other offensive statistics, as Lyons led the team in rebounding average with 7.2 rebounds/game, and Baldwin led the team with 139 assists. The duo joins true freshman Alyssa Adomaites of East Northport, N.Y. to complete the incoming class.

About Adelphi Athletics A regionally and nationally competitive NCAA Division II institution located in Garden City, N.Y., Adelphi University has been a proud member of the Northeast-10 Conference since 2009. Winners of 17 NCAA Division II National Championships and four NE10 Presidents' Cups, Panther athletes have excelled at the conference, regional and national level, both on the field of play and in the classroom. In turn, the Adelphi athletic department is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, equity and success where its student-athletes can thrive both on campus and off.

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