NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Shelley Pierson (Watervliet, N.Y.) posted team-highs with 16 points and seven rebounds, but the Southern Connecticut State University women’s basketball team dropped a 68-57 decision to Franklin Pierce on Saturday afternoon at Moore Field House.
The Owls are now 6-10, 2-9 in Northeast-10 Conference play. The Ravens are 12-5, 8-3 in league action.
Franklin Pierce scored 10 of the first 11 points of the game. The lead stretched to 14, at 22-8, with 7:55 remaining in the first half. The Owls scored six in a row to get within eight at 22-14. However, Franklin Pierce scored 10 of the final 17 points to carry a 32-21 lead into halftime.
The Owls cut the lead into single digits in the opening minute of the second half on a layup from Milena Lazarevic (Gmunden, Austria). The Ravens countered with a 12-4 to build its largest lead of the game, 44-27, with 13:57 remaining.
SCSU chipped away at the deficit, getting it back into single digits on two occasions. However, the Ravens were able to hang on from there for the win.
Keshia Primo (Mississagua, Ont.) finished with 10 points for the Owls, the only other SCSU player to reach double figures.
The Owls are back in action on Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. when they host Saint Anselm.