After a full slate of women’s hoops on Monday, Overtime! hits on the key transpirings.
Exactly one week after seeing her decade-long run atop LIU Brooklyn’s all-time scoring list come to a close, Tamika Dudley saw another one of her career program records go by the wayside. LIU senior point guard Kiara Evans dished out six assists during the Blackbirds’ MLK Day matinee against Fairleigh Dickinson and surpassed Dudley’s career record (380) in the process. Evans has amassed 382 assists during her two-plus seasons in Brooklyn after transferring from Louisville. Back on Jan. 9, preseason all-NEC forward Ashley Palmer turned in a 30-point performance that moved her past Dudley’s all-time scoring mark.
Alysha Womack is back on the floor and Monmouth has yet to lose since the junior guard exchanged her street clothes for the Blue & White uniform. After being sidelined for the team’s first 11 games of the 2011-12 campaign, the preseason all-NEC selection made her return against Norfolk State on Dec. 29 and the Hawks have won six in a row since. Averaging 11.3 points in 25.3 minutes per game off the bench, Womack had her best performance yet the last time out at St. Francis (NY). Womack scored 22 points in a 53-44 win that gave the Hawks a sweep of the NEC’s Brooklyn-based contingent.
Sacred Heart remained the lone NEC unbeaten by posting a convincing road win over defending conference champion Saint Francis (PA). Ed Swanson’s Pioneers moved to 6-0 in league play and are one-third of the way toward matching the perfect 18-0 league mark that the 2009 team produced. Sacred Heart senior forward Callan Taylor, who averaged 21.5 points per game, during the Pioneers’ Keystone State sweep was a freshman on that squad, which advanced all the way to the NCAA First Round where it gave Ohio State a scare.
Central Connecticut won back-to-back games over Wagner and Mount St. Mary’s to erase what was an 0-4 NEC start. Guard Jessica Babe spearheaded the Blue Devils’ winning efforts by contributing 17.0 points and 7.0 assists per contest. The 14 assists moved Babe’s season total to 86 in 16 games, a 5.4 assists per game average that ranks third amongst NEC leaders.
Video Recap of Mount St. Mary’s loss to Central Connecticut…
Fairleigh Dickinson’s Mariyah Laury and Quinnipiac’s Felicia Barron each posted 20-plus point efforts in victories on Saturday, and both repeated the feat two days later. Laury poured in 25 points in an upset of LIU Brooklyn, while Barron dropped 26 on Robert Morris in an 82-74 road win. Barron (17.5 ppg) and Laury (16.9 ppg) rank third and fourth, respectively, on the NEC individual scoring leader board.
Robert Morris associate head coach Charlie Buscaglia reacts to Monday night’s setback to Quinnipiac…
RMU-QU Game Highlights…
FDU Lone MBB in Action Monday
The FDU men wrapped up its non-conference slate with a MLK Day matinee against Longwood. Despite shooting 47.5 percent from the floor and receiving a 38-point effort from Melquan Bolding, the Knights dropped an 87-83 decision to the Lancers. Fairleigh Dickinson’s next opponent is a 13-6 Robert Morris team coached by Garden State native Andy Toole. The two teams will clash in the Rothman Center on Thursday night (Jan. 19).
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