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Lady Terriers set for Brooklyn Battle

Second-place SFC has won eight of its last 10 games

February 8, 2022 John Torenli, Sports Editor
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Though they failed to climb closer to first place in the Northeast Conference last week with a tough loss at Fairleigh Dickinson, the St. Francis Brooklyn women’s basketball team is still rolling toward the NEC Tournament.

Ally Lassen scored 17 points and Alyssa Fisher and Jaila Lee added 15 apiece as the Terriers bounced back from Thursday’s loss at FDU with a 76-67 victory over Sacred Heart on Saturday in front of 453 fans at Connecticut’s Pitt Center.

With an opportunity to pull within one game of the Knights (14-8, 11-1 NEC), SFC insted absorbed a tough 55-51 loss before righting the ship against the Pioneers (5-11, 4-7).

The Terriers raced out to a 17-8 lead after one quarter at Sacred Heart and led by as many as 11 in the first half before holding on for their eighth victory in 11 games since opening league play with a pair of forfeits due to COVID-19 protocols on Remsen Street.

SFC will host Brooklyn rival Long Island University at the Pope Center on Friday.

The Sharks will show up in the Heights on a downer after having their season-high three-game winning streak snapped with Saturday’s 65-57 loss to Wagner before 73 fans at the Steinberg Wellness Center on Flatbush Avenue.

Brandy Thomas put up 15 points and Kennedy Taylor had 11 for LIU (5-15, 5-7), which ranks seventh in the NEC, which will send nine teams to the season-ending playoffs rather than the traditional eight.

On the men’s side, the Sharks fell short in their efforts to knock off first-place Wagner (16-2, 12-0), which made it 15 wins in a row with Saturday’s 79-64 triumph in front of 1,617 fans at Staten Island’s Spiro Center.

Eral Penn scored 16 points and NEC Player of the Year candidate Ty Flowers added 14 for the Sharks (9-13, 6-6), who will look to improve their fourth-place position in the conference in Thursday night’s Battle of Brooklyn game vs. visiting SFC.

Eral Penn and the Long Island University men’s basketball team will try to hold on to fourth place Thursday night vs. SFC Brooklyn. Photo courtesy of LIU Brooklyn Athletics

The Terriers (7-16, 4-8) failed to pull within striking distance of LIU for the No. 4 spot Saturday, enduring a 66-62 overtime loss to Sacred Heart at the Pope Center.

Michael Cubbage had 20 points, one shy of his career best, and Patrick Emilien added 12 for SFC, which has split its last six games.

Over at Brooklyn College, Noah Shy put together a brilliant all-around performance, scoring 30 points, grabbing nine rebounds and handing out seven assists Mondasy night as the Bulldogs beat Medgar Evers, 87-80, at the West Quad Center.

Elisha Parks and Dmitri Weeks added 17 points apiece for BC (3-17, 2-8 CUNYAC), which hosts Hunter College Wednesday.

Noah Shy’s 30-point performance lifted Brooklyn College over Medgar Evers Monday night at the West Quad Center. Photo courtesy of BC Athletics

The BC ladies stretched their season-high winning streak to nine games before Monday’s 55-50 non-conference loss to Salisbury University.

Chanel Jemmott scored a game-high 25 points for the Bulldogs (15-3, 9-0), who will be back in action Wednesday for Senior Night and a showdown with conference foe Hunter.

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