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Lady Bulldogs roll to seventh straight win

Gotti guides BC past Medgar Evers as perfect year continues

January 25, 2023 John Torenli, Sports Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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A new year continues to bring the same result for the Brooklyn College women’s basketball team: win after win after win, and then some.

CUNYAC Player of the Year candidate Gianna Gotti poured in 26 points, handed out five assists and amassed a whopping 10 steals Tuesday night as the visiting Bulldogs remained unbeaten in 2023 with a 94-51 rout of Brooklyn rival Medgar Evers in front of 150 fans at the Cougars Cave.

Gotti, who made 12-of-18 shots and grabbed a pair of rebounds in 21 scintillating minutes, helped BC (11-7, 8-0 CUNYAC) remain perfect in conference play and post its seventh straight victory overall since a 75-60 loss at Cabrini University on Dec. 30.

The 5-foot-5 senior guard certainly wasn’t alone in helping the Bulldogs remain blemish-free in league action as they pursue their third consecutive CUNYAC title and another trip to the Division III NCAA Tournament.

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Dasha Goodman scored 14 points off the bench and Dior Dorsey and Brianna Gutierrez added 12 apiece for BC, which will head to Baruch College on Friday evening.

The BC men weren’t as fortunate against the rival Cougars, dropping a 65-56 decison despite 17 points apiece from David McFadden and Serge Thraysbule before 89 fans at the West Quad Center Tuesday.

The Bulldogs (3-15, 1-7) led 32-30 at the half before Medgar Evers used a late 7-0 run to pull away for good, 55-45, with 2:36 remaining.

BC will be back in action at Baruch on Friday following the women’s game.


Alyssa Fisher won NEC Prime Performer honors and led SFC Brooklyn to a big win over St. Francis (PA) on Saturday at The ARC. Photo courtesy of SFC Brooklyn

In local Division I action, Alyssa Fisher continued her breakout senior campaign for St. Francis Brooklyn, earning Northeast Conference Prime Performer honors for the sixth time and third week in a row.

The senior guard from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who is averaging nearly 20 points per contest in league action and ranks second overall in the NEC this year with 16.5 points per game, spearheaded the Terriers to a 62-54 triumph over visiting St. Francis (PA) on Saturday at The ARC.

Fisher scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting, hit 6-of-8 free throws, grabbed eight rebounds and picked up a steal as SFC (5-13, 4-2 NEC) handed the Red Flash (8-10, 5-1) their first conference loss of the year and climbed within a game of second place in the NEC standings.

Semaya Turner added 11 points and Layla Laws added 10 for the Terriers, who will kick off a big rivalry weekend Thursday against visiting Wagner before visiting Long Island University at Downtown’s Steinberg Wellness Center Saturday for the annual Battle of Brooklyn showdown.

The Sharks (2-17, 0-7) will try to end a 16-game losing streak before they host the Terriers when they welcome Sacred Heart to the Wellness Center on Thursday.

Graduate student Shyan Mwai had a team-high 17 points Saturday, but LIU dropped a 56-49 decision to Stonehill in North Easton, Massachusetts.

On the men’s side, Jacob Johnson scored 12 points and Marko Maletic added 10 in the Sharks’ eighth consecutive loss, a 58-42 setback to Central Connecticut State in front of 215 fans on Flatbush Avenue.

Jacob Johnson’s 12 points Sunday weren’t enough to help LIU avert an eighth straight loss vs. visiting Central Connecticut State. Photo courtesy of LIU Athletics

The Sharks (2-18, 0-8) will try to end their skid and pick up their first NEC win of the campaign at Sacred Heart Thursday before visiting arch rival SFC Saturday for the Battle of Brooklyn crown.

The Terriers (9-11, 2-5) lost their second in a row Sunday afternoon vs. Merrimack, 63-55, at The ARC.

Trey Quartlebaum scored 17 points, knocking down 4-of-6 3-pointers, and Zion Bethea added 11 for SFC, which will visit Wagner Thursday before hosting LIU on Saturday in a game that will be televised CBS Sports Network at 5 p.m.

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