BROOKLYN, NY – The Lady Bears showed off their depth and posted their third best shooting percentage of the season in a 68-38 blowout of City Tech. Birthday girl Teresa Mangan (Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph's) and Ashley McQuillan (Brooklyn, NY/St. Francis Prep) had a team high nine points apiece and each girl on the squad played at least nine minutes. The Lady Bears up their record to 6-9 (1-0 HVWAC) and have won two of their last three contests.
The only time the Lady Bears trailed was 2-0 to open the game, but after Joanne Crimeni (Brooklyn, NY/Bishop Ford) hit a three pointer to give St. Joseph's the lead, they never looked back. The trifecta sparked a 14-0 run that gave the Lady Bears a commanding lead and deflated the Yellow Jackets.
After shooting a season's worst 24.7% in their last game at Mount Saint Vincent, the Lady Bears came out firing, connecting on 16 of 35 shots (45.7%) from the floor in the first half. St. Joseph's put up 42 points en route to a 26 point halftime lead.
The Lady Bears shot an even better 52.2% in the second frame as they ran away with the victory. Freshman Dalixy Solis scored six of her career high eight points in the second half and junior Joanna Marciniec (Glendale, NY/Baruch) grabbed six of her team leading seven rebounds.
St. Joseph's moved the ball around as they registered 23 assists, their third highest total this season. Senior Allison Kavanagh (Woodhaven, NY/Mary Louis) led the way with five while Mangan added four more. In total, ten Lady Bears finished with at least one assist and 13 scored at least two points.
In addition to Mangan and McQuillan's nine points, senior Tara Gleason (Woodside, NY/Stella Maris) and freshman Megan Moran (Syosset, NY/St. Dominic's) each added eight. Gleason was 2 for 2 from behind the arc and is now shooting 58% for the year from three.
The Yellow Jackets had two girls finish in double figures, Christine Jackson had a game high 14 and Erica Simon added 11. Simon also grabbed a game high 20 rebounds to notch the double-double.
The Lady Bears are idle until next Monday, January 17th,when they make their second trip out to Long Island to take on Farmingdale State. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.