Women's Basketball Is Unsuccessful In CACC Opener

Women's basketball jump shooter in front of fans in bleachers.
Haylee Ramirez scored nine points during a Dec. 3, 2019, loss at Dominican (N.Y.). (Steven R. Smith)

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – The Felician University women's basketball team was defeated, 82-50, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action on Tuesday evening on the Hennessy Center's Coach Baxter Court. Felician (1-5, 0-1 CACC) was playing its first league game of the 2019-20 season.

Freshman swing player Briana Lee (Jersey City, N.J.) paced the Golden Falcons with 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Felician freshman forward Rosie Arias (Linden, N.J.) recorded season highs of 10 points and eight rebounds. Sophomores Naabea-Janaan Assibey-Bonsu (Central Islip, N.Y.) and Taylor Tomlinson (Middletown, N.Y.) (seven rebounds) each came off the bench to record 16 points for Dominican (4-4, 2-0).

The Golden Falcons never led. The Chargers tallied the game's first six points and quickly took control, moving ahead, 22-4, after nearly eight minutes of action. The hosts exited the first period with a 26-9 edge and were ahead by as many as 27 points late in the second quarter before entering halftime with a 50-26 bulge. Dominican's biggest spread, 82-45, occurred during the contest's final minute.

Felician helped force 26 Charger turnovers but committed 30 of their own. Dominican out-shot the Golden Falcons, 49-30 percent, and amassed a 50-33 rebounding advantage.

Twenty-nine players saw action in the game – 16 for Dominican and 13 for Felician.

Freshman Haylee Ramirez (Jersey City, N.J.) scored a season-high nine points for Felician and senior teammate Taliyah Brisco (Cambria Heights, N.Y.) added seven.

Dominican junior Korina Guerra (White Plains, N.Y.) contributed 10 points and five assists. Charger junior Samantha McClutchy (Washington Township, N.J.) had eight points and nine rebounds.

The Golden Falcons host Nyack College on Saturday at 1 p.m. Felician will sponsor its annual Shoot for Hunger holiday food drive that day. Fans attending the game, or the men's basketball home game against Nyack to follow at 3:30 p.m., are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for subsequent donation to the Rutherford Community Pantry.