Women's Basketball Is Downed By First-Place Post

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Briane Boyd scored a career-high 12 points on 6 for 6 shooting during a Jan. 15, 2020, home loss to Post. (Steven R. Smith)

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University was defeated, 91-60, by visiting Post University in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball contest held on Wednesday evening at Job Gymnasium.   

Sophomore forward Briana Boyd (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley) scored a career-high 12 points in 13 minutes to top Felician. Boyd tied a Golden Falcon record by making all six of her field-goal attempts. Felician freshman swing player Briana Lee (Jersey City, N.J./Irvington) recorded 11 points and seven rebounds.

Post (11-3, 6-1 CACC) solidified its hold on first place in the CACC North Division. The Eagles were led by 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists from sophomore guard Sha'Raya Haines (Springfield, Mass./Putnam Science Academy).

Eagle junior Taylor Williams (Detroit, Mich./Macomb CC) scored eight points as the Eagles moved ahead, 18-9, after 5 ½ minutes of play. Felician quickly closed to 20-16 and Post settled for a 26-20 edge after one period. The second quarter followed a similar pattern. The visitors created their largest spread to that point, 36-22, following a Haines layup with 6:11 left until halftime. But, by intermission, the Golden Falcons were able to slice that deficit in half to trail, 41-34.

With Williams, the CACC's leading scorer, relegated to the bench with three personal fouls to begin the second half, Post embarked on the game's decisive run. The Eagles outscored Felician, 17-3, over the first four minutes of period three to take a commanding 21-point advantage. A three-point field-goal by Hannah Benac (Boerne, Texas/Boerne) in the closing seconds allowed Post to exit the third ahead, 71-46, and having outscored its hosts, 30-12, for the quarter.

The Eagles were ahead by as many as 37 points with 5:43 to play. Post shot 49 percent from the field and piled up a 49-38 rebounding advantage.

Felician freshman Tiara Mahorn (Irvington, N.J./Irvington) totaled nine points and 10 rebounds. Classmates Haylee Ramirez (North Bergen, N.J./Hudson Catholic) and Kiera Dunhill (Perth, Australia/Presbyterian Ladies' College) also scored nine points each. Williams finished with 17 for the Eagles.

Boyd is the second Golden Falcon female to shoot 6 for 6 from the floor in a game. Kristin Smith did the same during a neutral-site loss to the University of Bridgeport on Nov. 19, 2016.

Felician next plays on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Newark, Del., in CACC action against Wilmington (Del.) University.