Women's Basketball Outshot By First-Place Post

Women's basketball player with ball calling play.
(Photo by Steven R. Smith)

WATERBURY, Conn. – The Felician University women's basketball team allowed 17 three-point field goals during its 91-44 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference loss to host Post University on Tuesday evening at the Drubner Athletic Center.

In defeat, Felician received 14 points and five rebounds from freshman guard/forward Briana Lee (Jersey City, N.J.). Freshman forward Tiara Mahorn (Irvington, N.J.) scored 10 points with four rebounds in 18 minutes off the Golden Falcon bench.

Felician (3-20, 2-14 CACC) was facing a CACC division leader for its second consecutive contest, having lost to the South's first-place team, nationally-ranked University of the Sciences, three days earlier. Post, which had already wrapped up the North Division's top seed in the upcoming league championship tournament, clinched the outright regular-season division title with Tuesday's win. The Eagles have captured eight of their last nine games.

Junior guard Angelica Flores (Orlando, Fla.) led Post (19-5, 14-3) with 22 points and added seven rebounds. Eagle sophomore guard Katelyn Andres (North Bergen, N.J.) was 5 for 7 from three-point range and finished with 20 points.

Post shot 56 percent from the field and held Felician to a 29-percent rate. The difference from behind the three-point arc was even more stark, with the hosts draining 17 of 31 attempts from distance, while the Golden Falcons were 1 for 11. The Eagles also piled up a 44-27 rebounding advantage, led by freshman forward Tai Pagan (New London, Conn.), who amassed seven points, 11 boards and three blocked shots.

The Eagles, who never trailed, took control early. The hosts tallied the game's first eight points, and led, 19-8, after one period. Post pulled away during the second quarter, fashioning a seven-minute, 19-0 run that turned a 13-point lead into a 46-14 bulge. A last-second Jailah White (Plainfield, N.J.) trey made the score 49-16 at the break. The Golden Falcons never mounted a serious threat to the result after halftime.

Felician freshman Kiera Dunhill (Perth, Australia) registered eight points and three steals. Classmate Haylee Ramirez (North Bergen, N.J.) ended up with seven points.

The Golden Falcons next play on Saturday, a 1 p.m. CACC tilt against Concordia (N.Y.) College in Bronxville, N.Y.