Patriot League Women's Basketball Recap - 11.27.12 American, Lafayette split home contests
Emily Homan posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Lafayette against Rider Tuesday.
Nov. 27, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Guard play was the key in an American victory Tuesday night, while Lafayette's front court had a big night in a close loss to visiting Rider in Patriot League women's basketball.
Jen Dumiak equaled her career high with 21 points and Alexis Dobbs pitched in 18 as American (2-3) won its second straight with an 85-57 wipeout of UMBC Tuesday night at Bender Arena. Geleisa George added 11 points for the Eagles, who hung their largest output of the season on the Retrievers while shooting 54 percent from the floor, which included 10 3-pointers. American closed the first half on a 10-0 run to take a 44-32 lead, and scored the first eight of the second to open a commanding 52-32 advantage at the 17:42 mark. The Eagles expanded the lead to as many as 34 in the late stages of the game, and 10 of 12 players scored at least two points in the rout.
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Emily Homan and Danielle Fiacco both recorded double-doubles, but Rider edged Lafayette 68-64 at Kirby Sports Center. Homan scored a team-high 18 points with 10 rebounds for the Leopards (2-5), while Fiacco logged 14 points, 14 boards and four blocks. Lafayette opened an early 16-8 lead, but the Broncs chipped away and eventually moved in front 32-29 at the break. Lafayette put together a 17-5 run in the second half to take a 46-40 advantage with just under 13 minutes left, but again Rider came back and moved ahead 58-52 with 6:32 remaining. Kelly Loughney's bucket cut the Broncs' lead to three with 3:39 on the clock, but Lafayette could get no closer. The Leopars pounded Rider 54-35 on the boards, but committed 24 turnovers.
Four teams are in action Wednesday, with each contest slated to tip off at 7 p.m. No. 2 Connecticut the highest-profile opponent on the schedule as Colgate visits the Huskies. The other three showdowns include Army hosting Columbia, Holy Cross welcoming Central Connecticut and Bucknell entertaining Mount St. Mary's.