Dec. 8, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - American held off Drexel in a defensive battle on Sunday afternoon to stay unbeaten at Bender Arena as Patriot League women's basketball teams went 1-1 on Sunday.
Alexis Dobbs scored a game-high 17 points, Aaron Zimmerman had nine points and eight rebounds, and Sarah Kiely hauled in a team-best 10 boards in the Eagles' 47-41 win over the Dragons. In winning its third straight game, American (6-2) finished the first half on a 14-7 spurt to take a 27-20 into the intermission. Drexel used an 11-2 run to regain the lead early in the second half, but Dobbs ignited a 13-0 Eagle run with a pair of free throws to give them a 44-33 advantage with less than eight minutes to play. American would score just three more points the rest of the game, all from the foul line, but it was enough to hold off Drexel. Dobbs shot 5-of-10 from the floor and 2-of-5 from long range to pace American to a 40.5 percent (17-of-42) effort.
Lafayette (6-3) cut an 11-point second-half deficit down to four with 63 seconds left but would not get any closer in a 71-61 loss to Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon. The Leopards, who had their two-game win streak snapped, were led by Danielle Fiacco's 19-point, six-rebound, four-block effort. Emily Homan added 14 points on 7-of-9 from the field in 23 minutes off the bench, and Linnel Macklin poured in 10 points. Lafayette trailed the Seawolves 58-47 with 10:48 to go before chipping away. Maddie Peabody and Jamie O'Hare scored consecutive Leopard buckets to make it a six-point deficit with 5:56 to go, and Homan's jumper in the lane made it a 65-61 Stony Brook lead with 1:03 to play. But those were the last points of the game for the Leopards, as Stony Brook went 6-of-6 at the foul line to clinch the game in the final minute.
Two games dot Monday's schedule. Lehigh is back on the floor for the first time since the night before Thanksgiving when it hosts St. Peter's at 5 p.m. on Patriot League Network, while Loyola Maryland visits George Washington at 7 p.m.
at American 47
, Drexel 41
Stony Brook 71, at Lafayette 61