January 9, 2013

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS NORTHEAST-10 CONTEST TO SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE, 68-50

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Video: Women's Basketball vs. Southern New Hampshire

Highlights from the Le Moyne / Southern New Hampshire women's basketball game.



Syracuse, N.Y. – Sloane Sorrell recorded a double-double to lead Southern New Hampshire University to a 68-50 win over the Le Moyne College women's basketball team on Wednesday night in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Court.

Sorrell registered game-highs of 24 points, 17 rebounds (six offensive) and three blocks to lead the Penmen. Morgan Munson was the only other Southern New Hampshire player to reach double figures by tallying 10 points off the bench.

Sophomore forward Emily Greer (Corry, Pa./Corry) led the Dolphins with 13 points and eight rebounds (five offensive). The Dolphins recorded 12 steals in the contest for the fourth time this season, while committing its second-fewest turnovers, 11.

After the Dolphins scored three of the game's first five points, the Penmen tallied 13 of the next 16 points over the ensuing 4:16 to take control of the contest. Sorrell led the charge with 10 of the 13 points in the run.

The teams then went back-and-forth over the next 6:34, resulting in a 24-13 SNHU lead with 8:08 remaining in the half. Four different Dolphins scored in the span, while three players combined for nine points for the Penmen.

Southern New Hampshire then scored six straight points, including the final four from Sorrell, to extend its lead to 30-13 with 6:02 to play in the half.

The teams split the game's next 16 points to head into the intermission with the Penmen leading 38-21. Each team had four players combine for their eight points in the stretch.

After Victoria Wiseman made a free throw for the Penmen to open the second half's scoring, the Dolphins scored seven straight points to trim their deficit to 11 points with 16:39 remaining. Greer bookended the run with lay-ups, while freshman forward Maggie Brown (Cortland, N.Y./Cortland) made a jump shot and junior guard Maddy McKnight (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) converted a free throw.

The teams then went back-and-forth over the next 6:10 as the Penmen pushed their lead to 48-35. Greer had five of Le Moyne's seven points in the span, while four players combined for SNHU's nine points.

The Penmen followed with a 13-4 run over the ensuing 4:36 to take their largest lead of the game. Michelle DeRoma ignited the run with a three-pointer and added a traditional three-point play to give the Penmen their first 20-point lead, while four other Penmen scored in the stretch.

After the teams split the game's next 14 points over a span of 4:08, the Dolphins closed out the game with the final four points.

Le Moyne (4-8, 2-6 NE-10), which fell to the Penmen for the first time in 15 regular season home games, returns to action on Saturday at Franklin Pierce University at 1:30 p.m.