Brooklyn Defeats Old Westbury 58-41
Brooklyn, NY --- The Brooklyn College Women's Basketball team picked up a key regional win this evening, as the Bulldogs defeated the Panthers of the SUNY College at Old Westbury on Tuesday evening 58-41. With the win, BC improves to 2-1 overall on the season, while Old Westbury drops to 1-2 overall on the year.
Brooklyn was led by senior guard Charnelle Saint Laurent, who dropped a game-high 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting from the field, including going 5-for-13 from beyond the arc. Saint Laurent also added nine rebounds, three assists and three steals to her impressive stat line on the night.
Senior guard Brittany Bowen added 13 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore point guard Nicole Francomano, coming off her All-Tournament selection at the Amherst College Tip-Off Tournament this past weekend, contributed with 12 points, seven assists and six steals. Junior guard Vanessa D'Ambrosi grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds on the night.
For the Panthers, DeAndra Scott netted a team-best 14 points on the night, while Antoinette Jolly recorded a game-high 12 rebounds.
After four lead changes early in the opening half, the Bulldogs took control of the game building a 17-points lead, 29-12, at the 3:28 mark of the half.
Following a Raven Pentz three-pointer that put Old Westbury ahead 9-5 with 12 minutes left before the halftime break, BC's offense rolled on a 13-0 run to jump ahead 18-9 with 9:28 remaining in the period. Saint Laurent helped spark the run scoring eight of the 13 points. The Bulldogs would never look back in the half, as Brooklyn would head into the locker room up 29-14 at halftime.
Old Westbury would spend the second half trying to claw its way back in the game; however, they would only be able to get to within nine points on three occasions. After a Jolly jumper made the game 41-32 in favor of BC with 8:36 left in the game, Brooklyn put the game away for good, using a 14-6 run to build another 17-point advantage, 55-38, with just 1:08 remaining, as Brooklyn would go on to take the 58-41 victory.
For the game, BC shot 32.4% (24-74) from the field, including 28.1% (9-32) from three. The Bulldogs also went 1-for-4 (25.0%) from the foul line. Old Westbury shot 31.8% (14-44) from the field, including 38.5% (5-13) from beyond the arc. The Panthers also shot 66.7% (8-12) from the charity stripe.
Brooklyn out-rebounded Old Westbury 49-35 and forced the Panthers into 34 turnovers, while recording 17 steals. The Bulldogs held a 14-9 advantage in points off turnovers, as well as a 13-6 edge in second chance points and an 18-12 edge in points in the paint.
Brooklyn will return to the court on Monday, November 26th, as the Bulldogs will take on borough rival Polytechnic Institute of New York University in another key regional non-conference match-up. The game is slated to tip-off at 6:00 pm at the West Quad Center.