By Justin Rimpi
The FDU women’s basketball lost a gut- wrenching double OT game at home against Army 70- 68 on Nov. 30.
The Knights (0-6) are on a seven-game losing streak, which is carried over from last season’s loss to Robert Morris in the quarterfinals of the NEC tournament.
As has been the case for the Knights this season, the team has struggled to close the door on their opponents late in games.
FDU took a four-point lead into the final quarter but faltered down the stretch, which led to the game going into overtime.
The Knights were much more loose with the ball than their opponents, and it cost them dearly.
FDU committed 22 turnovers, and the Black Knights scored 21 points of turnovers.
Madison Stanley, a junior forward, was the leading scorer for the Knights with 17 points in the loss. Stanley also scored the team’s first six points during the second OT.
Knights senior forward Lauren Fracillon returned from an injury and played her first official game of the season. Francillon posted a double-double with 13 points and 13 boards.
Sophomore guard Rachael Niles scored 11.
Black Knights sophomore guard Alisa Fallon carved up the Knights defense like a Thanksgiving turkey as she poured in 22 points on 7-of- 13 shooting from the field.
The Knights shot 37% from the field, 36% from downtown and 50% from the free-throw stripe.
Even in defeat, the 68 points was FDU’S highest point total of the season.
The Knights return to the floor on Saturday, Dec. 7, as they travel to Washington, D.C., to take on the Howard University Bison.
First-year Knights Head Coach Angelika Szumilo is still looking for her first victory for FDU and as a Division 1 head coach.
Photo by Kenneth Ramirez Castro
Senior forward Lauren Francillion (11) played her first game of the season against Army.