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LIVE BLOG: FDU Women’s Basketball Against Saint Francis

4:47 p.m.

FDU’s three game winning streak comes to an end as they take their second loss of the season, 62-51.

FDU drops to 3-2 on the season with a 0-1 record in the NEC as SFU improved to 2-4 with a 1-0 record in the conference.

Stanley, Mack, and Roters led the Knights with nine points each.

Swogger and Mastellone led SFU with 12 points each as Dapaa added 10 points off the bench. Benzel added nine as well.

FDU shot 20-53 (37.7%) from the field, 7-21 (33.3%) from three and 4-4 (100%) from the free-throw line.

SFU shot 26-57 (45.6%) from the field, 5-17 (29.4%) from three and 5-7 (71.4%) from the free-throw line. 

SFU took over the second half as they limited FDU to 17 points in the second half. FDU’s defense was tested in the second half and SFU took advantage of every one of FDU’s 16 turnovers. FDU lacked on offense and defense in the second half as the momentum was lost and went in SFU’s favor as the lead was taken away from FDU. 

FDU will look to get back in the win column tomorrow as they will host SFU in the second round-robin game at 12 p.m. at the Rothman Center.

Thank you to everyone for following along with us in another women’s basketball live blog. Thank you to our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo for producing the live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Stay tuned for another live blog tomorrow as well with FDU playing the final game of the two game series against SFU. Have a good night everyone!

4:33 p.m.

SFU have taken over on offense in this second half as the lead extends to 61-49 with 1:14 remaining in the game. FDU have been held to three fourth quarter points as SFU have this game under control in the last minutes.

4:22 p.m.

Mastellone extends SFU’s lead to 57-49, the largest lead of the game for SFU. Mastellone and Swogger both lead the Red Flash with 12 points each as FDU calls a timeout with 6:23 remaining in the game.

4:20 p.m.

Jenna Mastellone nails the three as SFU extends the lead to 53-46. Mack drills a three of her own to cut the lead back to 53-49 with 7:35 remaining in the game.

4:19 p.m.

SFU make back-to-back jumpers to take the lead 50-46 at the start of the fourth quarter.

4:16 p.m.

At the end of the third quarter, FDU and SFU are tied at 46 as Stanley and Roters both lead the Knights with nine points each with Swogger leading the Red Flash with 10 points and Benzel adding nine in this game.

4:15 p.m.

Mack drills the three to tie the game back up at 46 with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter.

4:14 p.m.

SFU extends that run to a 9-0 run. SFU takes the lead 46-43 with a minute remaining in the third quarter.

4:12 p.m.

SFU goes on a 6-0 run to tie the game at 43 with 2:30 remaining in the third quarter.

4:06 p.m.

Carbonell makes back to back shots to add to the lead as FDU is up 43-37 with 5:27 remaining in the third quarter.

4:04 p.m.

Scott knocks in her first three of the season to extend the lead for FDU to 39-35 with 6:23 remaining in the third quarter.

4:02 p.m.

Roters lays it in to extend FDU’s lead to 36-32 with 8:08 remaining in the third quarter.

3:49 p.m.

Stanley floats it up and in again to extend FDU’s lead to 34-27 at halftime.

Stanley leads the Knights with nine as Roters added seven in the first half.

Swogger leads SFU with six as Jada Dapaa added six off the bench for SFU.

FDU shot 13-26 (50%) from the field, 4-8 (50%) from three and 4-4 (100%) from the free-throw line.

SFU shot 12-32 (37.5%) from the field, 1-11 (9.1%) from three, and 2-3 (66.7%) from the free-throw line.

Stanley continues to dominate for the Knights as she has a team high nine points in the first half as FDU made half of the shots so far to have the lead at halftime. FDU needs to stop turning the ball over as FDU have 10 turnovers compared to SFU’s five in the first half.

FDU’s defense has been the key on this winning streak as they have been limiting the opponents shooting everywhere on the floor as SFU has only made one three so far in this game.

3:39 p.m.

SFU is on a 6-2 run to cut the lead to 27-25 with 1:57 remaining in the half as Roters hits the three to extend that lead back to 30-25.

3:29 p.m.

Stanley floats it up and in to extend FDU’s lead to 25-19. Stanley has seven points with 5:52 remaining in the half.

3:25 p.m.

Stanley opens up the second quarter with a three to extend FDU’s lead to 21-17 with 9:23 remaining in the half.

3:24 p.m.

Mack and DeAngelo lead the Knights with three points at the end of the opening quarter as Dettwiller leads SFU with four points.

3:22 p.m.

Selvaggi lays it in to extend FDU’s lead to 18-15 at the end of the first quarter.

3:19 p.m.

Sierra DeAngelo follows up Mack’s three with a three of her own to give FDU the first lead of the game 16-15 with one minute remaining in the opening quarter. 

Lindsey Mack drills the three after her block to tie the game at 13 for FDU with two minutes remaining in the first quarter.

3:17 p.m.

Taylor Cristian makes both free throws to cut the lead to 11-10 for FDU with 3:37 remaining in the first quarter.

3:13 p.m.

Stanley floats a shot in to cut the SFU lead to 9-8 with five minutes remaining in the first quarter.

3:10 p.m.

Benzil drills the three to extend the lead for SFU to 7-2 with 6:23 remaining in the first quarter.

3:09 p.m.

Dettwiller gives SFU the early lead as she lays it in to give the Red Flash an early 4-0 lead with 7:49 remaining in the first quarter.

3:02 p.m.

FDU’s starting lineup for today is Celia Carbonell, Madeline Selvaggi, Devyn Scott, Maria Roters and Madison Stanley.

SFU’s starting lineup is Karson Swogger, Kaitlyn Maxwell, Katie Dettwiller, Lili Benzel and Haley Thomas.

2:58 p.m.

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to another women’s basketball live blog as FDU will be hosting Saint Francis University (PA) at the Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ. Anthony Covino, sports editor of the Equinox back here for another live blog as FDU’s conference schedule begins today with the new round-robin schedule.

FDU’s all time record against SFU is 7-15 as they last played SFU on Jan. 8, 2020 where they won 56-47.

The Knights will look to extend their winning streak to four games as they swept NJIT in two games last week improving to 3-1 on the season and now have the conference schedule starting today. 

Madison Stanley leads the Knights with 17.5 PPG as her return to the starting lineup has helped the Knights early this season. Maria Roters averages 11 PPG and Reigning NEC Rookie-of-the-Week Chloe Wilson is currently averaging 9.8 PPG as a freshman. 

The Red Flash had a rocky start to the season as they are 1-4 before their conference schedule begins today as well. Karsen Swogger leads SFU with 13 PPG as Lili Benzel is averaging 9.8 PPG as well for the Red Flash. These two players will be the leading force for this team today to get their first conference win of the season. 

Today ,Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo is producing the blog and student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain is updating twitter.
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FDU women’s basketball begins conference play in first round-robin against Saint Francis. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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