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LIVE BLOG: FDU Women’s Basketball Against Saint Francis

1:43 p.m.

SFU gets the two-game NEC sweep in the Rothman, beating the Knights, 64-58.

FDU falls to 3-3, 0-2 in the NEC, while SFU extends its winning streak to three after starting the season 0-4. SFU is 3-4, 2-0 in the NEC.

FDU will look to get back in the win column at Central Connecticut State in another NEC round-robin series on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m.

Conklin led the Knights with 15 points off the bench on five three-pointers as DeAngelo added 12, Roters had 11, and Selvaggi had six.

Miller and Mastellone led the Red Flash with 13 points each off the bench as Swogger added 12 points and Maxwell added eight.

Thank you to everyone who followed along with us during another live blog today.

A big thank you to The Equinox advisor, Professor Mo Krochmal, for producing today’s live blog for the first time and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game.

Stay tuned for more live blogs this weekend with men’s and women’s basketball both having games this weekend. Have a nice rest of your day everyone!

1:37 p.m.

Swogger drives, lays it up and gets the foul  to extend the lead to 62-48 with :46 remaining.

1:33 p.m.

Mastellone and Miller have 13 each for the Red Flash. Leading 58-48 with under 2 minutes to go.

1:30 p.m.

The Knights are in a cold-shooting spell — who will break it? Down 56-46 with just over 4:20 to play.

1:27 p.m.

SFU holds a 10-point lead with just under 5 minutes to play.

1:21 p.m.

Conklin stays hot and nails her fifth three of the game as FDU cuts the lead to 50-42 as the fourth quarter begins.

1:18 p.m.

Roters lays it up and in to cut the lead to 50-39 at the end of the third quarter. Miller leads SFU with 13 off the bench as Mastellone has nine and Swogger has eight. Conklin has 12 off the bench for FDU with Roters scoring nine and DeAngelo has eight. 

1:17 p.m.

SFU extends its run to 11-0 as Swogger hits the three to widen the lead to 50-35 with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter.

1:13 p.m.

SFU goes on a 6-0 run to extend the lead back to 10 at 45-35 with 1:56 remaining in the third quarter.

1:10p.m.

DeAngelo lays it up and in again as FDU is on a 10-0 run and the lead is cut to 39-35 with 3:33 remaining in the third quarter.

1:07 p.m.

Selvaggi makes a three of her own as FDU go on a 6-0 run and cut the lead to 39-31 as DeAngelo lays it up and in to cut the lead to 39-33.

Conklin drills her fourth three of the game as FDU cuts the lead to 39-28 with 5:43 remaining in the third quarter.

1:00 p.m.

Roters draws the foul on the basket and heads to the line to convert the three-point play and cut the SFU lead to 34-21 as the second half begins.

12:59 p.m.

Here we go, the second half has started!

Via NEC Front Row

12:49 p.m.

Conklin leads the Knights with nine points off the bench, scoring all the points in the second quarter. Miller leads SFU with 11 off the bench with Swogger, Dettwiller, and Jenna Mastellone adding five points each.

FDU shot 7-28 (25%) from the field, 4-15 (26.7%) from three and 0-2 (0%) from the free-throw line, while SFU shot 14-31 (45.2%) from the field, 2-6 (33.3%) from three and 4-5 (80%) from the free-throw line. 

FDU’s offensive struggles continue from yesterday’s game as the Knights cannot seem to get to the basket and are just relying on three-pointers — they took 15 in the first half.

FDU must find a way to better defend SFU on the three and limit Red Flash scoring in the paint as SFU is getting easy baskets at the rim. 

12:48 p.m.

SFU holds a 34-18 lead at the half.

12:44 p.m

12:41 p.m.

Christina Nichols hits the jumper as SFU is on an 11-0 run and the lead is now its largest of the game, 32-18, with less than three minutes remaining in the half.

12:38 p.m.

Thomas lays it in to extend SFU’s run to 7-0 and extends the lead to 28-18 with 4:13 remaining in the half.

12:37 p.m.

Swogger scores five straight points to extend SFU’s lead to 26-18 with 5:12 remaining in the half.

12:34 p.m.

Conklin, the freshman from Irvington, N.Y., hits her third straight three to cut the SFU lead to 21-18 with six minutes remaining in the half. 

12:32 p.m.

Abby Conklin knocks down back-to-back threes to cut SFU’s lead to 19-15 with seven minutes remaining in the half.

12:27 p.m.

SFU leads 19-9 at the end of the first quarter with Sam Miller scoring seven points off the bench for the Red Flash and Selvaggi leading the Knights with three points.

12:26 p.m.

Dettwiller converts the three-point play to extend the run to 8-0 and extend the lead to 19-9 with 12 seconds remaining in the quarter

12:23 p.m.

SFU goes on a 5-0 run to extend the lead to 16-9 with a minute remaining in the opening quarter.

12:22 p.m.

Sierra DeAngelo hits the jump shot to cut the SFU lead to 11-9 with two minutes remaining in the first quarter.

12:16 p.m.

SFU gets two more baskets to get its first lead of the game, 6-4, with five minutes remaining in the first quarter.

12:13 p.m.

Roters lays it in to extend FDU’s early lead to 4-2 with 6 minutes remaining in the opening quarter.

12:09 p.m.

Stanley lays it up and in to get FDU on the board to an early 2-0 lead with eight minutes remaining in the first.

12:01 p.m.

The Knights’ starting five are: Celia Carbonell, Madeline Selvaggi, Devyn Scott, Maria Roters, and Madison Stanley.

The Red Flash’s starting five are: Karson Swogger, Kaitlyn Maxwell, Kate Dettwiller, Lili Benzel, and Haley Thomas.

11:59 a.m.

As the starting lineups come in for both teams, the northeast is bracing for a major snow storm today and tomorrow with a foot or more of snow predicted, but the game is still scheduled to be played. Also, with COVID numbers rising all across the country and the vaccine being distributed this week, the season is still looking good for the Knights as no cases have been reported from the team so far. Saint Francis traveled almost 300 miles to get to today’s game.

11:46 a.m.

Welcome to another women’s basketball live blog. Anthony Covino, sports editor of The Equinox, here, back for another live blog as FDU will be taking on Saint Francis University (PA) in the second game of their NEC round-robin at the Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ.

FDU saw a three-game win streak end yesterday with a 62-51 loss to SFU. SFU took command in the second half on offense to secure its first conference win. 

SFU comes in 2-4, 1-0 in the NEC while FDU is 3-2, 0-1 in the NEC. SFU sits third in the standings while FDU sits in ninth. With today’s game, there are 18 games remaining on the schedule for the Knights before the NEC Tournament begins with only the top four teams advancing. 

Madison Stanley leads the Knights with 14.7 PPG while Maria Roters has been adding 10.6 PPG. Two-time reigning rookie of the week Chloe Wilson has been averaging 8.2 PPG so far. 

SFU’s Karson Swogger leads the Red Flash with 12.8 PPG with Lili Benzel adding 9.7 PPG

FDU looks for a win in second game against Saint Francis. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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