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LIVE BLOG: FDU Women’s Basketball Against Wagner, Game 1

1:58 p.m.

Edwards misses the layup as FDU hold on for the 50-48 win over Wagner to snap their six game win streak.

FDU improves to 11-7, 7-6 NEC as Wagner falls to 7-3, 7-2 NEC.

In total, FDU shot 19-45 (42.2%) from the field, 3-11 (27.3%) from three and 9-15 (60%) from the free-throw line. Wagner shot 20-58 (34.5%) from the field, 2-12 (16.7%) from three and 6-12 (50%) from the free-throw line.

Mack led the Knights with 13 points with Stanley adding 12 points. Wilson had 9 points and 11 rebounds off the bench as DeAngelo added 8 points as well.

Krista Grava had 18 points for the Seahawks with Edwards adding 10 points and Nwabudu had 8 points as well. 

FDU will play the second round robin game at Wagner on Monday, Feb. 15th at 7 p.m. at the Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island, NY.

Thank you to our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo for producing today’s live blog along with our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Stay tuned for our Men’s Basketball live blog later today at 7 p.m. as FDU takes on Wagner at the Stratis Arena in the Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ.

1:50 p.m.

Edwards misses the layup as FDU hold on for the 50-48 win over Wagner to snap their six game win streak.

1:48 p.m.

Stanley nails the jumper with 1 second to go in the game as she has all six points in this quarter for the Knights as Wagner calls a timeout with FDU leading 50-48.

1:44 p.m.

Stanley makes another jumper to tie the game at 48 with 1:25 to go in the quarter. She has all four points in this quarter.

1:43 p.m.

Stanley’s jumper is good to cut the Wagner lead to 48-46 as she scores FDU’s first basket of the quarter.

Krista Grava lays it in to extend the Wagner lead to 48-44 as FDU has yet to score a point in this quarter with 2:36 to go in the game.

1:42 p.m.

Edwards makes one free throw to extend the Wagner lead to 46-44 with 3:21 to go in the game as FDU calls a timeout.

1:41 p.m.

Nwabudu makes the jumper to give Wagner the lead, 45-44 with 4 minutes to go in the game.

1:36 p.m.

A very decent defensive performance from both teams in this quarter as the FDU lead is still 44-43 with 5:16 to go in the games as Krista Grava misses the free throw as well.

1:32 p.m.

Krista Grava’s jumper is good as she cuts the FDU lead to 44-43 with 7:44 to go in the game.

1:25 p.m.

FDU leads 44-41 at the end of the third quarter.

FDU shot 7-13 (53.8%) from the field, 2-4 (50%) from three, and 2-6 (33.3%) from the free-throw line in the third quarter, while Wagner shot 6-14 (42.9%) from the field, 0-3 (0%) from three, and 5-6 (83.3%) from the free-throw line in the third quarter. 

Mack leads FDU with 13 points as Wilson had 9 points off the bench. Krista Grava leads Wagner with 14 points as Edwards has 9 points as well for the Seahawks.

1:22 p.m.

Scott misses the free throw as Stanley makes the layup off the rebound to extend the FDU lead to 44-41 with 34 seconds to go in the quarter.

1:21 p.m.

Krista Grava makes both free throws to cut the FDU lead to 42-41 with 1:24 remaining in the quarter.

1:20 p.m.

Thybulle’s jumper is good to cut the FDU lead to 42-39 with 2 minutes remaining in the quarter.

1:19 p.m.

Grava makes the shot to cut the FDU lead to 42-37 with 2:08 to go in the quarter.

1:18 p.m.

Wilson lays it up and in to extend the FDU lead to 42-35 with 3 minutes to go in the quarter. 

Alayshia Dailey makes both free throws to cut the FDU lead to 40-35 with 3:07 remaining in the quarter.

1:15 p.m.

DeAngelo’s layup is good to extend the FDU lead to 40-33 with 3:29 to go in the quarter. 

Edwards lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 38-33 with 4:19 to go in the quarter.

1:11 p.m.

Mack makes another three to extend the FDU lead to 38-31 with 4:23 to go in the quarter. Mack has 13 points so far. 

1:09 p.m.

Heyward and Scott exchange jumpers as the FDU lead is now 35-31 with 5:11 to go in the quarter. 

Drayah Heyward and DeAngelo exchange baskets as the FDU lead is now 33-29 with 6 minutes to go.

1:07 p.m.

Krista Grava makes the shot as Mack nails the three on the other end to extend FDU’s lead to 31-27 with 7 minutes to go in the quarter.

1:06 p.m.

Scott makes both free throws to extend the FDU lead to 28-25 with 7:52 to go in the quarter.

1:05 p.m.

Krista Grava makes one free throw to cut the FDU lead to 26-25 with 8:28 to go in the quarter.

12:57 p.m.

FDU leads 26-24 at halftime in a defensive performance from both teams

FDU shot 4-10 (40%) from the field, 1-2 (50%) from three and 4-5 (80%) from the free-throw line while Wagner shot 8-16 (50%) from the field, 1-4 (25%) from three and 0-0 (0%) from the free-throw line in the second quarter.

 In total, FDU shot 9-23 (39.1%) from the field, 1-6 (16.7%) from three and 7-9 (77.8%) from the free-throw line while Wagner shot 11-28 (39.3%) from the field, 2-6 (33.3%) from three and 0-2 (0%) from the free-throw line in the first half.

Mack and Wilson lead FDU with seven points each as Edwards and Krista Grava lead Wagner with seven points each as well.

12:45 p.m.

Devyn Scott makes both free throws to give FDU a 26-24 lead with 50 seconds to go in the half. 

DeAngelo and Nwabudu exchange baskets as the game is tied at 24 with 1 minute to go in the half.

12:41 p.m.

Edwards and Thybulle make jumpers on consecutive possessions to tie the game at 22 sith 2:38 to go in the half.

12:39 p.m.

Mack drills the three to extend the FDU lead to 22-18 with 3:59 to go in the half.

12:37 p.m.

Wilson makes both free throws to give FDU a 19-18 lead with 5:20 remaining in the half. 

12:34 p.m.

Nwabudu makes the shot to give Wagner a 18-17 lead with 6:05 to go in the half.

12:33 p.m.

Edwards and Wilson exchange layups as the FDU lead is 17-16 with 6:59 to go in the half. Wilson misses the free throw to convert the three-point play.

12:31 p.m.

Edwards drills the three to cut the FDU lead to 15-14 with 7:46 to go in the half.

12:30 p.m.

Krista Grava lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 15-11 with 9:02 to go in the half. 

Thybulle and Stanley exchange baskets as the FDU lead is now 15-9 with 9:20 to go in the half.

12:27 p.m.

FDU leads 13-7 at the end of the first quarter.

FDU shot 5-13 (38.5%) from the field, 0-4 (0%) from three and 3-4 (75%) from the free-throw line while Wagner shot 3-12 (25%) from the field, 1-2 (50%) from three and 0-2 (0%) from the free-throw line in the first quarter. 

Mack leads FDU with four points with Krista Grava adding five so far for Wagner.

12:26 p.m.

Wilson makes one free throw to extend the FDU lead to 13-7 with 16 seconds to go in the quarter.

12:23 p.m.

Chloe Wilson’s layup is good to extend the FDU lead to 12-7 with 41 seconds remaining in the quarter.

12:18 p.m.

Mack responds with a layup to extend the FDU lead to 10-7 with 3:53 to go in the quarter.

12:17 p.m.

Krista Grava’s jumper is good to cut the FDU lead to 8-7 with 4:52 to go in the quarter.

12:15 p.m.

Krista Grava nails the three to cut the FDU lead to 8-5 with 6:27 to go in the quarter.

12:12 p.m.

Mack makes the layup to give FDU a 8-2 lead with 7:14 to go in the quarter.

12:11 p.m.

Stanley lays it up and in to extend the FDU lead to 6-2 with 7:52 to go in the quarter.

12:10 p.m.

Nwabudu’s makes the jumper to cut Wagner on the board, 4-2 FDU lead with 8 minutes to go.

12:09 p.m.

DeAngelo heads to the line and makes both free throws to extend FDU’s lead to 4-0 with 8:44 to go in the first quarter.

12:08 p.m.

Roter’s layup is good as FDU has an early 2-0 lead.

12:07 p.m.

FDU’s starting lineup for today is Madeline Selvaggi, Maria Roter, Sierra DeAngelo, Lindsey Mack, and Madison Stanley.

Wagner’s lineup for today is Emilija Grista Grava, Khaleah Edwards, Kem Nwabudu, Zhaneia Thybulle, and Kate, Tokuhara.

11:55 a.m.

Good afternoon and welcome to another women’s basketball live blog. Anthony Covino here, the sports editor of The Equinox joined by our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo who will be producing the live blog. Student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain who will be updating Twitter throughout the game.

FDU will be taking on the Wagner Seahawks at the Stratis Arena in the Rothman Center in the first round robin game.

The current NEC standings are 1. Saint Francis University (PA), 2. Wagner, 3. Mount Saint Mary’s, 4. Sacred Heart, 5. Bryant, 6. FDU, 7. Central Connecticut State University, 8. Merrimack, 9. LIU, 10. Saint Francis Brooklyn. 

FDU is 10-7, 6-6 NEC, while Wagner is 7-2, 7-1 NEC and is currently on a six game win streak. 

FDU’s leading scorers are senior forward Madison Stanley with 14.0 PPG and sophomore guard/forward Maria Roters with 10.9 PPG. Wagner’s leading scorers are junior forward Emilija Grista Grava with 13.3 PPG, senior guard/forward Khaleah Edwards with 10.8 PPG, and junior forward Kem Nwabudu with 10.6 PPG.

FDU women’s basketball to take on Wagner. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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