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LIVE BLOG: Women’s Basketball Against Sacred Heart, Game 1

5:55 p.m.

FDU improves to 13-7, 9-6 NEC as SHU fell to 8-7, 8-5 NEC

FDU shot 5-11 (45.5%) from the field, 2-4 (50%) from three, and 3-4 (75%) from the free-throw line as SHU shot 5-13 (38.5%) from the field, 0-4 (0%) from three, and 4-5 (80%) from the free-throw line.

In total, FDU shot 29-55 (52.7%) from the field, 6-16 (37.5%) from three, and 10-13 (76.9%) from the free-throw line as SHU shot 20-52 (38.5%) from the field, 4-18 (22.2%) from three, and 12-18 (66.7%) from the free-throw line. 

Wilson led the Knights with a career-high 16 points off the bench as Roters adding 13 points, Stanley adding 12 points, Mack had 11 points, with Crystian adding 9 points as well as Scott who had 9 points too. 

Hagood led SHU with 16 points as Wood had 14 points. 

The current NEC standings are 

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

Thank you for tuning in to our live blog coverage of the FDU women’s basketball team. Thank you to sports writer Charles Elmo for updates during the game along with managing editor Amaya Morales for producing the live blog and student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Stay tuned for live blog coverage tomorrow of the regular season finale at 4 p.m., where the Knights take on the Pioneers in game two at Stratis Arena inside the Rothman Center. Have a good night everyone!

5:46 p.m.

FDU defeats Sacred Heart 74-56 in the first game of the round robin in which they led entirely throughout.

5:44 p.m.

Celia Carbonell makes the jumper to extend the FDU lead to 74-56 with 45 seconds to go in the game. 

5:43 p.m.

Wood makes both free throws and she lays it in on the next possession to cut the FDU lead to 72-56 with 1:07 to go in the game. 

5:40 p.m.

Sierra DeAngelo checks into the game for the first time and makes both free throws as the FDU lead is 72-52 with 1:41 to go in the game. 

5:38 p.m.

Foul called, it is on Dabney. That sends Wilson to the line, who knocks down both from the stripe. She has 16 points, a new career-high. The Knights lead 71-52 with two minutes left. 

5:36 p.m.

Stanley’s posts up and hits the floater. FDU leads 69-52 with 3:57 to go in the final quarter of play. She has 12 points for the Knights.

5:33 p.m.

Mack knocks down another three-pointer. Nine of her 11 points have come from the behind the arc. The Knights lead 67-52 with 4:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. 

5:32 p.m.

Hagood hits a pair from the stripe to push the Knights’ lead down to 64-52 with 5:08 left. She leads all scorers with 16 points for the Pioneers. 

5:30 p.m.

Wood hits back-to-back layups to cut the SHU deficit to 14. She has 10 points as the Pioneers continue to try and chip away at the FDU lead. 

5:29 p.m.

Crystian hits the jumper. She has 9 points off the bench for FDU as they lead 64-46 with 6:58 remaining. 

5:27 p.m.

Mack drills the three to extend the FDU lead to 62-44 with 7:41 to go in the game. That is her second three of the game as she is up to 8 points for the game. 

5:26 p.m.

Hagood’s layup is good to open up the fourth quarter scoring. Assisted by Dabney as the Pioneers trail 59-44 with nine minutes left. 

5:25 p.m.

At the end of the third quarter, FDU leads SHU 59-42. The Knights have had it going on offense all game long as they hold a 17-point lead heading into the final quarter of play. 

FDU shot 7-14 (50%) from the field 2-5 (40%) from three, and 3-3 (100%) from the free-throw line as SHU shot 6-10 (60%) from the field, 2-3 (66.7%) from three, and 3-6 (50%) from the free-throw line in the third quarter.

In total, FDU has shot 24-45 (53.3%) from the field, 4-13 (30.8%) from three, and 7-9 (77.8%) from the free-throw line as SHU has shot 15-40 (37.5%) from the field, 4-14 (28.6%) from three, and 8-13 (61.5%) from the free-throw line.

Wilson has 14 points for FDU with Roters adding 13 points and Stanley has 10 points. Hagood has 14 points for SHU. 

5:21 p.m.

Wilson finds Crystian who knocks down an open three from the corner. Crystian has 7 points off the bench for the Knights as they remain very much in-control, leading 59-41 with 37 seconds to go in the quarter. 

5:19 p.m.

The Pioneers hit back-to-back threes courtesy of Hagood and Olivia Dabney. SHU still trails 56-39 with 1:20 left in the third quarter. Hagood has 12 points. 

5:17 p.m.

Wilson gets it to go through the contact and draws the foul. She hits from the stripe to complete the three-point play. FDU’s lead is up to 56-33 with 2:06 remaining in the third quarter of play. 

5:14 p.m.

Mack finds Wilson who lays it up and in. She has 11 points as the Knights have their biggest lead of the game, in front 53-31 with 3:10 to go in the third quarter. 

5:13 p.m.

Hagood and Stanley trade buckets as FDU remains in complete control of this one, leading SHU 51-31 with 3:37 left in the third quarter. 

5:07 p.m.

Stanley makes both free throws to extend the FDU lead to 49-29 with 5:13 to go in the third quarter. She has 8 points for the Knights.

5:06 p.m.

Roters again as she hits the three to extend the FDU lead to 47-29 with 6:12 to go in the third quarter. She has 13 points, leading all scorers. 

5:05 p.m.

Roters jumper is good to extend the FDU lead to 44-29 with 6:30 to go in the third quarter.

5:04 p.m.

Hagood’s layup is good, but Scott responds with a layup of her own. The Knights remain in-control, up 42-29 with 7:50 remaining in the quarter. 

5:02 p.m.

Wood opens up the second half scoring with a layup off the pick and roll. FDU still leads 40-27 with 9:47 to go in the third quarter of play. 

4:47 p.m.

FDU goes into the second half with a 40-25 lead over SHU. The Knights cooled off after a hot shooting performance in the first quarter, but they have a comfortable 15-point lead over the Pioneers heading into the locker room.  

FDU shot 5-15 (33.3%) from the field, 1-3 (33.3%) from three, and 4-6 (66.7%) from the free-throw line while SHU shot 6-17 (35.3%) from the field, 1-4 (25%) from three, and 2-3 (66.7%) from the free-throw line in the second quarter.

In total, FDU shot 17-30 (56.7%) from the field, 2-7 (28.6%) from three and 4-6 (66.7%) from the free-throw line while SHU shot 9-29 (31%) from the field, 2-11 (18.2%) from three and 5-7 (71.4%) from the free-throw line in the first half.

WIlson leads FDU with 9 points with Roters adding 8 points and Scott adding 7 points off the bench. Smith leads SHU with 8 points off the bench as Davis added 5 points in the first half. 

4:44 p.m.

Selvaggi heads to the line and makes one free throw to extend the FDU lead to 40-25 with 45 seconds to go in the half. 

4:43 p.m.

Smith heads to the line and makes both free throws to cut the FDU lead to 39-25 with 1:24 to go in the half. Smith has 8 points off the bench for the Pioneers. 

4:42 p.m.

Wilson’s layup is good, plus the foul off the find by Stanley. She converts at the free-throw line to complete the three-point play. She has 9 points for the Knights as they lead 38-23 with 1:38 remaining in the first half. 

4:38 p.m.

Smith’s layup is good off the offensive rebound to cut the FDU lead to 36-23 with 3:07 to go in the half. 

4:35 p.m.

Scott drills the three as Wilson’s layup is good on the next possession, who makes the free throw to convert the three-point play to extend the FDU lead to 36-21 with 5:06 remaining in the half.

4:34 p.m.

Davis’s driving layup is good, plus the foul. She is unable to complete the three-point play, but she has 5 points for the Pioneers, who have slowly cut into FDU’s lead. The Knights lead 30-21 with 5:51 remaining in the second quarter.

4:31 p.m.

Tiffany Hammond nails the three to cut the FDU lead to 30-19 with 6:39 to go in the half. 

4:30 p.m.

Foul called, it is on Johnson. Wilson heads to the free-throw line and splits a pair. The Knights lead 30-16 with 6:49 left in the first half. 

4:29 p.m.

Hagood makes the jumper as Marie-Laeticia ZIba makes the shot on the next possession to cut the FDU lead to 29-16 with 7:18 remaining in the half. 

4:28 p.m.

Chloe Wilson checks into the game and gets her layup to fall as the FDU lead is 29-12 with 8:49 to go in the half. 

4:27 p.m.

Wood and Stanley trade layups to open up the second quarter as the FDU lead is 27-12 with 9:03 to go in the half.

4:26 p.m.

FDU leads 25-10 at the end of the first quarter as FDU’s offense is off to a great start, clicking on all cylinders so far. 

FDU shot 12-15 (80%) from the field, 1-4 (25%) from three and 0-0 (0%) from the free-throw line as SHU shot 3-12 (25%) from the field, 1-7 (14.3%) from three and 3-4 (75%) from the free-throw line.

Roters leads FDU with 8 points as Smith has 4 points for SHU. 

4:23 p.m.

Mack drills the three as Sonia Smith lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 25-10 with 1 minute remaining in the quarter. 

4:22 p.m.

It is Crystian again, this time knocking down a jumper. The Knights are in complete control on the offensive end, leading 22-8 with 2:34 left in the first quarter of play. 

4:21 p.m.

Ball movement leads to a wide open shot for Crystian who knocks it down. Stanley with the assist as the Knights have a comfortable 20-6 lead with 2:53 remaining in the first quarter.

4:20 p.m.

Roters lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 18-6 with 3:22 to go in the quarter. She has 8 points. 

4:19 p.m.

Mack drives past the defender and banks in the layup. The Knights are getting to the basket at will as they lead 16-6 with 3:52 remaining in the first quarter.

4:16 p.m.

Back to back layups for the Knights by Stanley and Roters. FDU is getting whatever they want in the paint thus far. The Knights lead the Pioneers 14-6 with 5:17 left in the quarter. 

4:15 p.m.

Selvaggi is called for the foul. That is her second personal so she will head to the bench. Early foul trouble for the Knights here in the first quarter of play. Taylor Crystian checks in for FDU with 6:55 to go in the first quarter.

4:13 p.m.

Scott’s layup is good off the assist by Stanley. The Knights have a 10-3 lead with just under seven minutes remaining in the quarter. 

4:11 p.m.

This time it is Scott setting up Roters who dives to the basket and puts it in. FDU leads 8-3 with 7:35 left in the first quarter of play. 

4:10 p.m.

Stanley drives baseline and drops the floater to extend the FDU lead to 6-3 with 7:55 to go in the quarter. 

4:09 p.m.

Roters finds Scott who gets the lay up to fall. Davis answers back with a three to get the Pioneers on the board. The Knights lead 4-3 with 8:34 remaining in the first quarter. 

4:08 p.m.

Roters makes the jumper to give FDU an early 2-0 lead with 9:40 to go in the first quarter. 

4:06 p.m.

FDU’s starting lineup is Devyn Scott, Maria Roters, Madeline Selvaggi, Lindsey Mack, and Madison Stanley.

SHU’s starting lineup is Adrianne Hagood, Nikki Johnson, Jayla Davis, Olivia Dabney, Kelsey Wood.

3:45 p.m.

Good afternoon and welcome to another Women’s Basketball live blog. FDU will be hosting Sacred Heart at the Stratis Arena in the Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ. I am Anthony Covino, the Sports Editor for the Equinox joined by our Managing Editor, Amaya Morales, who will be producing today’s live blog. Our student lifestyle editor, Naniyah McClain, will be updating Twitter throughout the game. 

FDU is 12-7, 8-6 NEC while SHU is 8-6, 8-4 NEC

The current NEC standings are

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

FDU’s leading scorers are senior forward Madison Stanley with 14.3 PPG and sophomore guard/forward Maria Roters with 10.6 PPG. 

SHU’s leading scorers are Preseason All-NEC senior guard Adrianne Hagood with 13.9 PPG and graduate student guard Nikki Johnson with 10.6 PPG.

FDU women’s basketball will compete in a round-robin against Sacred Heart. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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