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LIVE BLOG: Women’s Basketball Against Bryant University, Game 1

8:50 p.m.

That will do it as FDU extends their winning streak to six games as they defeat Bryant 53-47 in the first round robin game. 

FDU improved to 15-7, 11-6 NEC as Bryant falls to 7-13, 5-11 NEC. 

FDU shot 4-8 (50%) from the field, 1-3 (33.3%) from three, and 8-10 (80%) from the free-throw line as Bryant shot 6-16 (37.5%) from the field, 0-1 (0%) from three, and 1-2 (50%) from the free-throw line

In total, FDU shot 18-45 (40%) from the field, 4-14 (28.6) from three, and 13-16 (81.3%) from the free-throw line as Bryant shot 21-59 (35.6%) from the field, 0-17 (0%) from three, and 5-7 (71.4%) from the free-throw line.

Roters led FDU with 22 points as Scott added seven points. Bjelko led Bryant with 117 points as Taylor added eight points.

The current NEC standings are: 

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

FDU’s leading scorer is still Senior forward Madison Stanley 14.3 PPG with Sophomore guard/forward Maria Roters with 10.8 PPG. Freshman Devyn Scott was named NEC Rookie-of -the-week as she is averaging 5.0 PPG.

Bryant’s leading scorer is Senior center Brooke Bjelko with 15.5 PPG and Sophomore guard Nicole Gallagher with 11.6 PPG.

FDU will close out the regular season tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the second round robin game against Bryant in the Chase Athletic Center Main Gym in Smithfield, RI.

Thank you to our News Editor Jhoana T. Merino-Martinez for producing tonight’s live blog and our Student Lifestyle Editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Tune in tomorrow for the final regular season women’s basketball live blog at 4 p.m. Have a good night everyone!

8:39 p.m.

Carbonell makes the three as Bjelko lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 53-47 with six seconds to go in the game.

8:37 p.m.

Bjelko makes the jumper to cut the FDU lead to 50-45 with 1:17 remaining in the game.

Roters makes both free throws to extend the FDU lead to 50-43 with 1:30 to go in the game.

8:35 p.m.

Roters makes one free throw to extend the FDU lead to 48-43 with 1:57 remaining in the game.

8:33 p.m.

Golden lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 47-43 with 2:25 to go in the game.

8:31 p.m.

Roters makes both free throws as Mack lays it in on the next possession to extend the FDU lead to 47-41 with 3:10 to go in the game.

8:26 p.m.

Gallagher lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 43-41 with 4:10 remaining in the game.

Roters and Taylor exchange baskets as the FDU lead is 43-39 with 4:42 to go in the game.

8:25 p.m.

Bjelko makes one free throw to cut the FDU lead to 41-37 with 5:08 to go in the game.

8:24 p.m.

DeAngelo makes both free throws to extend the FDU lead to 41-36 with 5:27 to go in the game.

8:21 p.m.

Taylor lays it in on the next possession to cut the FDU lead to 39-36 with 6:31 to go in the game. 

Roters lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 39-34 with 6:48 to go in the game.

8:20 p.m.

Chloe Wilson makes one free throw to extend the FDU lead to 37-34 with eight minutes to go in the game.

8:18 p.m.

FDU leads 36-34 at the end of the third quarter in a close game.

FDU shot 5-14 (35.7%) from the field, 0-4 (0%) from three, and 0-0 (0%) from the free-throw line as Bryant shot 6-14 (42.9%) from the field, 0-7 (0%) from three, and 0-0 (0%) from the free-throw line. 

In total, FDU shot 14-37 (37.8%) from the field, 3-11 (27.3%) from three, and 5-6 (83.3%) from the free-throw line as Bryant shot 15-43 (34.9%) from the field, 0-16 (0%) from three, and 4-5 (80%) from the free-throw line. 

Roters leads FDU with 13 points as Bjelko leads Bryant with 12 points.

8:14 p.m.

Bjelko’s layup is good to cut the FDU lead to 36-34 with 49 seconds to go in the quarter.

8:09 p.m.

Sierra DeAngelo’s and Bjelko exchange layups as the FDU lead is 36-32 with 2:38 to go in the quarter.

Maria Planes Fortuny lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 34-30 with 4:19 to go in the quarter.

8:06 p.m.

Roters again with the layup as she extends the FDU lead to 34-28 with 4:53 to go in the quarter.

8:05 p.m.

Roters layup is good as she extends the FDU lead to 32-28 with 5:10 to go in the quarter.

8:04 p.m.

Scott lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 30-28 with 6:04 to go in the quarter.

8:03 p.m.

Roters and Taylor exchange baskets as the game is tied at 28 with 6:30 to go in the quarter.

8:01 p.m.

Golden makes the tough layup to tie the game at 26 with 8:37 to go in the quarter.

8:00 p.m.

Bjelko lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 26-24 with 9:07 to go in the third quarter.

7:45 p.m.

Perkins makes the jumper as at halftime the FDU lead is 26-22

FDU shot 5-12 (41.7%) from the field, 2-3 (66.7%) from three, and 1-2 (50%) from the free-throw line as Bryant shot 7-16 (43.8%) from the field, 0-6 (0%) from three, and 2-3 (66.7%) from the free-throw line in the second quarter.

In total, FDU shot 9-23 (39.1%) from the field, 3-7 (42.9%) from three, and 5-6 (83.3%) from the free-throw line as Bryant shot 9-29 (31%) from the field 0-9 (0%) from three, and 4-5 (80%) from the free-throw line.

7:41 p.m.

Roters lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 26-20 with 1:52 to go in the half.

7:39 p.m.

Bjelko lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 24-20 with 2:11 to go in the half.

7:37 p.m.

Scott makes one free throw as O’Connor lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 24-18 with 4:15 to go in the half.

7:33 p.m.

Bjelko lays it in and misses the free throw to convert the three point play as the FDU lead is 23-16 with 4:47 remaining in the half.

Celia Carbonell makes the three to extend the FDU lead to 23-14 with 5:21 to go in the half.

7:31 p.m.

Bjelko makes both free throws as Shannon O’Connor drills the jumper to cut the FDU lead to 20-14 with 6:27 to go in the half.

7:28 p.m.

Roters drill the three to extend the FDU lead to 20-10 with 7:40 to go in the half.

Mack and Gallagher exchange layups as the FDU lead is 17-10 with 7:57 to go in the half. 

Taylor Cristian and Alana Perkins exchange layups as the FDU lead is 15-8 with 8:43 to go in the half.

7:26 p.m.

FDU leads 13-6 at the end of the first quarter.

FDU shot 4-13 (36.4%) from the field, 1-4 (25%) from three, and 4-4 (100%) from the free-throw line as Bryant shot 2-13 (15.4%) from the field, 0-3 (0%) from three, and 2-2 (100%) from the free-throw line.

Selvaggi leads FDU with five points as Jallow, Taylor, and Gallagher all have two points each for the Bulldogs.

7:23 p.m.

Gallagher gets the tough layup to go to cut the FDU lead to 13-6 with 22 seconds to go in the quarter.

7:22 p.m.

Dallow makes both free throws as Stanley makes the jumper on the next possession to extend the FDU lead to 13-4 with 1:53 to go in the quarter.

7:20 p.m.

Scott lays it to extend the FDU lead to 11-2 with 2:46 to go in the quarter.

7:19 p.m.

Selvaggi drills the three to extend the FDU lead to 9-2 with 4:16 to go in the quarter.

7:16 p.m.

Scott lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 6-2 with 5:18 to go in the quarter.

7:12 p.m.

Roters makes both free throws to give FDU a 4-2 lead with 7:25 to go in the quarter.

7:09 p.m.

Taylor makes the jump shot to tie the game at two with 8:27 remaining in the quarter.

Selvaggi makes both free throws to give FDU a 2-0 lead with 8:47 to go in the quarter.

7:04 p.m.

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

Bryant’s starting lineup is Kandis Taylor, Fatou Jallow, Juliette Golden, Nicole Gallagher and Brooke Bjelko.

6:45 p.m.

Good evening and welcome to another women’s basketball live blog as FDU will be taking on Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. I am Anthony Covino the Sports Editor of the FDU Equinox joined by our News Editor Jhoana T. Merino-Martinez who will be producing tonight’s live blog and our Student Lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain who will  be updating Twitter throughout the game.

FDU is 14-7, 10-6 NEC and is currently on a five-game winning streak while the Bulldogs is 7-12, 5-10 NEC.

FDU’s leading scorer is Senior forward Madison Stanley 14.3 PPG with Sophomore guard/forward Maria Roters with 10.8 PPG. Freshman Devyn Scott was named NEC Rookie-of -the-week as she is averaging 5.0 PPG.

Bryant’s leading scorer is Senior center Brooke Bjelko with 15.5 PPG and Sophomore guard Nicole Gallagher with 11.6 PPG.

The current NEC standings are: 

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

FDU women’s basketball looks to sweep round-robin against Bryant University. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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