LIVE BLOG: Women’s Basketball vs. Cornell 11/20

Thank you to Amaya Morales for producing the live blog and Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Tune in at 6 p.m. today as men’s basketball takes on St. John’s in Queens, N.Y.

3:11 p.m.

The Knights dominated in the game for their first win of the season despite their leading scorer, Dahomee Forgues, only playing 12 minutes and going scoreless after getting into some early foul trouble. 

Cornell only shot 11-56 (19.6%) in the game and 2-16 (12.5%) from the 3-point line as the Knights were hounding them on defense for most of the game. Cornell also attempted 20 free throws but made only eight of them, giving them a 40% average from the line.

The Knights rallied big time in their first win of the season. They finished the game shooting 18-43 (41.9%) overall and half of those makes were threes as they went 9-16 (56.3%) from behind the 3-point line.

Mbanefo and Mulroy led Cornell with nine points each, followed by six from Snyder and four from Green.

For the Knights, scoring was coming from everywhere. Devyn Scott led all scorers in the game with 14, followed by 11 points from Rachael Niles, nine points from Chloe Wilson and eight points each from Celia Carbonell and Sierra DeAngelo. 

2:57 p.m.

The Knights defeat Cornell 63-32.

2:56 p.m.

Lexi Green gets the shot to go with contact but misses the free throw.

2:55 p.m.

Babore heads back to the line and misses her first shot but makes the second with 0:21 to go.

2:54 p.m.

Abaigeal Babore hits two free throws after checking in and gets an ovation from the bench.

2:52 p.m.

Devyn Scott goes 1-2 on her free throws.

2:51 p.m.

Lexi Greens makes two free throws for Cornell.

2:50 p.m.

Taylor Crystian hits another three for the Knights.

2:49 p.m.

Devyn Scott scores off of the hesitant pull-up; she has 13 points.

2:47 p.m.

Bell cleans up her miss for FDU. They lead by 27 with 4:18 to go. 

2:44 p.m.

Aniya Bell gets in on the 3-point shot for FDU. The Knights now lead 52-27.

2:42 p.m.

Mbanefo fouls out of the game. 

2:41 p.m.

Mulroy puts the shot back up off of Davis’ missed jumper.

2:39 p.m.

The Knights are up 24 with 7:45 remaining in the game.

2:38 p.m.

DeAngelo gets to the line and goes 1-2.

2:37 p.m.

Mbanefo misses her free throw attempt and the Knights remain ahead, 48-25.

2:36 p.m.

Mbanefo gets her bank shot to go with the foul.

2:35 p.m.

DeAngelo sneaks inside for the layup off the laser with assistance from Devyn Scott. 

2:34 p.m.

Carbonell drives the layup to start the fourth.

2:30 p.m.

Carbonell continues the three point barrage for the Knights as they go into the fourth quarter leading 44-23.

2:29 p.m.

Mulroy makes two from the free-throw line. She now has seven points in the game.

2:28 p.m.

Chloe Wilson gets back to the free-throw line for the Knights and makes two.

Mbanefo gets the big block on Chloe Wilson’s jumper

2:27 p.m.

Mbanefo makes one and misses one for Cornell with 1:36 left in the third quarter.

2:25 p.m.

Mbanefo makes one and misses one for Cornell with 1:36 left in the third quarter.

2:24 p.m.

Chloe Wilson gets the clean block on Mulroy. 

2:22 p.m.

DeAngelo misses the free throw. 

2:21 p.m.

DeAngelo continues the momentum for the Knights getting the layup to go with the foul.

2:20 p.m.

Niles knocks down her third three in rhythm for the Knights. They have their largest lead of the day as they lead 37-20. 

2:16 p.m.

FDU leads 34-20 at the commercial timeout with 4:55 to go in the third quarter.

2:15 p.m.

Wilson comes down the other end of the floor and makes a layup to give her seven points on the day.

2:14 p.m.

Mbanefo crashes the boards again for her sixth point.

2:13 p.m.

Devyn Scott gets her 10th and 11th points from the line for FDU.

2:12 p.m.

Mbanefo cleans up the glass for Cornell and makes a layup.

2:11 p.m.

Niles hits another three to put the Knights up 30-16 with 7:04 remaining in the third quarter.

2:10 p.m.

Mbanefo makes two free throws for Cornell to cut into the Knights’ lead. 

2:07 p.m.

Mulroy gets Cornell on the board in the third quarter. FDU still leads 27-14 with 8:23 left.

Halftime Update: 

The Knights started strong as they find themselves up 27-12 going into the next half of play.

FDU’s defensive pressure rattled Cornell early as they shot 5-25 (20%) overall and just 2-8 (25%) from deep. Cornell only got to the line twice and missed both of their attempts, while also turning the ball over ten times.

The Knights did not shoot the ball well as they were only 7-20 (35%) overall, but their three point shooting was key as they were 4-10 (40%). The Knights also did some significant damage at the free-throw line as they went 9-9.

For Cornell, Olivia Snyder led the way with six points, followed by three points each from Shannon Mulroy and Ania McNichols. 

The Knights had an even distribution of offense with Niles, Wilson, and Scott each putting up five points, followed by three from Celia Carbonell.  

1:49 p.m.

Stanley goes to the line and hits two for the Knights to close out the second quarter.

1:48 p.m.

Scott hits both free throws.

1:47 p.m.

Devyn Scott crosses over and gets fouled with 0:36 left in the second quarter.

1:46 p.m.

Snyder hits a jump shot to momentarily stop the Knights’ run.

1:45 p.m.

Scott catches and shoots the three to put the Knights ahead 23-10.

1:42 p.m.

Devyn Scott finishes with the left for two points. 

1:38 p.m.

Wilson converts on the and-one free throw. FDU is ahead 18-10 with 5:15 to go in the second.

1:36 p.m.

Wilson gets her defender with the head fake and drives hard into the lane for two points and a foul.

1:34 p.m.

Niles answers with her own jumper. FDU now leads 15-10.

1:33 p.m.

McNicholas drains a three for Cornell.

1:31 p.m.

Slow start to the second quarter for both teams with 8:01 left to play.

1:28 p.m.

Niles missed the 3-point shot to close out the first. The Knights lead 13-7.

1:25 p.m.

Both offenses struggled with turnovers in the first quarter.

1:21 p.m.

Snyder ends FDU’s run and makes the game 13-7 with 2:07 left.

1:19 p.m.

Sierra DeAngelo knocks down her three now. The Knights started out red hot from beyond the arc and now lead 13-5.

1:16 p.m.

Celia Carbonell hits a 3-point shot for the Knights. The Knights are on a 10-0 run after trailing 5-0 early in the game.

1:13 p.m.

Rachael Niles drills a signature deep three, and FDU takes the lead 7-5 with 5:04 to go in the first.

1:10 p.m.

Devyn Scott gets to the line again for the Knights and knocks down two.

1:09 p.m.

Wilson hits two at the line for the Knights, they are down 5-2.

Mulroy gets a three to go for Cornell with the shot clock winding down.

1:07 p.m.

Olivia Snyder comes up with the first bucket of the game with 7:48 in the first, Cornell leads 2-0.

Both teams applying heavy defensive pressure to start.

1:05 p.m.

Starting lineup for the Knights: Dahomee Forgues, Devyn Scott, Rachel Niles, Chloe Wilson and Madison Stanley.

Starting for Cornell: Ania McNicholas, Olivia Snyder, Samantha Will, Theresa Grace Mbanefo and Shannon Mulroy.

Pre-game Update: 

Today the Knights will continue to seek out their first win of the season when they head to Ithaca N.Y. to take on Cornell. FDU will have their hands full with a Cornell team that saw their head coach, Dayna Smith, achieve her 200th career win. I am Sheldon Gomes, sports writer for The Equinox. Managing editor Amaya Morales will be producing today’s live blog. Our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain will be updating Twitter throughout the game.

Head coach for Cornell, Dayna Smith, saw her 200th career win this week.

Art by Aurora Rifkind