Thank you to our news editor John Mineses who produced tonight’s live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain who updated Twitter throughout the game. This was a rough way to close out the non-conference schedule for the Knights but they will have no time to dwell on the loss as the NEC schedule kicks off when they go up against Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday Dec. 29th at 7 p.m. Have a good day everyone.
The Knights fall to Saint Peters 73-52.
Kendrea Willaims dominated the game for Saint Peters as she would finish with 24 points on 7-12 shooting. Kourtney Crane followed with 14 points of her own and Kassondra Brown contributed 13 points as well. Saint Peters got solid production all around as the rest of the team combined for 22 points.
Chloe Wilson led the way in scoring for the Knights with 16 points, followed by 13 points from Dahomee Forgues and 12 points from Madison Stanley. The rest of the team would only combine for 11 points. Almost half of the Knights’ offensive production came at the free-throw line as no player finished with more than four made field goals
Saint Peters stunned the Knights after an early 3-0 deficit was quickly turned around. They would finish shooting 28-52 (52.8%) and 3-6 (50%) from behind the three-point line. They shot half the amount of free throws as FDU but made 14 of the 15 attempts (93.3%). The defense was a major key as well as they finished with 13 steals.
The Knights finished with their lowest point total of the season. As a team they shot a difficult 13-52 (25%) and only made two of their 18 three point attempts (11.1%). Free throws were the only thing that kept them somewhat close as they finished 24-30 (80%). It should also be noted that FDU committed 22 turnovers which led to 26 points for Saint Peters.
FDU loses with a final score of 73-52.
Elebring converts on her layup.
Willaims responds with two points in the late game free throw battle.
Wilson connects on two free throws with just over a minute left in the game.
Williams gives herself 20 points after two made free throws.
FDU is running out of time as they still trail 66-48 with just 2:31 remaining.
O’Neil ends another short run for FDU with the layup.
Elebring goes 1-2 from the line.
FDU is still fighting as they will head back to line after the commercial timeout.
Conklin gets to the line for FDU now. She makes one.
Wilson hits another pair for FDU.
Wilson cuts it back down to 20 with 6:04 left.
O’Neil quickly ends the run with her layup.
Stanley gets her layup to fall and the Knights are on a 10-0 run.
Chloe Wilson hits her jumper and makes the game 62-40 with 7:38 remaining in the game.
Forgues is perhaps heating up as she gets inside for two points.
Forgues draws another foul and hits one free throw at the line.
Abby Conklin checks in for the Knights and drains a three.
Brown puts Saint Peters back up by 30 with the layup.
With one more quarter to play, it has been all Saint Peters as they lead 60-32.
Stanley knocks down two free throws with 0:25 left in the quarter.
Brown is now in double digits after her layup.
Forgues hits two more free throws. She now has ten points.
Brown scores the basket and hits the free throw to make it a 30-point lead.
Wilson hits two free throws for the Knights to make the game 55-28.
McQueen gets her layup to go off the Williams assist.
Williams knocks down two free throws out of the timeout.
Saint Peters is already in the bonus with 4:26 remaining in the third quarter.
FDU is still struggling with turnovers.
Forgues gets her second shot to go.
Williams lays it in to make the game 51-24.
Crane gets back to the line and knocks down two with 6:08 to play in the third.
Stanley answers with her deep mid range shot.
Crane responds with a floater to make it 47-22 for Saint Peters.
Forgues connects on her first field goal of the game.
Crane knocks down two free throws. She is now in double figures with ten points.
Crane follows with a jumper of her own for Saint Peters.
Kendrea Williams answers with a jumper.
Wilson starts the second half with a layup to make it 39-20.
Score correction: Two points taken away from Saint Peters for a shot clock violation.
FDU will have to look to clean up the sloppy offense and start knocking down open shots if they want to make this one interesting.
Saint Peters shot lights out in the first half as they went 18-28 (64.3%) overall and 3-4 from deep (75%). They really hounded the Knights defensively, coming away with nine total steals.
FDU shot just 4-21 (19%) from the floor and made just one of their 17 attempts from three (14.3%). The Knights also added nine points from the free throw line in 11 attempts (81.8%).The real story of the first half was the turnovers as they gave the ball away 13 times.
Saint Peters absolutely caught fire in the first half. Kendrea Williams leads her team in scoring with 12 points. Sky Castro was also able to contribute a solid eight points with six points each coming from Kourtney Crane and Kassondra Brown.
For the Knights, only three players have scored on field goals, with the rest of their points coming on free throws. Madison Stanley leads her team in scoring with six points followed by four points each from Chloe Wilson and Dahomme Forgues.
After what seemed to be a promising 3-0 start, the Knights were absolutely overwhelmed as Saint Peters would go on a 39-15 run to close out the first half.
Wilson hits two free throws to take the game into halftime. The Knights are down 41-18.
Castro banks in a mid-range jumper for Saint Peters.
Forgues knocks down another pair at the line.
Williams sneaks inside for the layup to make it 39-14 with 2:54 left in the half.
Brown connects on the tough jumper with the shot clock winding down for her eighth point of the game.
Forgues gets fouled and makes two free throws for the Knights.
Since trailing 3-0, it has been a 35-9 run for Saint Peters.
Saint Peters is pouring it on offensively, and they now lead 35-12 with over 5 minutes to play in the half.
O’Neil gets her layup to go off of FDU’s 12th turnover.
Williams is on fire as she gets her third straight basket.
Williams gets her second straight shot to go and FDU goes down by 17 with 7:52 remaining in the half.
Kendrea Williams answers with a three for Saint Peters.
Taylor Christian splits the defense and finishes inside for the and-one. With the made FT the Knights cut the lead to 12.
Wilson scores on her jumper. Stanley had previously had all of the Knights’ six points.
Tyara McQueen drills a three to start the second quarter for Saint Peters.
After one quarter Saint Peters leads 20-6
It has been announced that Aniya Bell will not be available for FDU this afternoon.
Madison Stanley finally puts an end to the 20-0 run with her three. The Knights trail 20-6.
After the early timeout Saint Peter’s has dominated as they now lead 20-3.
Castro gets another short jumper to go down.
FDU has nine turnovers with 2:49 remaining in the first quarter.
Off yet another FDU turnover, Brown converts on a transition layup. The Knights have given up 16 unanswered points.
Saint Peters gets out in transition for the Kourtney Crane layup to make it 14-3.
Castro scores four straight points after a couple of FDU turnovers and all of a sudden it’s a 12-0 run for Saint Peters.
Four quick team fouls for FDU.
Kassondra Brown gets the layup to make it 8-3 for Saint Peters with 5:57 to play.
Saint Peters goes on a quick 6-0 run to gain the lead.
Rachael Niles feeds Stanley the no-look pass for the layup which forces the early Saint Peter’s timeout. The Knights are off to a solid start.
Odd start to the game as Madison Stanley takes a technical free throw before the start. FDU leads 1-0 nonetheless.
FDU will be rounding out their non-conference schedule this afternoon as they get set to take on Saint Peter’s at home. Thus far the Knights have gone 4-5 in non-conference play and will look to even up their record to carry some momentum into their upcoming NEC matchups. After a forced postponement against Fordham on Sunday, FDU is surely eager to get back out there and get a win. I am Sheldon Gomes, sports writer for The Equinox. Our news editor John Mineses will be producing tonight’s live blog. Our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain will be updating Twitter throughout the game.
The Knights hope to score a victory over St. Peters.
Art by Sheldon Gomes