By Sheldon Gomes
The women’s basketball continued their winning streak in a low-scoring matchup against LIU on Sunday, defeating the team by a final of 49-36.
The Knights jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter of play and would never let LIU get back into the game as they led for the entire contest. After going up by as many as 12 points in the first half, FDU would maintain firm control in the second half as they never let LIU push the game within single digits.
The Knights managed to shoot 19-47 (40.4%) overall in the game and 4-16 (25%) from three. They also made their way to the line 11 times and converted seven points.
FDU didn’t let LIU pick up any momentum in the game as they made just 15 of their 59 shot attempts (25.4 %) as a team. They also shot just 4-15 (26.7 %) from deep and 2-10 (20%) from the free-throw line, which did them no favors.
With the rest of her team struggling with shooting, Madison Stanley was able to pick up a bulk of the load for the Knights. Stanley finished with 21 points on efficient 9-11 shooting and also compiled seven rebounds. This was Stanley’s second straight 20+ point performance. Chloe Wilson was the team’s second leading scorer with 12 points, and Celia Carbonell and Aniya Bell both combined for ten points.
None of LIU’s players would finish with double-digit scoring in the afternoon’s game. Shyla Sandford led the team with nine points, followed by six points each from Kennedy Taylor and Kiara Bell and five points each from Brandy Thomas and Tayra Eke.
It seems as though FDU’s players have caught fire at just the right time for the team. They have also won games with one of their top scorers, Dahomee Forgues, struggling offensively as of late so one can only imagine how much better the team will look with one of their top options back in rhythm.
While the rest of the teams in the conference remain tied with one another, the Knights have properly distinguished themselves with a 7-1 record in the NEC.
FDU will only look to keep building and make it five straight wins when they take on Mount St. Mary’s on Jan. 27 at 5 p.m.
FDU continued their winning streak against LIU
Art by Sheldon Gomes