The Knights continue to roll with a 64-56 comeback victory against Mount St. Mary’s.
Thank you to our staff writer Mahamadou Sumareh for contributing to the halftime summary and our student lifestyle editor Kayoneil Wilson for producing tonight’s live blog as well as our staff writer and social media manager Dulce Martinez, who updated Twitter throughout the game.
With tonight’s win, FDU has now won five straight games and holds the number one spot in the NEC with an 8-1 record. Madison Stanley is making a solid case for NEC player of the year as she now has three consecutive 20-point performances and has put up a career-high 25 points in two of those games. The Knights are looking like a powerhouse in the NEC and now will look to make it six straight wins in a matchup against Central Connecticut State on Jan. 30 at 1 p.m.
For The Mount, Michaela Harrison finished leading the team with a strong 15-point performance. Isabella Hunt and Kendall Bresee also contributed 11 points each.
Madison Stanley put up another monster performance for her squad as she tied her career-high 25 points and added nine rebounds and a big time block. Chloe Wilson followed with another double digit scoring effort as she put up 15 points, and Aniya Bell and Devyn Scott both combined for 15 points as well.
Mount St. Mary’s would end up finishing just 20-52 (38.5%) as they struggled to compete against some intense second-half defense from FDU. They also made just six of their 19 three point attempts (31.6%) and finished 10-13 (76.9%) from the free throw line.
As a team, the Knights finished shooting 22-51 (43.1%) from the floor and also went 4-10 (40%) from the three point line. They also got to the line 17 times and made 16 of those attempts (94.1%)
FDU came away with a huge victory as they rallied from down ten points to eventually win the game by eight.
FDU comes away victorious defeating Mount St Mary’s 64-56.
Aniya Bell ices the game with her two free throws.
With 0:41 seconds remaining, FDU leads 60-54 after the 8-0 run from Madison Stanley.
Stanley nearly gets the and-one opportunity to fall but instead knocks down two free throws to tie her career-high 25 points.
Stanley buries another clutch three for the Knights. They are closing in on their fifth straight victory.
Stanley takes the lead right back with a three as the teams are going back and forth. With that three, Stanley also gives herself her third consecutive 20-point game.
Agentowicz scores on the layup to give Mount St. Mary’s the lead once again.
Aniya Bell ties the game up off the assist from Madison Stanley.
Kendall Bresse knocks down the jumper to put Mount St. Mary’s up by two with 4:07 remaining.
Hunt misses on the free throw that would have put The Mount up by one.
Hunt ties the game on a follow-up to her own miss and is also awarded the foul.
FDU leads 50-48 with 6:35 to go in the game.
Harrison gets fouled and hits on both of her free throw attempts.
Stanley holds her ground and blocks Bresee down low.
Chloe Wilson follows up the Forgues bucket with a layup of her own. She has 15 points.
Dahomee Forgues comes up with her first basket of the night and gives the Knights the two-point lead.
Heading into the fourth, the game is knotted up 46-46.
Madison Stanley ties the game at 46 with her two made free throws.
Kendall Bresee answers and takes the lead right back with a three-pointer.
Stanley gets another layup to go. The Knights have come all the way back from being down 14 in the first half to take the one-point lead in the third.
Stanley brings the Knights within one point once again with 2:49 remaining in the third quarter.
Scott knocks down a pair of free throws for the Knights.
Harrison finishes inside to give her 13 points in the game.
Wilson knocks down the free throw to bring the Knights within three.
At the commercial break the Knights trail 41-37.
Chloe Wilson converts on her driving layup to give herself 12 points in tonight’s game.
Following the 8-3 run The Mount has responded with a 6-2 run to put them back up by six with 6:12 left in the quarter.
FDU starts off the second half on an 8-3 run to bring the game within one for the Knights.
After going down by as many as 14 points in the first half of action FDU managed to get the game back within striking distance.
Mount St. Mary’s shot 11-26 (42.3%) in the first half overall. After going 10-16 in the first quarter, FDU really picked up the intensity and forced Mount St. Mary’s to shoot just 1-10 in the second quarter. Additionally, The Mount went 3-10 from three (30%) and also shot 6-8 (75%) from the free-throw line.
FDU shot 10-24 (41.7%) overall in the first half. The school shot 1-5 (20%) from three, a decent number considering the few shots they took. FDU is looking great from the free-throw line, putting up a consistent 4-5 (80%).
Isabella Hunt led Mount St. Mary’s in scoring in the first half with eight points. Kendall Bresee is the second leading scorer with seven points. Michaela Harrison and Jada Lee also combined for ten points.
Madison Stanley led FDU in scoring in the first half with six points, followed by Chloe Wilson who scored 5 points on her end.
At the half, Mount St. Mary’s leads FDU 31-25.
FDU’s defense has made their presence felt in the second quarter.
Stanley makes it an 8-0 run for FDU with her jumper. The game is now 31-25.
Selvaggi gets another layup to go. With 2:33 remaining in the half FDU has got the Mount St. Mary’s lead back to single digits.
Selvaggi gets FDU within ten points with the crossover and the layup.
Selvaggi ties up Huskey for the jump ball with 4:15 left in the half.
Stanley ends the scoreless drought for FDU with her layup. FDU still trails 31-19.
The Mount St. Mary’s defense has forced FDU into six turnovers in the half.
Isabella Hunt hits two free-throws to give her seven points so far in the game.
Kendall Bresee is up to six points now following her made jumper. The Mount has extended their lead to 12.
Devyn Scott commits her second turnover of the game.
Bresee gets back to the line and goes 1-2 again to make it 27-17 for Mount St. Mary’s.
Kendall Bresee goes 1-2 from the line. The Mount leads by nine with 8:17 left in the second quarter.
FDU’s bench has been outscored 11-0 in the game.
Isabella Hunt knocks down two free-throws to put The Mount back up by eight.
Chloe Wilson starts off the second quarter with a layup off Devyn Scott’s assist.
At the end of the first quarter FDU trails Mount St. Mary’s 23-15.
Jada Lee gets her second shot of the game to go off a driving layup.
Selvaggi knocks down her first three of the game for FDU.
Borgosz makes her second straight field goal to make it an 11-1 run for Mount St. Mary’s as they lead 21-12.
Tess Borgosz drains her jumper and Jada Lee follows with a layup to put The Mount up by seven.
Devyn Scott goes 1-2 from the free throw line to make the game 15-12.
Bresee puts Mount St. Mary’s up four with 3:46 remaining in the quarter.
Jasmine Lindsay-Huskey immediately hits on her triple coming off the bench for The Mount.
Devyn Scott knocks down two free throws for the Knights.
Harrison answers with a layup. Mount St. Mary’s leads by one going into the commercial timeout.
Stanley scores on her first attempt to give FDU the lead back.
Devyn Scott gets inside for the layup with 6:09 left in the first.
Michaela Harrison knocks down a three off the assist from Kendall Bresee.
Kayla Agentowicz buries a turnaround jumper to tie the game at five for Mount St. Mary’s.
Wilson sinks a free throw for FDU.
Chloe Wilson follows with a layup to put the Knights up 4-3 with 8:38 to go in the first quarter.
Aniya Bell gets the Knights on the board with a jumper.
Mount St. Mary’s opens the game with a three from Isabella Hunt.
Starting for Mount St. Mary’s: Isabella Hunt, Michaela Harrison, Jessica Tomasetti, Kayla Agentowicz, Kenall Bresee.
Starting for the Knights: Devyn Scott, Aniya Bell, Chloe Wilson, Madeline Selvaggi, and Madison Stanley.
This afternoon the Knights will get set to take on Mount St. Mary’s on the road. FDU is coming off of their 4th straight victory in a win against LIU and will be looking to keep the streak rolling and maintain their first place spot in the NEC. I am Sheldon Gomes, sports writer for The Equinox. Our student lifestyle editor Kayoneil Wilson will be producing tonight’s live blog. Our staff writer and social media manager Dulce Martinez will be updating Twitter throughout the game.
Women’s Basketball against Mount St. Mary’s
Art by Aurora Rifkind