Women's Basketball Drops Southern N.H., 68-51

Reuter scored eight of her season-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Skyhawks close out the NE10 win (PHOTO BY Bob Blanchard)

Reuter leads balanced Skyhawks effort with season-high 18 points

MANCHESTER, N.H. (January 5, 2020) – Stonehill College, ranked No. 9 in the D2SIDA East Region poll, pulled away in the second half to claim a 68-51 victory over Southern New Hampshire University in Northeast-10 Conference women's basketball action to open the second semester at Stan Spirou Fieldhouse this afternoon. 



Gabrielle Reuter Senior, Forward: Season-high 18 points (7-for-9, 4-for-4 FTs), six rebounds.

Kelsey Shaw Senior, Guard: Season-high 11 points (7-for-8 FTs), including nine in the second half, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Grace Carter Senior, Guard: 11 points, five rebounds, four rebounds and two steals.

Kayla Raymond Sophomore, Forward: Season-high nine rebounds, seven points (all first half). 

Southern N.H.

Gyanna Russell Junior, Guard: 12 points (4-for-9, 4-for-4 FTs), including ten in the first half. six rebounds, two assists.

Victoria Dean Senior, Forward: 10 points, three rebounds.

Adriana Timberlake Freshman, Guard: 9 points, three steals. 

Shaw added a season-best 11 points in the balanced Skyhawks effort (PHOTO BY Bob Blanchard)

How it Happened

  • Stonehill took a three-point lead into halftime (30-27) and then limited Southern New Hampshire to four points on 1-for-12 (8.3-percent) shooting in the third quarter to open a 19 point lead heading into the fourth.
  • Stonehill posted a 49-34 rebounding advantage and outscored SNHU 15-7 in points off turnovers in the win.
  • Stonehill led by four (35-31), four minutes into the second half and then scored the final 15 points of the third quarter to open a 19-point lead (50-31) heading to the fourth. Carter sparked the run with a three-pointer and junior Madison Seymour netted five-straight points at one stage of the run.
  • Southern N.H. drew within 14 (56-42) after a three-pointer from senior Karlee Ziliak midway through the fourth, but would get no closer.
  • Reuter scored four-straight to regain an 18-point margin (60-42) for Stonehill with four minutes remaining, finishing the final frame with eight points.
  • Stonehill converted all ten free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win as Shaw buried six and Reuter four.
  • Stonehill never trailed in the contest, grabbing a quick six point lead (8-2) after a Shaw layup three minutes in as four different players scored during the opening stretch.
  • Stonehill led by two after the opening quarter and then grabbed a seven-point lead (22-15) on a Raymond three-pointer two minutes into the second.
  • SNHU scored seven-straight to draw even (24-24) for the first time since the opening tip after a three-point play by Russell with 3:15 remaining in the half.
  • Stonehill ended the run with a Raymond bucket on its next possession and would lead the rest of the way, grabbing a three-point (30-27) halftime lead after a basket by sophomore Sophie Glidden with 16-seconds left.

Up Next

Stonehill (8-4, 4-2 NE10) is back in action next Saturday, January 11, when it hosts Le Moyne College for its Alumnae Game at 1:30 p.m. Southern N.H. (8-5, 1-4 NE10) hosts Franklin Pierce University on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

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