Setters shoot over 50-percent as Schetter leads with double-double
Raymond netted a team-high 18 points to go with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks (PHOTO BY Lewis Glass/SportsPix)
EASTON, Mass. (January 22, 2020) – Pace University, ranked No. 8 in this week's D2SIDA East Region poll, shot over 50-percent from the field and snapped Stonehill College's, ranked No. 6 in the D2SIDA East poll, four-game win streak with a 73-70 victory in Northeast-10 Conference women's basketball action on Paula Sullivan Court at Merkert Gymnasium tonight.
Kayla Raymond Sophomore, Forward: 18 points (7-for-21), five rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.
Madison Seymour Junior, Guard: Career-high 15 points (4-for-6, 3-for-5 threes, 4-for-4 FTs), four rebounds and two assists.
Jennifer Worden Junior, Guard: Season-high 13 points (5-for-9), five rebounds.
Lauren Schetter Junior, Forward: 27 points (10-for-17, 7-for-9 FTs), 11 rebounds, three assists, a blocked shot and steal.
Kelsey Quain Sophomore, Guard: 15 points (5-for-7 threes) off the bench.
Jackie DelliSanti Senior, Guard: 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals.
How it Happened
Seymour scored a career-high 15 points, connecting on 3-of-5 three-pointers for the Skyhawks (PHOTO BY Lewis Glass/SportsPix)
- Stonehill finished shooting 40.3% (25-for-62) overall despite shooting 50-percent or better in each of the middle two quarters and hit just 6-of-24 (25%) three-pointers.
- Pace built a nine-point lead (15-6) after a quarter of play, limiting Stonehill to 2-for-10 (20%) shooting from the floor, and nursed that cushion the rest of the way to victory.
- Stonehill trailed by 13 (36-23) after a Schetter layup a minute into the third quarter, but closed within a point (47-46) with 2:34 remaining in the frame after five-straight points from Raymond.
- Pace would close the quarter with a 10-2 run, keyed by five points from Schetter, to reclaim a nine-point advantage (57-48) after a DelliSanti layup with four seconds left.
- Trailing by six (60-54) with seven minutes to play, Stonehill scored seven straight, keyed by a Seymour three-pointer, to grab its first lead (61-60) since the opening basket of the game midway through the final quarter.
- Raymond gave Stonehill a three-point lead (65-62) with 3:19 to play, but Pace reeled off 11-straight, including six in a row by Schetter, for an eight-point lead (73-65) after two free throws by DelliSanti with 22-seconds left.
- Stonehill would pull within a possession (73-70) after Raymond made her first of two free throws with 0.7-seconds left. She missed the second intentionally to attempt a desperation three off the rebound, but time would expire before the Skyhawks were able to get a shot.
- Pace extended its nine point lead after a quarter of play to ten (18-8) following a three-pointer from sophomore Lauren Hackett a minute into the second quarter. Stonehill scored nine-straight, bookended by a Worden three-pointer and layup, to close within a point (18-17) with 6:38 left in the half.
- Pace closed the second quarter with a 12-2 run, capped by a Quain three-pointer, to carry an 11-point lead (34-23) into halftime.
- Stonehill was handed its first loss of the New Year (4-1), snapping an NE10-leading four-game winning streak.
- Tonight marked Stonehill's third-straight game against teams appearing in the D2SIDA East Region poll (2-1).
- Stonehill outscored Pace 19-5 on second chance points, finishing with a 38-31 rebounding edge.
- Stonehill drops its first game (7-1) when shooting over 40-percent from the floor, while Pace is just the second team this season to shoot over 50-percent (vs. Saint Anselm, 12/7).
Stonehill (11-5, 7-3 NE10) hits the road this weekend, when it visits Southern Connecticut State University for an NE10 matchup on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Skyhawks return to Merkert Gym next Tuesday, January 28, to host American International College for an NE10 contest at 5:30 p.m. Pace (14-5, 7-3 NE10) visits Saint Michael's College on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
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