Women's Basketball

2016-17 RECORD: 14-12; GNAC: 9-7 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 16 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS IN PROGRAM HISTORY: 28

Women's Basketball Cruises Past Medgar Evers, 87-48

Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Senior forward Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team collected her fourth straight double-double, 15 points and 14 rebounds, as the Falcons cruised past Medgar Evers, 87-48, in non-conference play Tuesday evening at the Cougars Cave.
 
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (3-1) | Medgar Evers (0-4)
SCORE: Albertus Magnus 87 | Medgar Evers 48
 
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus Magnus jumped out to an early 23-6 advantage] and closed out the last 10 minutes with a 21-point lead, 42-21. During the opening quarter, junior Jill Johnson (North Haven, Conn.) paced the offense with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting of the field before junior Kiki Epps (Norwalk, Conn.) scored all seven of her first half points in the second.
 
In the third frame, Albertus Magnus once again held Medgar Evers to single digits. The visitors outscored the hosts, 25-8, in the stanza to take a 67-29 lead heading into the final 10 minutes of play. Albertus Magnus put the game out of reach in the fourth en route to its third win of the season.

NOTEWORTHY
  • Following tonight's win, the Falcons hold a 4-0 edge over Medgar Evers in the all-time series.
  • Tonight's 87 point performance is a season-best for the Falcons.
  • Freshman Andreah Orr (Danbury, Conn.) posted a career-high 12 rebounds and seven blocks.
  • The Falcons recorded a season-best eight blocks and 18 steals.
  • The Falcons were one rebound shy of tying their season-best of 55.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Epps tallied a season-high 13 points to go along with six rebounds, an assist and two steals.
  • Johnson and junior Kristen Cunning (Hoboken, N.J.) also scored in double figures for the Falcons with 14 points a piece.
  • Cyndi Whyte led Medgar Evers offensively with 20 points behind a 7-of-15 performance from the field and 6-of-8 showing at the free throw line.
  • Albertus Magnus - 32.3% (floor), 27.5% (three point) and 57.1% (free throw)
  • Medgar Evers - 28.8% (field) and 62.5% (free throw)
  • Along with her double-double, Bolden posted three assists, two steals and a block.
  • Bolden, freshman Raegan Shirling-Davis and Cassie Couture shot 100 percent from the free throw line.
UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 28th as the Falcons face in-state foe Western Connecticut State University. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. in Danbury, Conn.