Women's Basketball

2017-18 RECORD: 18-8; GNAC: 11-5 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 17 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS: 30

Orr Nets Career-High in Falcons' Win Over New Rochelle

Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular

Link: Box Score

New Haven, Conn. – Freshman Andreah Orr (Danbury, Conn.) recorded her first collegiate double-double, 15 points and 17 rebounds, as the Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team defeated the College of New Rochelle, 87-68, Thursday evening in non-conference play at the Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center.

RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (6-3) | New Rochelle (3-7)
SCORE: Albertus Magnus 87 | New Rochelle 68

HOW IT HAPPENED

New Rochelle controlled the opening five minutes of the game as the Blue Angels held a four-point lead, 10-6, before a short spurt by the hosts tied the game up at 10-all at the 4:35 mark. Albertus Magnus would close out the first quarter with a 13-5 run to take a seven-point, 23-15, lead heading into the second.

The Falcons slowly began pulling away with the lead, 31-17, but at the 1:03 mark the Blue Angels found themselves down nine, 41-30, following a three from Dar'Neisha Brice. Freshman Cassie Couture (Waterbury, Conn.) would score the final basket for the hosts and give them a 12-point cushion, 44-32, at the half.

Albertus Magnus continued to control the momentum of the game, pushing its lead to 22, 68-46, entering the final stanza. Despite the Blue Angels outscoring the hosts, 22-19, in the fourth, Albertus Magnus sealed the non-conference win and extended its winning streak to three.

NOTEWORTHY

  • Following tonight's win, the Falcons are now 6-1 against the Blue Angels in the all-time series.
  • Freshman Raegon Shirling-Davis (Waterbury, Conn.) was two points and two assists shy of recording a triple double. She posted a career-high 11 rebounds and eight assists to go along with eight points and two blocks.
  • The Falcons have won their last three out of four games.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Albertus Magnus - 45.7% (field goal), 27.6% (three-point) and 29.4% (free throw)
  • New Rochelle - 34.2% (field goal), 33.3% (three-point) and 38.5% (free throw)
  • The Falcons out rebounded the Blue Angels, 62-42, and posted a 23-19 edge in second chance points.
  • Orr recorded the double-double in the first half.
  • New Rochelle had three players score in double-figures, including a team-high 20 points from Aaliyah Fields. She also scored six of the visitors' 11-three pointers.
  • Sophomore Kristen Cunning (Hoboken, N.J.) rounded out the double-digit scorers for Albertus Magnus with 12 points.
  • New Rochelle capitalized on turnovers, scoring 23 points off the Falcons' 16 errors.
  • Along with Orr, senior Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) also recorded a double-double, 21 points and 15 rebounds.
  • The Falcons dominated in the paint, 44-20.
  • Orr and Shirling Davis led the defensive unit as the duo posted two blocks a piece.
  • Fields shot an impressive 100% from the floor and three point range in the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus closes out 2017 on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Farmingdale State. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.