Women's Basketball Back In Win Column With Big ECC Victory Over Molloy, 71-65

Women's Basketball Back In Win Column With Big ECC Victory Over Molloy, 71-65
Bridgeport, Conn. – The University of Bridgeport women's basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak as they defeated the visiting Molloy College Lions, 71-65, on Saturday afternoon in UB's Harvey Hubbell Gym. With the result, the Purple Knights improve to 12-11 overall and 6-7 in conference play. The loss drops Molloy to 18-6 overall and 10-4 in the ECC.

The first three quarters were played extremely tightly, with neither team holding an advantage of more than six points. After the Purple Knights entered the fourth quarter with a 48-46 edge, Molloy jumped out to with early 6-0 run to open the final quarter to take a 52-48. Bridgeport then went on a 12-3 run over the next five minutes and never looked back from there.

Senior Camera Miley (Brooklyn, NY) led the Purple Knights with 19 points, as she connected on a perfect 11-of-11 free throws on the afternoon. Miley added six assists and five rebounds t0 help the winners on the afternoon.

Junior Aurelie Leblanc-Florent (Longueuil, Quebec, Canada) chipped in 15 points, all coming in the second half, to help pace the offense while going 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.

Senior Evelyn Ovner (Vallentuna, Sweden) completed the trio of Purple Knights to score in double-figures.  Ovner posted 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Graduate Student Anastasia Williams (Central Islip, NY) secured a game-high 10 rebounds along with an eight-point effort on the offensive front.

Aliyah McDonald led a pair of Molloy players in double-figures with a game high 21 points, including shooting 9-of-27 from the floor and added six assists as well.

Next up, the UB women's basketball team begins a busy stretch of five games in 11 days when they travel to Queens College on Wednesday, February 15. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald Gymnasium.