Women’s Basketball Continues with Up and Down Season

This weeks women’s basketball games

Matthew Saur

The C.W. Post women’s basketball team’s season continued in an up and down fashion this past week. They lost on Wednesday, February 9th to Dowling College 67-60, but ended the week on a positive note beating NYIT 75-65.

On Wednesday, the Pioneers found themselves trailing by nine points to start the game. Dowling never let the Pioneers lead or get back into the game, and cruised to a 67-60 victory.  Janea Aiken lead C.W. Post in scoring, racking up 15 points and 8 rebounds, but the combination of Connie Simmons and Seja Gamble (42 points combined) was just too much for the Pioneers.

On Saturday, February 12th, it was part three of the Battle for the Boulevard as the Pioneers hosted NYIT. It would be the rubber game between the two since the Pioneers won the first contest of the season, but NYIT took the second.

The first half was back and forth. The Pioneers built up an 11-4 lead but then saw it quickly evaporate when the NYIT Bears went on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 11. The Pioneers offense fell silent, not scoring for close to seven minutes, during which the Bears built up a six point lead. The Pioneers managed to cut their deficit to five by the end of the half, but still found themselves trailing 29-24.

In the second half it was all Pioneers, outscoring the Bears 51-36 to wrap up a 75-65 victory. Three Pioneers had double digit points in the win, Janea Aiken lead the team with 26 while Felcia Joyner and Ashley Caggiano had 16 and 12 respectively.

In an odd trend the Pioneers have won their last four Saturday games while losing their last four Wednesday games. C.W. Post looks to change that this week when they travel to Molly College on Wednesday, February 16th and then Saint Thomas Aquinas College on Saturday the 19th. Coverage of both games can be heard on 88.1 FM and WCWPSports.org.

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