By Anthony Beers
After fending off Mercy College’s second-half surge Wednesday December 1st, the C.W. Post women’s basketball team caved against Dowling in the same situation this past Saturday. The two-game split levels the team record to 3-3 and 1-1 in the East Coast Conference.
Senior guard Janea Aiken led the team 26 points in the win against Mercy. Forward Alyssa Lombardi had a team-high 10 rebounds, Aiken and sophomore guard Ashley Caggiano each had three assists. Mercy got to within two with roughly 20 seconds on the clock when Maverick’s junior guard Simone Williams scored a layup. However, Mercy could not reclaim possession. Instead, junior guard Felicia Joyner closed out the game and converted 1 of 2 free throws with one second left on the clock.
Up by 17 points early in the second half against the Dowling, the Pioneers were a victim of the Golden Lion offensives explosion, landing on the wrong end of a 25-4 scoring run. The Pioneers had a 42-25 as the third quarter started but not after the run from Dowling were down by five. C.W. Post fought back to tie the game on two occasions but could not gain momentum as the Golden Lions put away the game with a final score of 65-57. Janea Aiken led the team again in points with 23. Nicolette Marciniak and Felicia Joyner tied for a team high with 7 rebounds each.
Despite the loss to Dowling, the lady Pioneers have a few more games before heading into break and will look to bounce back first against New York Institute of Technology on Wednesday, December 8th, at 5:00 pm.