Women’s Basketball Cruises to Win Over GCU

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By Shelby Townsend
Sports Editor

The women’s basketball team broke a three game losing streak Saturday with a 77-67 win over Georgian Court University at the Pratt Recreation Center.

Senior Forward Janaysia James drains a three pointer Photo By Shelby Townsend
Senior Forward Janaysia James drains a three pointer
Photo By Shelby Townsend

Freshman Forward, Mikaiya Moore, was the leading scorer for the Pioneers with a total of 17 points.  The only time the Georgian Court Lions led the game was after the first basket of the game by Ivana Kovacev; but their lead was short-lived as Moore responded with a lay-up to tie the game.  After a successful jump shot by Moore less than four minutes into the game, the Pioneers never relinquished their lead.  They ended the half ahead of the Lions by seven points.

The Pioneer’s biggest lead came with 2:10 left to play in the third quarter, after two free throws by Pioneer, Sasha Patterson, brought the home team up by 17.  The Lions attempted a comeback in the fourth quarter but were only able to get within nine points of the Pioneers for the rest of the game.  A missed jumper by Lion Guard, Kaitlyn Lister, was rebounded by freshman Pioneer Guard, Kyla Formey, ending the game with the Pioneers up by ten.

Coach Dierdre Moore and the Pioneers are now 9-10 and will return to the court Wednesday Jan. 25 when they take on Daemen College in Amherst, NY at 4pm.

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