By Myles Goldman
On Jan 27, the women’s basketball team took on the NYIT Bears in an East Coast Conference matchup at NYIT. Coming into the game, the Pioneers had a 9-0 win streak within the East Coast Conference, but in the NYIT game, they came up short in overtime.
At the end of the first half of the game, the score was tied at 32. Kylie Garrett, a senior guard, broadcasting major and journalism minor dropped nine points, accompanied by two assists. Asia Turner, a sophomore guard, health science major, also had a fine first half, knocking down both of her two three-point attempts.
However, the mood of NYIT’s recreational hall became more tense since the first half when Sasha Patterson, a senior forward, political science major and criminal justice minor, racked up a total of 27 points and 17 rebounds, which earned her a double-double along with a staggering 36 minutes played. With nine seconds left in regulation, Patterson drew a foul, sending her to the free throw line, sinking both shots and sending the game into overtime.
Overtime ended up being less fortunate for The Pioneers as they ultimately lost the game 79-72. “We played good defense, but it was our offense that really let us down in the game,” Turner said.
The Pioneers will hit the road for their next game against the University of Bridgeport on Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.