The C.W. Post Pioneers women’s basketball team has picked up where it left off last season. After losing the season opener to Philadelphia University, the Pioneers have gone on a five-game winning streak, with the latest victory coming over the Felician College Golden Eagles by a score of 82-56 on Sunday, November 27th.
The Pioneers and Golden Eagles played neck-and-neck before the Pioneers pulled away with the lead. Felician’s senior center Jessica Ford tied the game at 10 on a free throw with 13:19 left in the first half. But, after that, the Pioneers went on a 10-0 run, highlighted by three pointers by sophomore guard Kenyatta Sears and graduate forward Catherine Lutz. By the end of the first half, the Pioneers had accumulated a 40-27 lead.
The second half was a similar story, with the Pioneers dominating play. Junior center Samantha Kopp led the team in points in the second half, putting up 12 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Sears put up nine points of her own in the half, giving the Pioneers a threat from beyond the arc all game long.
The Pioneers scored 42 points in the second half to make it an 82-56 victory.
Sears put up 21 points in the game while securing six steals and two assists. The Pioneers shot 33 percent from the field (24-71) and 26 percent from three-point range (5-19).
Prior to the victory, the Pioneers defeated Caldwell College, 79-70, Adelphi University, 64-59, Nyack College, 84-55, and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 81-68. Their only setback was on November 12th, against Philadelphia University, when they lost 81-66.
The Pioneers’ next game will be their home opener on Wednesday, November 30th, against Dowling College. The game tips off at 5 p.m.