First half surge leads Roos women's basketball tean past St. Joseph
(Canton, N.Y.)- The SUNY Canton women’s basketball team used a dominating run to end the first half en route to a 58-43 win over the College of St. Joseph Saturday afternoon at Roos House.
The Roos, ranked 15th in the latest USCAA Division I Coaches Poll, improved to 11-8 overall, winning for the fifth time in their last seven games.Saturday’s game didn’t look like it would go in the favor of the home team, as St. Joseph raced out to a 15-2 lead during the first six minutes of the first half. The Roos used a 13-4 run to pull within four points, 19-15, but the Fighting Saints again built a double-digit lead at 28-18 with 3:26 on the clock. SUNY Canton then reeled off an 11-0 run to end the half, capped off by a running jumper from senior Kaitlin Myers (Dannemora, N.Y.) with seven seconds left that gave the Roos a 29-28 advantage, and the lead for good.
SUNY Canton outscored the Fighting Saints 40-27 in the second half, as St. Joseph shot just 25 percent from the floor and came up empty from beyond the arc shooting 0-for-6 from three-point range.
Myers led the Roos with 17 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks. Junior Joelle Percy (Black River, N.Y.) knocked down four 3-pointers and finished with 13 points and four rebounds. Sophomore Corinne Riegel (Bainbridge, N.Y.) added nine points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Freshman Karyss Terrance (Hogansburg, N.Y.) had nine points and five rebounds, and junior Alicia Uhlein (Watertown, N.Y.) chipped in with six points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Brook Griswold sank five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points to lead St. Joseph. Kelly Festa added eight points, nine rebounds and four blocks.
SUNY Canton is next in action Feb. 9 and 10 returning to Maine for games against the University of Maine at Augusta and Unity College.