Poughkeepsie, NY - A rough shooting stretch in the second half saw a solid first-half from the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team go for naught as the Golden Knights fell to Vassar College 81-50 in Liberty League action Friday night.
The Golden Knights fell to 2-16 overall and 0-10 in the Liberty League, while the Brewers improved to 15-4 and 7-3. Clarkson will look to gain its first conference win of the season on Saturday against Bard College.
Clarkson led after the first basket of the game, but Vassar held an advantage throughout the remainder of the first half, pushing its advantage to double figures on several occasions. However, Clarkson cut that lead down to just a single point with just over two minutes to go in the opening period when Ashley Loggins (Albany, NY) made a jumper at the 2:22 mark to make the score 27-26. Despite a mini-run by the Brewers in the final moments, Clarkson trailed by only four at halftime (32-28).
The second half was not as kind to the Knights, as Clarkson shot only 5-for-22 en route to 22 second-half points, allowing the Brewers to pull away with a big second half of their own. Loggins finished with a game-high 20 points and 13 rebounds, breaking the single-season scoring mark for freshmen at Clarkson. With six games to play, Loggins has surpassed 300 points this year and ranks among the conference leaders in scoring.
Along with Loggins, Leighann Tomita (Cerritos, CA) chipped in 16 points and Jovanna Snead (Poughkeepsie, NY) added 12 points. Nyah Berg and Cydni Matsuoka each had 15 points to lead Vassar.