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Fast start too much for Red Flash

From Mirror reports

BROOKLYN — The Saint Francis women’s basketball team was unable to slow down hot-shooting LIU as the Red Flash fell to the Sharks, 71-53, on Monday night in Northeast Conference action.

Haley Thomas paced SFU with 13 points and eight rebounds. The Red Flash fell to 8-12 overall and 6-3 in the NEC while Long Island dropped to 4-15 overall and 3-5 in the NEC

LIU jumped out to a fast start to take a 12-5 lead with 4:39 to play in the first quarter. A Thomas jumper followed by two free throws cut the margin to 14-11. Saint Francis pulled within one at 17-16 following a Jenna Mastellone three-pointer with 50 seconds to go. The Sharks held a 21-16 lead at the end of the first stanza.

Katie Dettwiller’s layup trimmed the Sharks’ lead to 28-27 midway through the second period. LIU then used a 7-0 run to push the score to 35-27 with 2:43 to play. A Thomas trifecta with 39 seconds left narrowed the Sharks’ lead to 35-30 at halftime.

LIU continued the fast pace in the second half, using a 9-2 run to extend the margin to 44-32 with 5:28 remaining in the third quarter. Mastellone’s jumper cut the lead to 49-39 with 2:07 to go. Lili Benzel then connected on a jumper with 35 seconds left as SFU trailed 51-41 at the end of the third frame.

Saint Francis, which got as close as eight points in the final frame against the Sharks, returns home this Saturday for a 3 p.m. tipoff agaisnt Bryant.

SAINT FRANCIS (53): H. 4-8 3-4 13, Allen 2-9 0-0 4, Swogger 2-13 0-0 4, Dettwiller 2-3 0-0 4, Sabino 1-3 0-0 3, Dapaa 2-2 4-7 8, Mastellone 3-8 0-0 7, Miller 3-6 0-0 6, Benzel 1-3 0-0 2, Kovac 1-1 0-0 2, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0, Carroll 0-1 0-0 0, Pollard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-59 7-11 53.

LIU (71): B. Thomas 7-13 3-4 19, Bell 5-10 4-5 16, Johnson 4-12 2-2 12, Weise 3-7 0-0 7, Tarawa 2-7 1-2 5, Perkins 2-3 3-4 7, Sanford 2-5 0-0 5, Winter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 26-58 13-17 71.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Saint Francis 16 14 11 12 — 53

LIU 21 14 16 20 — 71

3-point field goals: SFU 4-21 (H. Thomas 2-4, Allen 0-2, Swogger 0-4, Sabino 1-3, Mastellone 1-4, Benzel 0-2, Carroll 0-1, Pollard 0-1); LIU 6-13 (B. Thomas 2-3, Johnson 2-5, Weise 1-3, Tarawa 0-1, Sanford 1-1). Rebounds: SFU 38 (Thomas 8); LIU 36 (B. Thomas 8). Technical fouls: None. Attendance: 214.

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