Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's basketball team dropped a 66-39 decision to the Owls of Keene State this evening in non-conference action from the Parkinson Gymnasium.
Score: Fitchburg State 39, Keene State 66
Records: Fitchburg State (9-14) | Keene State (4-20)
How It Happened
Keene State took a 7-4 margin on a three-pointer by junior Hien Thach (Burlington, Vt.) before the Falcons knotted the score at 9-9 as junior Emma Thomson (York, Maine) buried a three ball. The Owls regained the lead though with senior Emily McPadden (Tyngsborogh, Mass.) hitting a jumper, en-route to a 21-12 advantage after one quarter of play.
Keene State extended its lead (34-12) on a McPadden three-pointer, but sophomore Mishelle Logie (Attleboro, Mass.) buried a three ball for the Falcons to cut the deficit to 36-15. The Owls capped the first half scoring with sophomore Lilly Shlimon (Pelham, N.H.) to make the score 38-15 going into the break.
Following the intermission, Fitchburg State cut the lead to 43-20 on a jumper by senior Kerry Brodbeck (Boston, Mass.) and a three-pointer from junior Angelina Marazzi (Manchester, N.H.) before Keene State pushed it margin to 47-20 on a Jordyn Burke (Bennington, Vt.). The Green and Gold closed out the scoring in the frame when sophomore Chloe Roberts (Hanson, Mass.) connected on a deep three-ball to cut the lead to 53-31.
The Falcons continued to chip away at the lead as Marazzi drained another three-pointer (56-35), but Keene State answered back with three-pointer of their own by McPadden. Following a layup from Roberts, the Owls secured the victory as Gonyea hit a bucket, resulting in the 66-39 final.
Inside the Numbers
- Falcons were led by Marazzi with a team-leading ten points and six assists
- Brodbeck added six points and nine boards for Fitchburg State
- McPaddent paced the Owls with a game-best 23 points and nine rebounds
- Gonyea chipped in with 18 points and three assists for Keene State
- Fifth meeting between two schools with Falcons 1-4 all-time vs the Owls
- Fitchburg State shot 16-for-55 (29.1%) from the field and (6-for-32) 18.8% from three point range
- Keene State finished 24-of-59 (40.7%) overall and (9-for-33) 27.3% for beyond the arc
- Falcons held a 41-38 margin on the glass
- Owls had an 17-12 advantage in assists
- Falcons honors seniors #21 Hannah Keohan and #25 Kerry Brodbeck prior to the contest
Falcons will host the Owls of Westfield State University on Wednesday for a MASCAC bout, starting at 7:30 PM. Owls will host the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State on Saturday for an LEC matchup at 1:00 PM.