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Falcons Drop Home Opener to Curry, 67-63

Falcons Drop Home Opener to Curry, 67-63

Marazzi, Coppinger both post double-doubles


Fitchburg, Mass.– The Fitchburg State University women's basketball team fell to the Colonels of Curry College, 67-63 in non-conference action this evening at the Parkinson Gymnasium.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 63, Curry 67
Records: Fitchburg State (3-2) | Curry (2-2)

How It Happened

Fitchburg raced out to an early 8-0 lead on six points from junior Angelina Marazzi (Manchester, NH) and a pair of free throws from senior Catherine Coppinger (Boston, Mass.). Curry closed out the first quarter with a 10-6 run as junior Sam Bamford (Easton, Mass.) and freshman Peyton Perine (Fairfax, Va.) connected for three points each.

After the Falcons extended the first half lead to 18-12, the Colonels went on a 9-2 run to take a 21-20 advantage culminating with a Zuquila Mbachiantim (Stratford, Conn.) layup with 4:11 to play. Junior Emma Thomson (York, Maine.) connected on a baseline jumper and Marazzi added three points late to give the Green and Gold a 26-24 cushion heading into the break

Following intermission, the Falcons took a 34-24 margin to start the quarter on a pair of treys from Marazzi sandwiched around a good jumper from sophomore Mishelle Logie (Attleboro, Mass.). The visitors chipped away at the deficit and took a 41-40 lead with a layup from freshman Amanda Leal (Tyngsboro, Mass.) and held a 45-43 lead after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, the Falcons re-gained (49-47) the lead when sophomore Payton Holmes (Carver, Mass.) drained a three-pointer, however the Colonels responded with a Leal jumper to knot the game (49-49) with 6:20 to play. Trailing 57-50 with 4:46 to play the Falcons answered with seven points from Coppinger to make it a two-point game (60-58). Curry finished the game with a 7-5 run resulting in the 67-63 final.

Inside the Numbers

Fitchburg State shot 19-for-79 (24.1%) from the field and 17.1% (7-for-41) from three point range.

Curry went 26-of-75 (34.7%) overall, including (5-of-12) 41.7% from beyond the arc.

The Falcons were led by Marazzi with a game-best 25 points and ten rebounds, while Coppinger added a double-double of 14 points and 14 boards.

For the colonels, Perine posted a team-leading 22 points and sixteen caroms, while Leal chipped in with 16 points, and seven rebounds for the visitors.

Up Next

Falcons are off until after the Thanksgiving break when they host the Blazers of Elms College on Tuesday, November 27th for a contest starting at 7:30pm. Curry travels to Suffolk University on Monday, November 26th for a 7:00pm start.