Women’s Basketball Vs. Southern Connecticut University


Source: paceuathletics.com

Amine Kassaoui

NEW HAVEN, CT – A stifling second half defensive home performance from Southern
Connecticut State University downed the Pace women’s basketball team for a decisive 60-33
road loss on Wednesday night.

The Setters’ fourth-straight blemish drops their record to 1-5 overall, 0-2 in the Northeast-10
Conference, while the Owls improve to 5-1 and 1-1 respectively.

After trailing the entirety of low scoring, evenly matched first quarter, the Setters took their
first lead one minute into the second period, 10-9, off a lay-up from Barbadian sophomore Tower
Lorde. But on the Owls’ next possession, transfer student Isabella Santoro sank a three-ball to
quickly put SCSU back up by two.

A baseline Delaney Connors jumper with 10 seconds remaining in the first half sent the Owls
into intermission up 19-17.

After the break, Southern Connecticut State would explode, scoring 19 points in the third quarter
and 22 in the fourth, while holding Pace to just seven and nine points respectively, for a 41-16
second half advantage. The highlight of the third quarter came with 40 seconds remaining, as a
Delaney Haines baseline ankle-breaker extended the Owl lead to 38-24.

Overall, the Setters shot 13-47 from the field (27.7%) and 2-12 from deep (16.7%) and turned
the ball over 19 times. SCSU held a 10-1 edge in fast-break points, with Katie Williamson
leading the Owls with 16 points. Pace sophomore Ariana Stockinger scored a team high nine
points for the Setters.

Pace hosts Southern New Hampshire University next on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.