BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Despite a historic outing from the free throw line that ranks amongst the best in the Concordia College New York women's basketball records, the Clippers were unable to overcome a strong fourth quarter by the visiting Felician University after the two sides fought to a standstill for three quarters in a 76-69 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) setback.
• Concordia falls to 2-12, 0-5 in CACC play.
• Felician improves to 3-9 overall, 3-2 in league action.
• The Clippers' .920 free throw percentage (23-25) is the fifth-highest in the program record.
• Sophomore guard Cameron Corbett (Staten Island, N.Y.) paced the offense with 25 points, connecting on 13 free throws that ties for the third-most in a single game while her .929 free throw percentage (13-14) sits seventh in the program record book. Corbett also chipped in four steals, four assists and three rebounds.
• Freshman guard Sara Hopkins (Mountain Top, Pa.) eclipsed 20 points for the first time in her career with 21.
• Sophomore forward Sabrina Clement (Queens, N.Y.) matched her career-high with 12 rebounds while adding a personal-best three steals and a block.
• Junior guard Nicole Nicholson (Staten Island, N.Y.) recorded three steals.
• For Felician, Bionca Chambers boasted 19 points with nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Felician jumped out to an early 5-0 advantage before a pair of Hopkins free throws and Nicholson layup made it 5-4 with 8:36 to go in the quarter. The Clippers took the lead at 9-8 off a three-point play by Corbett, with a jump shot from Hopkins extending the lead before a triple from Felician evened the score at 11-all with 6:21 remaining in the half. Felician responded to a pair of Hopkins free throws with a triple to take a 14-13 edge, and recreated its five-point lead at 24-19 before five-straight points for Nicholson to end the frame evened the score at 24-24.
• Neither side held a lead greater than three in a back-and-forth second quarter, with a pair of free throws and layup from Corbett giving the Clippers a 30-27 lead with 8:47 remaining in the half. Felician responded with an 8-3 stretch to hold a 35-33 advantage with 6:13 to go in the half, with the Clippers ending the quarter on a 7-4 run with sophomore guard Jackie Ciccotto (Staten Island, N.Y.), sophomore forward Jordyn Hornbuckle (Hopkinsville, Ky.) and Hopkins all scoring to create a 40-39 halftime score.
• After a Golden Falcon free throw knotted the score at 40-all, a Corbett jump shot sparked a 6-0 Concordia run to give the hosts a 46-40 lead with 7:06 remaining in the frame. Felician ended the run with a free throw, and scored eight of the ensuing nine points to even the score at 48-48 with 2:32 remaining. The two sides split the final 10 points of the quarter, keeping the score tied at 53-53 going into the final frame.
• Felician scored the opening six points of the fourth quarter, with three-straight Corbett free throws cutting the visitors' lead in half at 59-56 with 7:55 to play. The Golden Falcons responded with back-to-back baskets to extend the separation to seven at 63-56, with Concordia unable to get within three for the remainder of the contest.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Clippers converted on 21-54 shots, going 4-15 from three-point territory and 23-25 from the free throw line.
• Felician finished 29-75 from the field, 7-27 from distance and 11-16 from the free throw line.
• Concordia dished out 12 assists versus 17 for the visitors.
• Concordia committed 17 turnovers, resulting in 14 points for Felician. The Golden Falcons committed 12 turnovers, leading to 15 points.
• Felician held a 45-35 advantage in rebounds.
• Concordia' bench scored three points while Felician got 10 from its bench.
• Concordia recorded 12 steals with three blocks while Felician stole the ball six times with six blocks.
The women's basketball team hosts Wilmington University (Del.) on Saturday, Jan. 12 in CACC play at 1 p.m.