Pace Snaps Four-game Win Streak
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The Le Moyne women’s basketball team tasted their first loss in five games on Feb. 7 to Pace University by a score of 63-58. The Dolphins led much of the game, exploding early for 23 points in the opening quarter of play, but couldn’t hold on to the lead. Junior center Joanna Dobrovsky proved to be the leading factor in the Dolphins’ first-half success. She scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the first half, and pulled down eight of her team-high 11 rebounds.
The early lead that the Dolphins to control most of the first half wasn’t just because of their offensive prowess. Through defensive pressure, ability to eliminate second chance points by cleaning up on the defensive glass, and Dobrovsky’s five blocks in the first half, the Dolphins took a 34-23 lead into the locker room.
Unlike the first half of play, the second proved to be all Pace. The Setters outscored the Dolphins 40-24 over the final 20 minutes of the contest. Despite their excellent effort, the ‘Phins couldn’t get their offensive mojo rolling again as they shot 25 percent from the field, compared to Pace’s 50 percent. That being said, the Dolphins still maintained a 45-41 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The 22-point period for the Setters proved to be the final blow and Le Moyne’s four game win-streak was snapped.
Dobrovsky led Le Moyne with 15 points, while Ailayia Demand and Nicole Riddick each recorded 12 of their own. The Lady ‘Phins return to the hardwood on Feb. 18 when they take on Southern Connecticut State University on Ted Grant Court at 12 p.m.