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Women's Basketball News & Highlights

February 16, 2013

Eagles Falter at DeSales

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Kaitlyn Dougherty made 5-of-7 shots for ten points.

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.- For the second straight year, Eastern University Women's Basketball and their counterparts from DeSales met in a regular-season finale with no bearing on the Freedom Conference playoffs. Both teams will play road games on Wednesday. The host DeSales University Bulldogs closed the game on a 13-4 run to emerge with a 63-54 win.

Trailing 35-30 at the half, the  Eagles gave up points on three of the first four possessions of the second half to trail by 10 early in the half. The host Bulldogs built that lead to 46-35 with 15:46 remaining on the clock before the Eagles began their rally. 

Kelsie Patton connected on a 3-pointer from the top of the key to spark a 9-0 run. The long-range effort from Patton was the only field goal in the run as the Eagles made 6-of-6 foul shots.Eastern was 15-of-18 from the charity stripe for the day.

After DeSales scored to stretch the lead to 48-44, the Gina DiDomenico and Patton each scored inside hoops to tie the game. The game was tied at 50 with 7:16 to play when DeSales junior Sondrine Glovas hit a 3-pointer from the corner to start the decisive run of the game. 

Glovas finished with a game-high 22. Meghan Nowak had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Eagles. Nowak scored 12 of her points in the opening half.

Eastern made 11-of-22 shots from the floor and all six free throw attempts in the opening half, but DeSales forced 18 turnovers and was able to get 12 extra shots in the opening frame for the five point lead. 

Kaitlyn Dougherty finished with 10 and DiDomenico had 11. DiDomenico made a pair of first-half 3-pointers to bring her season total to 53. 

The Eagles (10-15, 6-8) are the fourth seed in the Freedom Conference Tournament and will travel to Madison, N.J. to take on top-seeded FDU-Florham on Wednesday. DeSales (18-7, 10-4) will play at second-seeded King's.

Box Score 

Updated: Saturday, 16 February 2013

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Nate Davis

Nate Davis

Coach Davis earned Freedom Conference Coach of the Year Honors in 2011-12.

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