Milton, Mass. – The Fitchburg State Women's Basketball defeated the Colonels of Curry College, 59-49 this evening in non-conference action from the Katz Gymnasium.
Score: Fitchburg State 59, Curry 49
Records: Fitchburg State (1-4) | Curry (1-5)
How It Happened
Curry grabbed a 6-3 edge early in the contest on a three-pointer from Kathryn Dunn (Hanson, Mass.) before Fitchburg State cut the deficit to 7-6 as senior Angelina Marazzi (Manchester, N.H.) connected on a layup. The Falcons broke an 11-11 tie late in the frame on when senior Emma Thomson (York, Maine) buried back-to-back three balls for the 17-11 lead.
The Colonels chipped the lead to 18-15 on layups from Dunn and Katie Smith (Hull, Mass.), but the Green and Gold upped their advantage (30-15), going on a 15-0 run, led by senior Catherine Coppinger (Boston, Mass.) and junior Mishelle Logie (Attleboro, Mass.) with five points each over the stretch. Fitchbug State would take a 37-21 margin into the locker room as Logie netted an and one with 16 seconds left in the stanza.
Following the intermission, Fitchburg State upped its lead (41-21) on buckets from sophomore Jadelen Harold (Nantucket, Mass.) and Logie before Curry answered back, cutting the lead to 42-33 as Kristyanna Remillard (Abington, Mass.) hit a pair from the charity stripe.
Both teams traded bucket to open the final frame with Dunn hitting the bucket for Curry, while Harold registered Fitchburg State's basket to make the score 47-37. The Falcons would secure the victory however with Marazzi netting a layup, resulting in the 59-49.
Inside the Numbers
- Falcons paced by Marazzi with a game-best 18 points, two rebounds and three assists
- Logie and Thomson combined for 27 points, eight boards and five assists for Fitchburg State
- First career collegiate coaching victory for Fitchburg State head coach Laura Pierce
- For the Colonels, Remillard led the way with 15 points and eight caroms
- Smith chipped in with 12 points and two rebounds for Curry
- 17th meeting between the two teams on the basketball court with the Falcons 6-11 all-time when taking on the Colonels
- Fitchburg State shot 20-of-50 (40.00%) from the field and (7-for-16) 43.8% from downtown
- Curry finished 16-of-69 (23.2%) overall and (2-for-24) 8.3% for beyond the arc
- Falcons held a 51-39 margin on the glass
Falcons return to action on Thursday as they host the Engineers of WPI for a non-conference tilt starting at 7:00 PM. Colonels will travel to Salem State on Saturday for a non-conference bout at 1:00 PM.