Edore's Double-Double Not Enough as Women's Basketball Falls to AIC, 68-51

Edore's Double-Double Not Enough as Women's Basketball Falls to AIC, 68-51

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2018) – Despite holding a 30-13 edge in the rebounding category after one half of play, the Queens College women's basketball team committed 15 first-half turnovers which led to 19 American International points as the Yellow Jackets claimed a 68-51 win over the Knights on Wednesday (Dec. 19) at Fitzgerald Gymnasium.
Beth Bonin had the first points of the contest for Queens (2-9), as the Knights held a 7-3 lead with three minutes gone by in the opening frame. American International (7-5) ended the first quarter on a 13-1 run, however, with Zoe Willis knocking down a lay-up to give the visitors their first lead of the game at 9-7 with three-and-a-half minutes remaining. A three-pointer from Sabrina Armstrong and a lay-up by Dominique Boyd put AIC up by a 16-8 margin after the opening ten minutes of play; Rashana Siders began the second quarter with an 8-2 personal run as part of an 11-2 Yellow Jackets spurt that put the visitors out to their largest lead of the half at 27-10 midway through the period. Six straight points from Analeza Edore brought Queens closer at 27-16, but American International would enter the halftime break with a 31-18 lead. The Yellow Jackets collected 19 points off of QC's miscues in the opening half despite shooting just 11-for-32 (34%) from the floor and 5-20 (20%) from three-point territory.
The Yellow Jackets opened the second half on a 14-4 run to push ahead by a twenty-point margin at the end of the third quarter, and Queens could never fully get back into the contest despite the efforts of Maia Fawcett and Nora Gabel down the stretch.
Edore led Queens with a double-double, scoring 10 points and adding 11 rebounds off the bench as Bonin had a team-high 11 points. Gabel added ten points while Fawcett had eight points, three assists and three steals. My'eesa Grant contributed seven points and seven boards in the loss.
Siders' game-high 21 points led the way for AIC and the guard added four assists to her evening. Alyssa Guyon had 16 points and six boards with Armstrong and Boyd adding eight points apiece. Ishanna Brown had five points, eight assists and five steals in the win.
The Knights will next be in action on Jan. 6 when the team plays Southern New Hampshire University up in Manchester, N.H. Tip-off is set for 1:30 p.m.