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Lions fall to Saint Elizabeth in CSAC contest

Lions fall to Saint Elizabeth in CSAC contest
 

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team was defeated 76-56 by the College of Saint Elizabeth in a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) game Saturday afternoon in Saint Joseph Gymnasium.

Clayshonia Cogmon put together her best game of the season so far, racking up 15 points, 16 rebounds, and seven steals—all season highs. It was Cogmon's fourth double-double this season. Jayda Campbell also scored 15 points and added six rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

The Lions (2-7, 1-3 CSAC) raced out to a 7-2 start, capped by an Alisha McKnight free throw 4:14 into the contest. Saint Elizabeth (6-3, 3-0 CSAC) answered back by scoring eight of the next 10 points to pull in front 10-9. Treasure Baskerville allowed the Lions to reclaim a two-point advantage with 51 seconds left in the quarter by making a pair of free throws.

The back-and-forth carried over to the second quarter as the Eagles went up 18-15 in the first minute as Alani Jones, who finished with 14 points made a layup. With Saint Elizabeth holding on to a three-point cushion, Bryn Athyn scored the next four points, capped by an Alexis Mitchem bucket, to go back in front 25-24 with 3:31 left in the half. Saint Elizabeth began to pull away, ending the half on a 10-3 surge to lead 34-28 at the half.

Saint Elizabeth's momentum carried over to the start of the second half. The Eagles scored the first four points to take their first double-digit lead of the game (38-28) just 95 seconds gone. After a Kalie Soulsby layup brought the Lions back within 38-34, the Eagles rattled off the next 10 points to extend their cushion to 48-34 with 4:31 left in the third.

In the final quarter, Saint Elizabeth shot 11-of-19 from the field, while Bryn Athyn connected on just five of its 18 attempts.

Rakiyah Sellers poured in a game-high 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting, 3-of-6 from 3-point range. Maria Devincenzo and Aryanna Baytops each had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Bryn Athyn is back in Asplundh Field House to host Gallaudet in a non-conference tilt on Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.