The William Smith College basketball team fell to No.18 Rochester, 92-48, in its home opener in Bristol Gym Tuesday evening. The Herons fall to 1-2 while the Yellowjackets improve to 5-0 on the season.
Junior Brooke Jarvis led the Herons with 16 points and 13 rebounds, earning her first double-double of the season. Senior Lauren DeVaneychipped in seven points and five rebounds in the loss.
- Rebounds: Rochester 42, William Smith 37
- Assists: Rochester 22, William Smith 13
- Turnovers: William Smith 13, Rochester 9
- Steals: Rochester 14, William Smith 7
- Blocked Shots: Rochester 6, William Smith 3
HERON STAT LEADERS
- Scoring: Brooke Jarvis 16, Lauren DeVaney 7, Molly Walsh 6
- Rebounding: Brooke Jarvis 13, Lauren DeVaney 5, Maddie Patrick 5
- Assists: Molly Walsh 6, Lauren DeVaney 3, Maddie Patrick 2
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Rochester came out strong, shooting 75% from the free throw line and outscoring the Herons 21-13 in the first quarter.
- The Yellowjackets continued to shine in the second quarter, outscoring the Herons 26-6. Rochester shot 61.11% from the floor to close out a strong half.
- The Herons looked to fight back in the third quarter as sophomore Molly Walsh posted four points and one defensive rebound to give the Herons a spark.
- Jarvis posted six of her 16 points in the fourth quarter, as the Herons put up 15 points to chip away at the Yellowjacket lead.
- Junior Maddie Patrick recorded three rebounds and one block to help the Herons keep the Yellowjackets to their lowest-scoring quarter in the fourth.
- Rochester would finish on top, closing out the game at 92-48, handing the Herons their second loss of the season.
“We grew a lot today,” Head Coach Lindsay Sharman said. “We played better and executed the game plan much better in the second half. It was a good experience for us as such a young team to play against a team of that caliber”.
The Herons will be back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 29, when they head to Clinton, New York, to take on Hamilton. Tip-off between the Herons and the Continentals is set to begin at 7 p.m.