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Strong 2nd quarter sends Golden Eagles past Herons

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  • Kyle Evans 

The William Smith College basketball team fell at SUNY Brockport 80-58 this afternoon to close out the 58 Main Classic. The Herons fall to 0-3 on the season while the Golden Eagles defend their home court and move to 3-0.

Senior Brooke Jarvis led William Smith with 14 points, six rebounds and one steal. Jarvis was named to the 58 Main Classics All-Tournament team after recording 32 points and 20 rebounds through two games.

First-year Amelia McCulley continued to impress for William Smith in her first few games as a Heron. McCulley finished the day with 12 points, four blocks, two rebounds and one steal.

TEAM TOTALS

  • Rebounds: William Smith 47, Brockport 42
  • Assists: Brockport 18, William Smith 14
  • Turnovers: William Smith 27, Brockport 13
  • Steals: Brockport 13, William Smith 7
  • Blocked Shots: William Smith 6, Brockport 3

HERON STAT LEADERS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Brockport opened the contest on a 7-3 run before a layup by Fiona Horan and a jumper from McKeyla Badilla Chaves tied the game at 7-7.
  • The Golden Eagles responded with an 8-0 run to grab the early momentum heading into quarter two.
  • Brockport continued its momentum into the second quarter with a dominant 26-8 performance in ten minutes. Jarvis led the Herons with four points in the second.
  • After trading the early points to start the second half, William Smith applied pressure of their own forcing a 9-0 run for the Herons.
  • First-year’s Jazzmyn Lewis and Amelia McCulley sparked the Heron offense, scoring William Smith’s last 10 points of the quarter to bring the Herons within 14 heading into the final 10 minutes.
  • Brockport responded with a 20-point showing in the final quarter to close out the game on top allowing William Smith to just 12 points in the final 10 minutes. First-year’s Dani Krenzer and Giana Lobozzo combined for five of the Herons 12 points in the fourth, tallying their first career points for William Smith.

COACHES CORNER

“We played a really strong Brockport team today,” said Head Coach Lindsay Sharman. “We were able to finally generate some offense in the second half and make a run, but unfortunately couldn’t finish the comeback. Once we clean up our turnovers and play 40 minutes of defense, we will be in great shape.”

UP NEXT

The Herons will be back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 21, when they head to Rochester to take on the University of Rochester in a nonconference showdown. Action between the Herons and the Yellowjackets is set for 6 p.m. in the Louis Alexander Palestra.