Senior guard Brooke Jarvis led the William Smith College basketball team as it fell 76-38 to Ithaca College this afternoon in a conference matchup. The Herons fall to 1-11 overall and 1-4 in conference play while the Bombers move to 9-2 overall with a 3-1 mark in the Liberty League.
Jarvis led the Herons with 16 points, five rebounds and two assists for her 10th game in double digits this season. With her 14th point of the day, Jarvis surpassed the 1,000-career point mark, she is just the 18th Heron to do so in program history and first since Mia Morrison did in 2019.
Junior Molly Walsh and first-year Ava Lobozzo chipped in four points each while first-year Jazzmyn Lewis grabbed three steals.
Camryn Coffey led the Bombers with 19 points and two rebounds while Annabella Yorio chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds to extend Ithaca’s win streak to five.
HERON STAT LEADERS
- Scoring: Brooke Jarvis 16, Molly Walsh 4, Ava Lobozzo 4, Leia Brunt 4
- Rebounding: Brooke Jarvis 5, Amelia McCulley 5, Leia Brunt 3
- Assists: Brooke Jarvis 2, Maddie Patrick 1, Jazzmyn Lewis 1
HOW IT HAPPENED
- First-year Miranda Martin opened the scoring for the Herons with a jump shot to give William Smith a 2-1 lead.
- Lobozzo tied the game at 4-4 after a driving layup on a fast break beat the Bomber defense.
- Ithaca responded with a 17-0 run keeping William Smith scoreless through the remaining seven minutes of the opening quarter.
- Lobozzo opened the second quarter with another driving layup to end the Bombers scoring streak.
- The Bombers continued to play aggressive defense, forcing several Heron turnovers resulting in William Smith fouls. Ithaca shot well from the line to extend their lead to as much as 21.
- Jarvis caught the hot hand in the final minutes of the half, helping William Smith with eight points.
- Walsh converted a three-point play to extend the Herons scoring run to 9-0.
- Jarvis scored a buzzer beating jumper to extend William Smith’s scoring streak to 12-0 to close out the half. The Herons scoring run cut their deficit to just 13 at the half.
- Jarvis opened the second half shooting three-for-four from the free throw line to keep the Herons within 12.
- Jarvis continued to apply pressure offensively, sinking a turnaround jump shot before Ithaca responded with an 8-0 run over the span of four minutes.
- With 2:53 remaining in the third, Jarvis sunk another free throw shot to bring her total to 14 on the day. Jarvis’ 14th point was her 1,000th career point for William Smith.
- The Herons tried to grab late momentum in the third as junior Maddie Patrick and graduate student Kerstin Kelly converted back-to-back layups to cut into the deficit.
- Sophomore Leia Brunt opened the scoring for William Smith in the final quarter when she hit a deep three pointer in hopes of sparking a comeback.
- The Bombers responded well with a 15-0 run through six minutes of play to give Ithaca its largest lead of the game.
- Sophomore Mckenzie Mandyck ended the run with a floater down the stretch.
- Sophomore Ella Pysnack closed the scoring for the Herons from the free throw line, scoring her first career point as a Heron.
- The Bombers used the clock to their advantage, closing out the contest on top 76-38.
“I was proud of our fight in the second quarter and early in the third,” Head Coach Lindsay Sharman said. “I thought our defense in the half court was solid but we ran out of steam and struggled to take care of the ball and rebound in the second half which really hurt us.”
William Smith will be back in action Friday, Jan. 12, when it hosts Bard in a conference matchup. Liberty League action between the Herons and the Raptors is set for 5:30 p.m. in Bristol Gymnasium.