BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Junior Jessica Rosalbo (Staten Island, N.Y.) scored a game-high 22 points for the Concordia College women's basketball team on Thursday evening as the Clippers defeated Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division foe Post University, 52-42.
In the first quarter the Eagles jumped out to a 4-0 lead as Concordia's first points did not come until the 5:13 mark. The Clippers would get to within a point at 6-5 with 2:35 to go, but Post ended the period with a 5-2 run to take an 11-7 advantage after 10 minutes of play.
Concordia came out in the second quarter with an 8-3 run to take their first lead of the game, 15-14, at the 6:20 mark. Neither side would be able to gain a sizable advantage for the remainder of the period as the two sides alternated the lead. The Clippers ended the quarter with a 5-3 scoring advantage as Concordia went into the locker room with a 23-21 lead.
The third quarter saw the Clippers open up a five point advantage, but the Eagles used 10 unanswered points to take a 34-29 lead with 3:03 to go in the period. Concordia managed to only score one basket while holding Post scoreless for the remainder of the quarter as the Eagles held a 34-31 advantage going into the fourth quarter.
The Clippers would knot the score at the 8:12 mark of the final quarter as the two sides alternated leads over the next three possessions. Beginning at the 5:41 mark, Concordia held Post scoreless for the next 5:28 while the Clippers scored 14 unanswered points to take a 51-40 lead. The Eagles broke their scoring drought at the :13 mark and Concordia scored one last free throw as the Clippers took the 52-42 victory.
Rosalbo's 22 points tied her season-high on 8-of-19 shooting from the field and 5-of-7 from the foul line as she added four rebounds, three steals, and two assists. Sophomore Julianne Wilkinson (Red Hook, N.Y.) came off the bench for Concordia to score 11 points which included a game-high three three-point baskets and three steals. Sophomore Hadiyah Black (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished a well-rounded game with eight points, game-highs of 13 rebounds, five assists, five steals, and two blocks.
The Clippers (4-15, 2-10 CACC) will close out their home stand on Saturday afternoon against the University of the Sciences. Tip-off in the Meyer Athletic Center is set for 1 p.m. as fans unable to attend can follow the action by accessing the live stats and video links under the women's basketball schedule page on ConcordiaClippers.com.