Saints look to challenge Fisher

Saints look to challenge Fisher

College of St. Joseph's women's basketball team plays Fisher College on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 5pm in the CSJ Athletic Center.

The Falcons are 15-9 on the season. The Fighting Saints are 8-11 and have won five out of their last six games. The two teams previously matched up in Boston on Nov. 28. Fisher took the 88-49 victory.

CSJ was led by Daija Black as the only player to reach double digit scoring with 12 points. She also had 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. NaKeeya Goodman-Boddie recorded 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Sabrena Eye had 7 points, 3 rebounds and LaShaunte White came off the bench to tally 8 points. Jayla Latham also had 8 points off the bench for CSJ.

Six players scored double figures for the Falcons, with Vivian Lara leading all scorers with 19 points. Her fellow starters recorded the following: Kellie Gaston (15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals), Jenny-Lynn Eggers (11 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists), and Piper Mali (11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals). Misha O'Neal came off the bench to score 18 points for Fisher. Shaniah Hazard also came off the bench and recorded 11 rebounds, 10 points, 3 assists.

Lara averages 18.0 points per game (ppg), 7.6 rebounds per game (rpg) and 2.79 steals per game to lead her team in each category. Gaston is scoring 14.8ppg and Eggers averaged 10.4ppg. Jocelyn Mendoza is second in rebounding for Fisher at 6.3 rpg.

Black leads CSJ in scoring (11.8ppg) and is fourth on the team in rebounding (5.4rpg). Eye is not far behind in scoring, with 11.5ppg, and a close second in rebounding with 6.5rpg. Goodman-Boddie leads the team with 6.6 rpg and Crisalida Chaplin bring down 6.1 rpg. Rachel Bruneel averages 8.6ppg, while White and Goodman-Boddie each score 7.2 ppg. In three games with the Fighting Saints, Alayah Sweeney has averaged 17.7ppg.

Tuesday night's contest will be followed by a men's matchup.