Jennifer Zinka

Equinox Staff


The Keene State College Lady Owls matched up against Little East Conference opponent, the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Spaulding Gymnasium at 5:30 p.m.

The Owls were cold in the first half, shooting just 21% from field goal range.

However, KSC freshman, Ryanne Williams and senior Siobhan Carnell came out strong scoring the only points for the Owls during the first half. Carnell had 10 in the half while Williams finished with four.

Despite the Owls defensive efforts, the Warriors went on an 8-0 run with just 4:46 left in the first half.  Carnell scored once more but Eastern Connecticut’s Kristina Forsman hit a 3 to end the half ahead, 22-14.

The Owls made a comeback at the beginning second half. They came out of the locker room hot, with baskets from Christan Wojtas, Kelsey Cognetta, Courtney Roberts, and Siobhan Carnell to cut their eight point deficit to only 2 with ten minutes left in the second half.

However, the Warriors answered back with a 13-0 run. Aside from four free throws from Carnell, the Owls missed 12 shots in the last 10 minutes of the game. The Warriors held the Owls to just 38 points while the Warriors continued to put points on the board. The final score was 56-38, Warriors.

Eastern Connecticut out-rebounded Keene State 43-24 in the game. Overall the Owls were 25.5% for field goals while the Warriors shot 39.1%.

Although Carnell was the high scorer for the Owls with 20 out of the owls 38 points, she was 6-19 in field goals, but also shooting 100% from the charity stripe.

The Keene State women’s basketball team fell to 7-10 on the season and 2-6 in Little East Conference play. They are now ranked 7th in the Little East, one spot below qualifying for the LEC postseason tournament. They will play again, at Middlebury College, a non-conference game, Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m.


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