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Niagara women's basketball defeated by Saint Joe's, 68-54


PHILADELPHIA, P.A. -- The Niagara women's basketball team fell to Saint Joseph's, 68-54, on Tuesday night.

Game Summary
Final Score: Saint Joseph's 68, Niagara 54
Leading Scorers: Jai Moore (14 points), Adila Gathers(10 points)
Records: Saint Joseph's (1-3), Niagara (1-5)
Location: Michael J. Hagan Arena – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game Recap

  • The first quarter was a low-scoring affair between the Purple Eagles and the Hawks. Maggie McInytyre and Jai Moore each sank a trey and Niagara trailed by only three points, 12-9, at the end of the quarter.
  • The Hawks began to pull away mid-way through the second quarter and led the Purple Eagles, 31-21, with a little over one minute remaining in the first half. Morgan Baughmansank a three with less than 30 seconds to go in the second quarter. The Purple Eagles trailed the Hawks, 33-24, going into halftime.
  • The Purple Eagles went on a 6-2 run to open the third quarter which included Dagny Davidsdottir's first career 3-pointer and a 3-point play from Kharysma Bryant. Davidsdottir added two more points, McIntyre had four and Adila Gathers had two. Niagara trailed the Hawks, 44-38, at the end of the third quarter.
  • Moore converted a 3-point play to open scoring in the fourth quarter, putting NU down by only three points, 44-41. Moore added eight more points in the final quarter, but the Purple Eagles were not able to overcome the Hawks and Saint Joe's came away with the victory, 68-54.

Inside the Numbers

  • Moore led the Purple Eagles in scoring with 14 points. Moore has scored in double figures in five out of six games so far this season. Moore also had a team-high three assists.
  • Gathers recorded her first career double-double with 10 points, tying her career-high, and a team-high and career-high 11 rebounds.
  • Bryant, McIntyre and Davidsdottir each added seven points.

Coach's Corner

  • "I'm extremely proud of how this team continues to battle in every game and tonight was no different," said head coach Jada Pierce. "Hawk Hill is a tough place, but it really felt like home with all of our fans. Credit to a good Saint Joe's team who had an answer to our many runs late in the fourth quarter. You can see our team is getting better with each game and learning a lot. We look forward to our next opportunity after nice a Thanksgiving break!"

Up Next

  • The Purple Eagles begin a three-game home stand on Dec. 1, hosting Howard University at 3:00 p.m. for their Dads and Daughters game. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact 716-286-8499 or tickets@niagara.edu.

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