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Lady Owls victory against Adelphi

Pat Longobardi, Sports Writer- 

Southern grabbed the early lead and never looked back, behind 15 points and 10 rebounds from Shelley Pierson, defeating Adelphi University 60-42 on Feb. 16 in a Northeast-10 Conference game at Moore Field House.

Adelphi led 2-0 after Samantha Perez put in a lay-up with 19:34 remaining. 

That would be Adelphi’s only lead of the game.

Southern went on a 10-0 run, 12-3 overall, to take a 10-2 lead with 15:19 remaining. Adelphi then called timeout with 13:58 remaining.

Southern then went on a scoring drought for seven minutes, 37 seconds. 

Camille Fantini hit a jumper with 3:37 remaining to lead, 17-14. Adelphi went on a 12-5 run after Sade Jackson hit a three, cutting the lead to one, 15-14, with 5:16 remaining. 

That would be the closest Adelphi would get in the game.

Southern then went on a 9-0 run to lead 24-14 with 1:10 remaining.

Adelphi had some momentum towards the end of the half, scoring four straight points going into halftime. 

Jackson put in a lay-up with .4 remaining to go into halftime.

Southern led by seven going into halftime, 24-17.

In the second half, the Lady Owls pulled away with good shooting and great defense. Southern out-rebounded Adelphi, 42-27 for the game. Southern had more defensive rebounds, 28, then Adelphi had the entire game.

Southern came out firing in the half, going on a 6-0 run to take a 30-17 lead with 17:23 left. Adelphi then called timeout.

Adelphi went on an 11-4 run to lead when Jackson hit a three, assisted by Samantha Breidenbach, cutting the lead to 34-28 with 12:27 remaining. Southern then called timeout.

Southern then made their final push with a 9-0 run, taking a 43-28 lead with 9:37 remaining.

Pierson, then scored eight of the next 10 points Southern scored.

Southern took their biggest lead of the game, 53-33, with 5:51 remaining.

Southern had 20 total team assists, 13 by Lauren Allen (6) and Sylvonya Moore (7). Adelphi had 6. Southern had 10 steals. Adelphi had 8. Southern had 21 turnovers. Adelphi had 20.

Adelphi defeated Southern, 67-47, on Dec. 1, in Garden City , NY.

Jackson led Adelphi with 10 points, two rebounds and five steals in 30 minutes. Marielle Duryea had eight points and one assist in 17 minutes. 

Breidenbach had four points, seven rebounds, two assists, four blocks, and one steal in 32 minutes. Ashley O’Connell had seven points and four rebounds.

Southern was 11-14, 7-13 in the Northeast-10 Conference. Adelphi was 8-16, 5-15 in conference.

Pierson led Southern’s scoring, in addition to having three blocks and three steals in 36 minutes. Moore had 10 points, seven rebounds, one block, and five steals in 33 minutes. Fantini had 10 points, three rebounds, and one steal. Logan Lentz had nine points, four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 34 minutes. 

The Lady Owls next and final game of the regular season is on Feb. 23 at Assumption College.

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