Saturday, February 24, 2007

Women Sweep St. Peter's, Move Into Third Place In MAAC

The women's basketball team completed a season sweep of St. Peter's by winning 57-54 on Friday night.

The win moves the Stags into a tie with Loyola in the MAAC as both teams have 11-6 conference records. The Stags hold the tiebreaker over the Greyhounds however, giving them the third-place seed with one game remaining. The win also improves the Stags' overall record to 15-13, guaranteeing them a winning season.

Fairfield was able to take charge in the first half using stellar defense, holding the Peahens to a mere 28.6 percent from the field, as the Stags took a 30-19 lead at the half.

Sophomore Lauren Groom scored all 10 of her team-high points in the first half.

However, St. Peter's was able to chip away at the lead and was up by one as late as 2:47 left in the game. Yet the Stags managed to hold on and pull out the victory, a crucial one this late in the season.

More details to follow tomorrow along with reaction from Coach Nolan.

-Chris Simmons

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