DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Feb. 8, 2012) – Senior forward Jasmine Williams (Stratford, Conn.) recorded her first double-double in weeks with a 15-point, 10-rebound performance and got help from three other double-digit scorers, but it was not enough as the women's basketball team fell by 22 to East Coast Conference opponent C.W. Post on Wednesday night.
C.W. Post improves to 17-7 overall and 8-4 in the ECC with the win, while Mercy drops to 2-20 (2-10).
The Pioneers recorded an incredible 21 assists as they probed holes in the Maverick defense.
Mercy led through the opening three minutes of the game but C.W. Post jumped out to a nine-point lead before long. The Mavericks responded quickly, cutting their deficit down to just one point with 5:36 left in the half before the Pioneers managed to pull back ahead by six heading into the break.
The game stayed competitive as the second half got under way, but about four minutes in the Pioneers offense exploded for a 13-2 run to go up by 14. They eventually stretched their lead out to as many as 24, but Mercy hit a pair of free throws to cut it down to 22 with 3:19 left to play. Unfortunately for the Mavericks, they could not manage another basket before the final whistle, but they defended well enough in the final minutes to keep the Pioneers from putting any more points up as well, falling 81-59.
Williams led the Mavericks in both points and rebounds and is now just two points shy of her 1,000th career point, while junior forward MarQuesha Moore (Bryans Road, Md.) and senior forward Talia Beaulieu (Waldorf, Md.) also scored in double-digits with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Senior point guard Simone Williams (Waldorf, Md.) rounded out the double-digit scorers with another impressive all-around performance, recording 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Senior guard Felicia Joyner (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) had another big day against Mercy as she led the Pioneers with 18 points. Freshman guard Chelsea Williams (Copiague, N.Y.) and junior center Samantha Kopp (Franklinville, N.Y.) excelled in only 18 minutes of play, with Williams pouring in 15 points and Kopp recording 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Junior forward Nicolette Marciniak (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the team with 10 rebounds and graduate student forward Catherine Lutz (Easton, Pa.) added 10 points as the team's fourth double-digit scorer.
Head Coach Kelli Dunlay and the Mavericks will look to bounce back next Wednesday, Feb. 15 as they host the University of the District of Columbia () for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.