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Women’s Basketball Falls Short to Pace, 53-42

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven women’s basketball team dropped a Northeast-10 Conference game 53-42 to Pace

In the closing minutes, the teams exchanged baskets and the Chargers missed two attempts to cut the lead back to two possessions.

University Saturday afternoon at the Chargers Play 4 Kay pink game. With the loss, the Chargers dropped to 2-19 overall and 2-15 the Northeast-10 Conference. The Setters improved to 16-5 overall and 13-4 in conference play.

Bria Moore (West Haven, Conn./Hill Regional Career) led UNH with 17 points on 7-of-10 from the field. She added eight rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes. Anh-Dao Tran (Webster, Mass./Holy Name) scored 10 points, while Ashley LeBlanc (Methuen, Mass./Methuen) grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.

The Setters scored the opening bucket of the first half and head the lead throughout the game. Ashley LeBlanc (Methuen, Mass./Methuen) put in a layup to even the score, while the Setters answered with a non-traditional three-point play from Brittany Shields. The Chargers kept the score within six points until Pace started an 11-0 run at the 8:08 mark. Eleven straight points put the Setters ahead 28-13 with 3:10 left in the first half. In the closing minutes of the first half, the Chargers sparked a 5-0 run and trailed 28-18 at halftime.

Tran scored the first basket of the second half and cut the Setters’ lead to eight off a jumper. The teams exchanged points as the Chargers began to chip away at the lead. Moore connected on a jumper at the 13:29 mark to bring UNH within four points, 32-36. The teams then exchanged three-pointers before Pace went on a 7-0 run to rebuild a double-digit advantage. Moore once again kept the Chargers alive with a three-pointer at the 3:35 mark to cut the Setters’ lead back to nine points, 40-49. In the closing minutes, the teams exchanged baskets and the Chargers missed two attempts to cut the lead back to two possessions. With 39-seconds left, Pace scored the games final basket and secured the 11-point victory.

Pace scored 17 second-chance points off 12 offensive rebounds, while the Chargers were held to just two second chance points off 16 offensive boards. The Setters scored 32 points in the paint and held a 46-39 rebounding advantage in the game.

New Haven returns to action on Wednesday, February 8 when it travels to Assumption College. Game time in Worcester, Mass. is set for 5:30 p.m. For complete coverage on Wednesday, stay posted to www.NewHavenChargers.com.

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Women’s Basketball Falls Short to Pace, 53-42