PHILADELPHIA – Felician College was held to 24-percent shooting from the floor in its 72-53 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball loss to host Holy Family University on Saturday afternoon at the Campus Center. Holy Family received votes in the most recent national Division II coaches poll.
Felician (4-6, 3-2 CACC) scored the game's first seven points, but Holy Family answered with a 24-7 spurt over the next nine minutes for a 10-point advantage. After taking a 38-26 lead into halftime, the Tigers (6-3, 3-0) took full control with a 16-4 run over the first six minutes of the second period. The resulting 24-point lead was HFU's largest of the day, and the Golden Falcons never got closer than 15 behind for the balance of the contest.
Felician had trouble containing Holy Family's returning all-conference center, junior Erin Mann (West Chester, PA). Mann made 9 of 14 field-goal attempts and 9 of 10 foul shots for a career-high 27 points and nine rebounds in 21 minutes of action. The Golden Falcons received double-doubles from senior Jessica Ford (Jersey City, NJ) (14 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks) and sophomore Trina Plummer (West Babylon, NY) (11 points, 11 rebounds, four steals).
Felician's comeback attempts were thwarted by 20-percent shooting in the second half. The Golden Falcons were 0 for 12 from three-point range in the period. The Tigers held Felician's Destiny Barnette (Paterson, NJ), who entered the day as the CACC's leading scorer, to a season-low five points, including none after halftime.