WATERBURY, Conn. -- Junior forward Trina Plummer (West Babylon, N.Y.) scored a career-high 26 points as she and the Felician College women's basketball team held on for a 68-66 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over host Post University on Wednesday evening at the Drubner Center.
By denying Post on its final possession of the contest, the Golden Falcons (4-7, 4-2 CACC) won for the third time in its last four contests. Felician also handed the first-place Eagles (6-5, 5-1) their first CACC setback of 2012-13.
Plummer shot 10 for 15 from the floor, succeeding mostly on penetration or catches in the low post. However, she left the game due to injury with five minutes, 23 seconds, remaining, and her team clinging to a 59-57 lead, and did not return.
The Golden Falcons led, 58-48, midway through the second half, but Post came all the way back to take a one-point edge at the 3:11 mark. Consecutive buckets by Felician's Keisha Jean-Louis (Somerville, Mass.) and Gisell Peguero (Brooklyn, N.Y.) put the visitors back ahead, 67-64, with 2:12 remaining, and the teams proceeded to trade turnovers.
A putback by Eagle graduate student Monique Chance (Brooklyn, N.Y.) made it a one-point game, but on the ensuing possession, the Golden Falcons grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds, bringing the game-clock under the 30-second mark and forcing Post to foul. Peguero made 1 of 2 at 0:11.4. Out of an Eagle timeout, tight Golden Falcon defense led to a fallaway shot by Fernanda Mansilla (Ancud, Chile) from the right block, which missed off the front rim as time expired.
Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y.) finished with nine points and seven rebounds for Felician. Jean-Louis added eight points.
The Eagles put four scorers in double figures, led by 20 points from junior Aubrey Latham (Mystic, Conn.). Chance accumulated 12 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and five steals, and Mansilla put up 12 points and nine assists.