WATERBURY, Conn. – Felician College fell behind by 16 points at halftime of its 99-76 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball loss to host Post University on Wednesday evening at the Drubner Center.
Felician (1-6, 0-3 CACC) committed a season-high 33 turnovers on the night, which the Eagles turned into 42 points. By contrast, the Golden Falcons were only able to come up with 12 points off of 24 Post miscues.
Felician struggled to contain the shooting touch of Post guard Jacquelynne Pugh (Grahamsville, N.Y.). The senior totaled 28 points while going 11 for 17 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from three-point range. She added six assists and three steals in 34 mintues.
Senior center Mary Chisholm (West Babylon, N.Y.) recorded her first collegiate "double-double" in defeat for Felician. Chisholm established a career high with 19 points, and matched another with 13 rebounds. Classmate Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J.) tallied 19 points, 12 boards and three blocked shots for her 11th career double-double and fourth this season.
Felician scored the game's first four points, only to see the Eagles (2-3, 2-0) rattle off the next 12 to take the lead for good. Post was ahead, 20-10, at the midpoint of the first period, and led by as many as 17 on two occasions before settling for a 43-27 halftime advanteage.
The hosts took full control after out-scoring the Golden Falcons, 17-8, in the first five minutes of the second stanza. The bulge was 29, 67-38, with 13:02 remaining, and grew to as large as 32 at the 9:16 mark.
Pugh led four Eagle scorers in double figures. Post junior guard Deaisia Acklin (Bronx, N.Y.) scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and four assists.
Post's 99 points were the most allowed in a game by Felician in head coach Steve Fagan's seven-year tenure, and the most the Golden Falcons have given up since a 106-40 setback at Southern Connecticut State University on Dec. 3, 2007.
Felician returns home to take on regionally-ranked Philadelphia University on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.