Osmond's 24 Not Enough For Women's Basketball

Shyla Osmond scored a season-high 24 points with seven steals in Felician's Dec. 16, 2014, loss at Dominican. (Mara Lavitt)
Shyla Osmond scored a season-high 24 points with seven steals in Felician's Dec. 16, 2014, loss at Dominican. (Mara Lavitt)

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – The Felician College women's basketball team received a season-high 24 points from freshman guard Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn.) despite a 67-50 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference loss to host Dominican (N.Y.) College on Tuesday evening at the Hennessy Center's Coach Baxter Court.

Osmond played 36 minutes, and also posted six rebounds, three assists and seven steals. Her scoring and steal totals were the highest by a Golden Falcon in a game this season. Sophomore guard Shannon McGill (Staten Island, N.Y.) drained four of Dominican's 10 three-point field goals and led a balanced Charger offense with 12 points.

Dominican (5-7, 3-2 CACC) rolled up a 58-35 rebounding advantage, including 42-23 on the defensive glass. Charger sophomore Stefani Alston (West Orange, N.J.) recorded seven points and a game-high 12 rebounds, while teammate Lashonda Hathorne (Queens, N.Y.) added eight points and eight boards.

A 13-3 first-half Dominican run turned a tie game into a 10-point lead for the hosts. The Chargers were ahead by as many as 14 points in the opening period before settling for a 36-25 halftime advantage.

Still ahead by 12 despite an Osmond three-pointer with 14 minutes, 45 seconds, to play in regulation, Dominican embarked on a 16-5 spurt over the next 7 ½ minutes of game time to take control with a 62-39 spread, its largest of the night. The final 17-point margin was the Chargers' smallest edge the rest of the way.

Senior forward Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J.) netted 11 points and added eight rebounds for Felician (1-10, 0-5), which was held to 26-percent shooting from the floor. Dominican's Lisa Bouffard (Wallkill, N.Y.) scored 10 points and picked up three of her team's six blocked shots. The Chargers survived 21 turnovers, which the Golden Falcons converted into 21 points.

Felician travels to Pace University on Saturday for its final non-league game of the 2014-15 campaign.