Scanlon Scores 29 As Women's Basketball Defeats Concordia

Eliana Scanlon scored a career-high 29 points with seven assists as Felician ended a 10-game losing streak by defeating Concordia, 81-65. (Dave Schofield)
Eliana Scanlon scored a career-high 29 points with seven assists as Felician ended a 10-game losing streak by defeating Concordia, 81-65. (Dave Schofield)

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Junior guard Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]) recorded a career-high 29 points and a season-best seven assists to lead Felician College to an 81-65 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Concordia (N.Y.) College on Saturday afternoon at Job Gymnasium.

Felician (2-13, 1-7) picked up its first CACC triumph of the season. It won for the first time since Nov. 22, snapping a 10-game losing streak.

The Golden Falcons enjoyed their best offensive performance of 2014-15. In addition to producing their highest point total of the campaign, they shot a season-high 52 percent from the floor. Felician freshman guard Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn./Hillhouse) matched a collegiate-best with 24 points, and senior forward Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J./West Orange) had 20 points and eight rebounds.

Felician pushed a two-point lead to nine on a Scanlon three-point field goal with just under two minutes left in the opening period. A late three by Concordia senior Kelly-Ann Caravello (Amity Harbor, N.Y./Copiague), however, forced the Golden Falcons to settle for a 37-32 halftime lead.

The Golden Falcons took control by scoring the initial eight points of period two. In the first nine minutes of the half, Felician outscored the Clippers, 20-8, to assume its largest edge of the day, 57-40. Concordia (3-10, 3-4) came within nine points on two occasions, the last time with 6:51 to play, but following an Osmond jumper, the visitors never again chopped the deficit into single digits.

Julianne Wilkinson (Red Hook, N.Y./Red Hook) led four Concordia double-figure scorers with 15 points. Senior center Selbe Lo (Dakar, Senegal/Mboutou Sow) (six assists) and freshman guard Brianna Hendrick (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream Central) each produced 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Scanlon played the entire 40 minutes, shooting 11 for 19 from the field and adding five rebounds. Mary Chisholm (West Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) totaled eight points and seven rebounds for Felician, and Treanda Foster (Bronx, N.Y./John F. Kennedy) led the hosts with 12 boards.

Felician concluded a three-game homestand. It travels to Nyack College for another CACC tilt on Tuesday evening