WILMINGTON, Del. – Goldey-Beacom College extended a 10-point halftime lead to 27 mid-way through the second period en route to a 75-56 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Felician College on Sunday afternoon at the Joseph West Jones Center. Felician (4-14, 3-8 CACC) saw its winning streak snapped at three games.
Goldey-Beacom freshman guard Lexi Bruno (Millville, N.J.) came off the bench to register game highs of 22 points and eight assists. Bruno made five of her eight three-point attempts. Senior forward Lillian Chukwueze (Cherry Hill, N.J.) scored 18 points for the hosts, while senior Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J.) (nine rebounds) and freshman Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn.) led the Golden Falcons with 17 points apiece.
The Lightning (8-12, 7-4) recovered from an early 11-4 deficit to lead by as many as 14 points in the first half and 30-20 at halftime. Chukwueze tallied 16 points in the opening 20 minutes, while Felician's Morris had 14.
After Felician senior Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y.) made a three-pointer on the second half's first possession, GBC embarked on a 22-2 run over the next 9 ½ minutes to take control. Bruno netted 12 points in the decisive spurt. The Golden Falcons never came any closer than a 17-point deficit in the contest's final 10 minutes.
Scanlon finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists and teammate Treanda Foster (Bronx, N.Y.) pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds to go along with five points. GBC freshman forward Britani Bryson (Hampton, Va.) came up with nine points, nine rebounds and two blocks. The Lightning canned 11 three-pointers on the day, and posted an 18-10 margin in assists to turnovers.
Felician has five days off before traveling to the regionally-ranked University of the Sciences on Jan. 31.