Scanlon Scores 1,000th In Final Collegiate Game

Scanlon Scores 1,000th In Final Collegiate Game

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University senior guard Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]) scored the 1,000th point of her collegiate career during her team's 87-49 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball loss to visiting Caldwell University on Tuesday evening at Job Gymnasium. The game marked the conclusion of the 2015-16 season for Felician (2-24, 2-17 CACC).

Scanlon entered the night needing 22 points to reach the milestone. She crossed the threshold on a three-point field goal from the right side with nine minutes, 23 seconds, to play in the contest. Scanlon finished with a season-high 26 points. Her scoring totals include 909 points at Felician, and 95 as a true freshman at Division-I Gardner Webb University. Her Golden Falcon points move her into 10th place on Felician's all-time scoring list.

Felician seniors Sierra McDuffie (Paterson, N.J./PCTI), Alex Salaycik (Staten Island, N.Y./Moore Catholic) and Scanlon were honored in pre-game senior night ceremonies.

Golden Falcon freshman Remi Iwelu (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) picked up her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. She added four steals and two blocked shots. Sophomore Kristen Drogsler (Middle Village, N.Y./Christ the King) paced four double-figure scorers for Caldwell with 15 points, five rebounds and seven steals.

The Cougars (20-8, 15-4) led, 29-8, after the first quarter. The Golden Falcons committed 10 turnovers in the period, which Caldwell converted into 16 points. The visitors were ahead by as many as 34 points in the second quarter and 51-19 at halftime.

The closest Felician came in the second half was a 29-point deficit on two occasions in the third quarter. However an 11-0 run, capped by five points from Drogsler, gave Caldwell a 67-27 edge. The Cougars were on top, 67-32, at the end of three periods, and assumed their largest advantage, 77-36, with 5:39 remaining.

Caldwell shot 45 percent from the field, including 49 percent in the first half, and held the Golden Falcons to 32-percent shooting. The Cougars canned 12 three-point field goals, and converted 26 Felician turnovers into 38 points.