Slow Start Dooms Women's Basketball At Roberts Wesleyan

(Photo by Steven R. Smith)
(Photo by Steven R. Smith)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Roberts Wesleyan College scored the first 20 points of its eventual 95-58 non-conference women's basketball victory over visiting Felician University on Saturday evening at the Voller Athletic Center. The game concluded play in the four-team, two-day Roberts Wesleyan East Coast Conference-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Challenge.

The Redhawks were the 2016 National Christian College Athletic Association champions, and are ranked No. 8 in the NCAA Division II East Region Preseason Writers Poll.

Sophomore forward Kameron Stone (Bronx, N.Y.) set a career high with 18 points and matched another with 13 rebounds for Felician (0-2).

Freshman guard Sara Nady (Cairo, Egypt) scored eight of the Redhawks' first 11 points as the hosts opened up a 20-0 lead just four minutes, 28 seconds into the contest. Felician's Marya Trapp (Red Bank, N.J.) broke the streak with a free throw with 4:52 left in the first period, but the Golden Falcons did not record their first field goal until Stone scored in transition with nearly nine minutes gone by. After one quarter, the Redhawks led, 34-4.

After carrying a 52-16 edge into halftime, RWC assumed its largest advantage of the game, 73-21, on a three-point field goal by Lucy Covley (Fairport, N.Y.) with 5:26 left in the third. The hosts led, 83-33 after three periods.

Roberts Wesleyan (2-0) made a school-record 17 three-pointers. The Redhawks had 15 players see action, none for more than 21 minutes. Nacy shot 6 for 7 from long range and scored 20 points in 16 minutes, and Brooke Fields (Owings Mills, Md.) (7-10 FG) finished with 20 points, four assists and four steals for RWC

Trapp totaled 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots for Felician. The Golden Falcons received five points and 10 rebounds from freshman Safiyyah Lee (Voorhees, N.J.).

Felician begins CACC play when it entertains Caldwell University on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Rutherford, N.J.