WATERBURY, Conn. – Despite producing a season-high scoring output, the Felician University women's basketball team was defeated, 74-73 by host Post University on Wednesday evening at the Drubner Center. Post overcame a 25-point second-half deficit, coming back from 10 behind in the final five minutes.
Junior guard Lexus Childs-Harris (New London, Conn.) provided the margin of victory for the Eagles (1-6, 1-1 CACC), canning a jump shot from a step inside the three-point arc with 49 seconds to play in regulation time. It was her only field goal of the game. The Golden Falcons came up empty on two potential go-ahead shots in the closing seconds.
Junior forward Marya Trapp (Red Bank, N.J.) led all players with 25 points and eight rebounds for Felician (1-6, 1-2). Senior guard Deaisia Acklin (Bronx, N.Y.) topped Post with 13 pionts and seven boards.
The Golden Falcons out-scored Post, 28-17, in the second quarter for their highest-scoring period of the season. Felician tallied the final nine points of the half, including the last six by Trapp, to take a 43-30 lead into halftime.
Ahead by nine with 8:29 in the third quarter, the visitors scored the game's next 12 points, capped by a Trapp three-point field goal, to assume a 57-36 lead. After a Post bucket, Safiyyah Lee (Voorhees, N.J.) (six points, 11 rebounds) and Trapp combined for the next six points to hand the Golden Falcons their largest edge, 63-38, with 3:09 left in the third.
The Eagles, however, began to flip the script, netting the final 12 points of the third. Post then outscored the Golden Falcons, 9-3, over the first two minutes of period four for a 66-59 spread. A three-pointer by Trapp restored a 10-point edge for the visitors with 5:42 to play, but Felician then went cold. An 11-0 run, capped by a putback from Tyra Jones (Rochester, N.Y.) gave Post the lead at the 1:06 mark.
Trapp scored from in close on Felician's next possession, but Childs-Harris answered to put the Eagles ahead, 74-73. Post rebounded a Golden Falcon miss, but turned the ball over with three seconds left, giving Felician a final chance. Junior Marta Moix (Madrid, Spain) was unable to connect on a three-pointer from the left side as time expired.
While being outscored, 24-10 in the fourth quarter, Felician shot 4 for 19 from the floor, did not get to the foul line, and was out-rebounded, 18-5.
Moix scored 15 points for Felician, and sophomore Danelle Gibson (Bronx, N.Y.) finished with 11 points and five assists. Freshman Arta Krasniqi (Bronx, N.Y.) turned in season highs of nine points and five rebounds.
The Golden Falcons play seven of their next eight games at home, beginning with a 1 p.m. CACC tip-off ag