Owls Soar Past FSU
FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg State women’s basketball team dropped a 66-39 decision to Keene State Monday in non-conference action from the Parkinson Gymnasium.
Keene State (4-20) took a 7-4 margin on a 3-pointer by junior Hien Thach before the Falcons knotted the score at 9-9 as junior Emma Thomson buried a 3. The Owls regained the lead with senior Emily McPadden hitting a jumper, en route to a 21-12 advantage after one quarter of play.
Keene State extended its lead to 34-12 on a McPadden 3-pointer, but sophomore Mishelle Logie buried a 3 for the Falcons to cut the deficit to 36-15. The Owls capped the first half scoring with sophomore Lilly Shlimon’s jumper to make the score 38-15 going into the break.
Following the intermission, Fitchburg State (9-14) cut the lead to 43-20 on a jumper by senior Kerry Brodbeck and a 3-pointer from junior Angelina Marazzi before Keene State pushed the margin to 47-20 on a Jordyn Burke. The Green and Gold closed out the scoring in the frame when sophomore Chloe Roberts connected on a deep 3 to cut the lead to 53-31.
The Falcons continued to chip away at the lead as Marazzi drained another 3 to pull to 56-35, but Keene State answered back with a 3-pointer of its own by McPadden.
The Falcons were led by Marazzi with a team-leading 10 points and six assists, while Brodbeck added six points and nine boards for Fitchburg State as the Falcons fell to 1-4 all-time against Keene State.
McPadden paced the Owls with a game-best 23 points and nine rebounds, while Gonyea chipped in with 18 points and three assists.
Fitchburg State will host Westfield State on Wednesday for a MASCAC bout, starting at 7:30 p.m.