LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Defense Keys King’s Women’s Win In Home Opener
Led by a stifiling defense that forced 26 turnovers, the King’s women’s basketball team won its home opener, 77-55 over Neumann.
Alexis Steeber and Rebecca Prociak shared the team-high for King’s with 17 points. Prociak recorded a double-double adding 12 rebounds to her day.
Mackenzie Yori added 16 points, Samantha Rajza had 10 points and Emily Kriston finished with four assists and eight rebounds.
After falling behind 15-14 late in the first quarter, King’s took the lead back with an 11-5 run to end the frame and broke it open with a 19-9 second quarter.
Misericordia 70, Salve Regina 56
In the first round of the Sisters of Mercy Tournament at the Anderson Sports-Health Center, the host Cougars rallied after trailing at the end of the first quarter to move to 5-0 on the season.
The Cougars employed a balanced offense with five players scoring in double figures. Japriya Carroll led with 14 points, Rachel Carmody had 13 in addition to 15 rebounds, Erica Haefele added 11 points and Tessa Zamolyi and Paige Wampole each scored 10.
Zamolyi added nine rebounds and Kaylnn Sefcik handed out four assists.
King’s fell, 3-2, to host Anna Maria on the second day of the Catamount Invitational.
King’s got a shorthanded goal from Luciano Bucci in the second period that tied the game, but surrendered two goals early in the third to Anna Maria.
Jamie Lukas added a goal for King’s late in the third.
Lukas was named to the All-Tournament team.
At Nichols, King’s dropped its second game in as many days to the host Bison, 3-1.
Emma Zeveney made 38 saves for King’s.
King’s fired 23 shots at Nichols with Gracen Mahoney shooting seven.