* Friday night basketball proved to be overtime basketball in the region, with the only game of the night resulting in a 92-89 OT victory for Roberts Wesleyan over Bridgeport in Rochester. Brooke Fields netted a career-high 33 points (11-20 FG, 3-5 3FG, 8-11 FT) for the Redhawks, including the last eight RWC points of regulation to prompt the bonus frame. The Purple Knights enjoyed the first serious run of the contest via an 11-0 burst to close the first half with a 45-35 advantage. UB led for virtually all of the third stanza (aside of a 54-all tie) and entered the fourth quarter with a 61-56 edge. Camera Miley's (a near triple-double effort of 24 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists) basket gave UB a 70-60 advantage with 5:43 to go but the fun was just starting. The teams swapped surges (RWC 8-0, followed by a 6-0 Bridgeport binge) to make it a 76-68 game with 1:27 left. Fields was at the center of a 12-4 closing surge for the Redhawks but they still trailed 80-78 with 20 seconds left after a Miley free throw. Fields scored on a drive with :15 left to even it for the last time at 80 and send the game to OT. Roberts Wesleyan started the OT with a 6-1 run and never looked back. Still, UB was within 91-89 with 15 ticks left after an Anastasia Williams (17 points, 14 rebounds) bucket. Fields sank a free throw to make it 92-89 and when Aurelie Leblanc-Florent missed a trey at the horn, the outcome was decided. Emily Miller (19 points in 44 minutes), Taya Andrews (18 points, 8 caroms in 43 minutes) and Necedah James (15 points, 8 rebounds) gave Fields excellent support for the Redhawks, who were stingy with the ball (+10 in turnovers, 14-4) and sank 23-30 at the line. Nicole Johnson (12 points) was solid for UB, which dominated the glass (50-31), made 22-26 at the line and scored all the bench points (28-0). RWC solidifies fourth place in the ECC with the win while UB, losers of their last three games, falls out of the playoff structure for the time being.
Women's Game Recaps #54 - 2/3/17
Feb 04, 2017