February 5th, 2014
Mount Falls in Skyline Matchup to Farmingdale
MSMC’s Rachel Perrone picked up her fifth in a row double-double on Saturday. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART, JR.
NEWBURGH – The Mount Saint Mary College women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a big Farmingdale State College second half, as the Knights fell Saturday afternoon to the Rams, 78-59, at the Kaplan Center.
Farmingdale quickly jumped out to a 10-point lead and was able to keep a safe distance throughout the first half. The Knights did not let the game get away, keeping the deficit at 10, trailing the Rams at the half, 32-22.
The Rams broke the game open in the early parts of the second frame, their lead reaching as many as 28 points, but the Knights chipped away late. However, they were unable to cut the deficit to less than 19 points, trailing 78-59 at the final buzzer.
Senior Rachel Perrone, a double-double machine over the last two weeks, picked up her fifth in a row with 20 points and 13 boards. Junior Lauren Romao drained four three-pointers en route to a 14-point effort. Freshman Tatiana Brown added six points and a Knights’ season-high 10 assists.
The Knights shot 35.2 percent (25-of-71) from the field on Saturday, while the Rams made 39.4 percent (28-of-71) of their shots. Farmingdale’s bench played a big role in the victory, contributing 35 of the Rams’ 78 points.