Women's Basketball Falls Short in ECAC First Round Matchup at Saint Vincent

Women's Basketball Falls Short in ECAC First Round Matchup at Saint Vincent

Jeremy Zalacca - Director of Athletic Communications

LATROBE, PA. – The Pfeiffer women's basketball team (20-5) saw its 2017-18 campaign come to an end in a 73-50 defeat at Saint Vincent (19-9) in the First Round of the ECAC Tournament. In the loss, junior center Grayson Harris became the program's all-time leader in blocked shots, surpassing Brittany Cox's mark of 103 set in 2013.

The Falcons went ice cold after the long trip to Latrobe, shooting just 26.6 percent from the floor. Pfeiffer was held to a season-low 50 points in the loss and never led in the contest.

Coming off a career-high 23 points in the regular season finale, senior point guard Dajea Scott finished with 14 points to lead Pfeiffer. Scott added six boards and wraps up her career in third place all-time with 378 career assists.

Harris finished with three blocks in the game to give her 106 for her career. The most impressive thing about her breaking the record is that she's done it in just three years. Her 66 blocks on the year are the second highest total in a single season.

Saint Vincent had four players score in double figures, led by 11 apiece from Babette Sanmartin and Taylor Boring. Paige Montrose and Maria Morgan each tallied 10 and Mara Benvenuti finished with nine points and 10 boards.

The Bearcats shot 41.9 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from long range. SVC also held a 49-41 advantage on the boards and led by as many as 25 points.

This was Pfeiffer's first postseason appearance since advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2013. 

The loss ends the careers of Scott, Aliyah Davis, Kayla Whitworth and Kaylee O'Dwyer. However, this Pfeiffer team can always claim that they were the first team in Pfeiffer history to advance to the ECAC Tournament.