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BC Women’s Basketball Falls to Grove City in ECAC Quarterfinals

Coach Alex Lang talks to the BC Women’s Basketball team during a timeout against the Grove City Wolverines. PHOTO/ BC Athletics

By Nicholas Williams

Published: March 6th, 2019

The Brooklyn College women’s basketball team ended their season last Friday, after a loss to the Grove City Wolverines, 64-55, in the quarterfinals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championships at Cabrini University.

The Bulldogs started the ball game neck and neck with the Wolverines. Going into the second half, the Bulldogs were down 33-30. The Wolverines started to gain a big lead, being up by 11 points by the 8-minute mark in the third quarter. The Bulldogs continued to battle and eventually regained the lead by the end of the third quarter.

After a hard fought fourth quarter, the Bulldogs couldn’t reel in the victory. Going into the fourth, the Bulldogs were up 48-46, the lead vanished after the Wolverines scored two three-pointers pushing the score 52-48. The Bulldogs wouldn’t be able to gain the lead again after, as the Wolverines would close the game out mostly from the charity stripe.

The Bulldogs shot 35 percent from the field for the entire game and 40 percent from three-point land. The Wolverines had remarkable shooting numbers as a team, shooting 43 percent from the field, 60 percent from 3 and 93 percent from the free throw line. The Wolverines were dialed in from long range and took advantage of getting to the free throw line. This was a thorn in the side for the Bulldogs.

Leading the scoring load for the Bulldogs was Sophomore Taylor George with 20 points and three assists. Sophomore Chanel Jemmott tallied 14 points and six rebounds. Senior Alexandra Moogan added 11 points and seven rebounds. The trio in total combined for 45 points for the game.

The Bulldogs end the year on a high note with a 20-9 record, which is their eighth consecutive 20-win season.

Moogan, who recently became the 6th player to score 1,000 points for the Women’s basketball team, played her last game in a Brooklyn College uniform on Friday afternoon. Moogan is notable for her sharp-shooting prowess. She played on the team for four years, playing a key role in the team’s success over the years.

The Bulldogs will look to continue their winning culture going into the 2019- 2020 season. The women’s basketball team is continuing to build and improve each season. With the core of Jemmott and George, the team will be looking to make it nine consecutive seasons of over 20 wins next season.

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