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Women’s Basketball Cruises Against St. Joseph’s of Brooklyn

Vanessa D’Ambrosi, who is averaging 12.9 points per game, was instrumental in Brooklyn’s win against the Bears. PHOTO/ Brooklyn College Athletics

By Jillian Vandiveer

Published: February 19, 2015

The Brooklyn College Women’s Basketball team moved one step closer to a top-two playoff seed Wednesday, its 67-46 defeat of St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) adding a ninth game to its winning streak and bringing its overall record to 17-5.
The Bulldogs put down St. Joseph’s resistance early in the game with a strong second half to ensure the victory, with an overall 26 points coming off 25 turnovers.
As in many recent games, the powerhouse trio of Vanessa D’Ambrosi, Nicole Francomano, and Megan Campbell dominated the court. D’Ambrosi pulled down a game-high 24 points, including eight three-pointers, to go with nine rebounds.
Francomano also brought in heavy firepower with 19 points, seven steals, six assists, and four rebounds. Campbell secured her ninth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Bears offered ample resistance, nearly eliminating their deficit just prior to halftime and Brooklyn’s second-half domination.
They were led by Taylor Raccuglia, who scored 21 points, and Samantha Retas, with a game-high 12 rebounds.
Brooklyn shot 39.4 percent from the field and 7 for 9 from the free-throw line. Aside from an early and brief 2-2 tie, the Bulldogs maintained their lead during the entire game.
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