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WBB: SFU's 6 Game Win Streak Snapped by SFU Brooklyn

Alli Williams led the Red Flash with 31 points in a 90-76 loss to the Terriers.
LORETTO, CAMBRIA COUNTY - The Saint Francis University women’s basketball team had its season long six-game winning streak snapped as it fell to St. Francis Brooklyn, 90-76, on Monday evening.
 
The Red Flash (10-13, 8-4) surrendered 51 first-half points, and although it played an even second frame it could not make up the difference due to hot shooting from the Terriers (16-7, 7-5). SFBK shot 48% (27-56), including a 48% (12-25) clip from downtown.
 
Alli Williams paced the SFU offensive attack with 31 points, which was her fifth 30-point performance of the season. Alexa Hayward knocked down five triples and finished with 22 points.
 
“This one hurts, it was one of the first times we saw another team come in and play harder than us,” SFU head coach Joe Haigh said. “Win or lose, Saint Francis basketball is all about our hard work and energy and we were outworked tonight.”
 
St. Francis Brooklyn also had two players with at least 20 points; Eilidh Simpson had 27, while Leah Fechko added 23.
 
It was Saint Francis U who held a five-point advantage with 14:12 to play in the first period, but once the Terriers bounced back and took the 26-23 lead at the 8:58 mark, SFU never held it again.
 
With the Red Flash down by five with less than six minutes to play, the Terriers closed out the first half on a 17-8 run to take a 51-37 lead into the halftime break.
 
Out of the locker room, St. Francis Brooklyn extended its lead to as much as 18 with 13:52 to play after back-to-back three-pointers.
 
The Red Flash only narrowed the margin to single-digits once for the remainder of the second period and SFBK converted on all eight of its free throws down the stretch to fight off any SFU comeback.
 
SFU was outrebounded 43-28 in the contest, but did win the turnover battle by forcing 18 and only committing 12.
 
“Give St. Francis credit, they came in ready to play tonight. They were physical and they shot the ball well from everywhere,” Haigh continued.

--Saint Francis Athletic Communications
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