SFU Women's Hoops Fall on the Road at George Mason

SFU Women's Hoops Fall on the Road at George Mason

Williams scores 15 points in the loss for Red Flash.
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA - The Saint Francis University women's basketball team lost on the road at George Mason, 97-62, on Thursday evening.

The Red Flash (0-3) had trouble containing Georgetown transfer Taylor Brown as the redshirt sophomore scored 28 points and dished out eight assists for the Patriots (4-1). Alli Williams (Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle) paced SFU with 15 points, five rebounds, and seven steals, while Alexa Hayward (Beaver Falls, Pa./Blackhawk) added eight points.

Janaa Pickard also posted a 17 point, 16 rebound effort for the Patriots.

"We got a lot of looks tonight, we just didn't knock down the shots," SFU head coach Joe Haigh said. "I was happy that we were able to force 27 [George Mason] turnovers and have such success on the offensive boards."

George Mason jumped out to a 16-4 lead in the first seven minutes of play and did not allow Saint Francis to hold at any point during the period.

George Mason was in the double-bonus with 10 minutes to go in the first and used it to their advantage knocking down 12 from the charity stripe in the period. The Patriots took a 51-26 lead into the locker room.

Saint Francis battled in the second half keeping pace with the Patriots, but was not able to narrow the deficit left from the first half struggles. The Flash remained active on defense throughout the contest forcing 27 turnovers.

Nine different Red Flash players recorded a point in the contest. Corissa Archer (Clermont, Fla./East Ridge) registered four points in her first career start for the Frankies.

Shaqeia Stokes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods) provided a nice spark off the bench for SFU; the junior registered a career-high seven points in just nine minutes of play. Rebecca Keegan (Jessup, Pa./Valley View) also added a strong nine rebounds off the bench, eight of them were on the offensive end.

The Flash finished the game shooting 18-77 (23%) compared to George Mason's 35-67 (52%).

--Saint Francis Media Relations
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