Top seeded Brooklyn College women’s basketball team fell to the third seed College of Staten Island in the CUNYAC championship on Friday.
In a sloppy contest on both ends, Staten Island was able to hold off Brooklyn College’s late fourth quarter runs 53-42. Brooklyn College was led by senior Olivia Colbert’s 15-point 14-rebound double-double.
After Brooklyn’s early lead, Staten Island went on to take the lead, out rebounding Brooklyn on the offensive glass in the first half. In a game plagued by turnovers, Brooklyn committed 24 turnovers to Staten Island’s 16. Turnovers slowed Brooklyn down, never allowing them to sustain any runs until late into the third quarter.
Staten Island’s largest lead stretched to 18 early in the third quarter. Brooklyn was able to cut the lead to four in the fourth quarter but were unable to reclaim the lead.
The Bulldogs were only able to connect on two of their 18 three point attempts in the game from senior Justine Vento and sophomore Alexandra Moogan, compared to Staten Island’s 10 from beyond the arc.
Brooklyn also wasn’t able to capitalize from the free throw line shooting 10-23. Brooklyn shot 26.3 percent from the field compared to Staten Island’s 28.1 percent.
Brooklyn’s senior Maya Ajee-Thomas and Olivia Colbert were named to the CUNY All-Tournament team along with Staten Island’s most valuable player Christina Pasaturo. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 21-6 record.