Delhi Falls at Fisher in Low-Shooting Affair

Gerry Raymonda
Gerry Raymonda

BOSTON, Mass. (January 17, 2018) – The SUNY Delhi women's basketball team began their northeastern road trip at Fisher on Wednesday night, falling to the Falcons by a 65-51 score. The Broncos, now 11-7, now head up the coast for a road matchup with Maine Fort Kent on Friday.

In a slow offensive production from both sides, the Broncos shot 22.5 percent (18-for-80) to Fisher's 31.6 percent (24-for-76), making just 2-of-18 3-pointers and 13-of-19 from the free throw line. Samiaya Salley made both of those threes as she finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. Camryn McDonald logged her 13th double-double of the year with a team-high 15 points and 15 rebounds. Diana Echols registered seven points and nine rebounds, while Kiera Holland totaled six points and seven boards.

Delhi was outrebounded, 59-55, and were outscored off turnovers, 17-3, after turning the ball over 16 times to Fisher's 15. The Broncos did win the second-chance points battle, 15-11, outworking the Falcons, 22-16, on offensive boards.

SUNY Delhi opened the game scoring the first four points, but Fisher would jump ahead shortly thereafter and never relinquished the lead. Trailing just 32-24 at the half, the Broncos closed the gap to four at 40-36 on a McDonald jumper with 3:25 left in the third quarter. That would be as close as they would come, though, as the Falcons went on a 14-3 run over the third and fourth periods.

Salley boosted her career points total to 832, as the sophomore is quickly zeroing in on the 1,000 career points milestone. She looks to join Jennifer LePinnet-Clark (2002-04) on becoming the second Bronco to reach the achievement, and the second to do it in just two years.