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Samiaya Salley Earns Second Career 40-Point Game in Defeat to Central Penn

Samiaya Salley Earns Second Career 40-Point Game in Defeat to Central Penn

DELHI, N.Y. (November 18, 2018) – Coming off a two-game winning streak, and returning to the court just one day after a road victory at Penn State Hazleton, the SUNY Delhi women's basketball team hosted Central Penn on Sunday in an afternoon contest. While Samiaya Salley recorded her second career 40-point game with 41, the Knights countered with their own 40-point scorer and fared better shooting from the floor as Delhi fell, 83-76. Head coach Courtney Hoyt's squad now stands at 2-2 on the year.

Salley shot 15-for-24 from the field, including 6-for-11 from 3-point range, as she tallied her first 40-point game of her junior year. Her one previous 40-point game also came against Central Penn last season on Fe. 17, 2018. The Knights' JaLynn Burton-Jones finished with 42 pointers, making just one 3-pointer as she connected on 16-of-28 shots. Despite Salley's high-scoring day, the Broncos made 39.2 percent from the floor (29-for-74), whereas the Knights shot 50.8 percent (33-for-65). Another factor came from the free-throw line, in which the Broncos made 12-of-28 and the Knights converted on 12-of-15.

Delhi's lone lead came right at the beginning on a Kiera Holland jumper for a 2-0 lead. The Knights answered by scoring the next nine points, with the Broncos never getting any closer than six points for the rest of the game. While CP led by as much as 26 points with 4:10 left in the game, the Broncos closed out the game on a remarkable 20-1 run, coming to within seven points when the final buzzer sounded.

Camryn McDonald totaled her first double-double of the year with 13 points and 11 rebounds, along with five steals, while Sam Acuna just missed out on one herself with 10 points and nine boards. Diana Echols grabbed ten rebounds and netted four points, as Kiera Holland tallied six points. The Broncos forced the Knights into 22 turnovers to parlay into a 28-19 lead in points off turnovers. Delhi also led, 16-10, in fastbreak points. Both sides played to a 42-42 draw in the rebound battle.