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Women Stand Tall in Pre-Thanksgiving Matchup with Utica

Kiera Holland moves the ball up court yelling out a play.
Nick George

DELHI, N.Y. (November 26, 2019) – The SUNY Delhi women's basketball team welcomed Utica to Floyd L. Maines Arena Tuesday for a rematch from their season opener on Nov. 9. Though the Pioneers completed a season sweep of the Broncos, Delhi showed plenty of grit and determination in the face of a 98-50 final score.

The Broncos stepped up to the task of sizing up against a Pioneers squad that breezed to a 99-34 win a few weeks prior with three players scoring in double digits, as well as outrebounding UC, 50-47, including 22-14 in offensive boards. Sam Acuna connected on four 3-pointers on her way to a team-best 15 points, as well as five rebounds. Kiera Holland and Katelyn Lewis each had 11 points, with Lewis garnering seven boards and Holland four. Diana Echols led the team with 12 rebounds while tallying four points, as Camryn McDonald pulled down seven rebounds and collected two points with four assists.

The Pioneers were good on 49.4 percent of their shots from the floor (39-for-79), while Delhi fared 25.0 percent (17-for-68). Each side made seven threes, as Utica connected on 13-of-16 free throws to the Broncos' 9-of-17. UC also scored 41 points off 34 turnovers and held a 56-18 lead down in the paint.

Head coach Lauren McRoberts' team returns from Thanksgiving break with a road meeting at SUNY Cobleskill on Monday at 5:00 p.m. Their stretch before winter break includes a home contest with Purchase Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6:00 p.m., on the road at Alfred University on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2:00 p.m., and home versus Alfred State Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1:00 p.m.