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Women's College Basketball: SUNY Cobleskill Loses to Springfield College 54-42 in ECAC Tournament First Round Contest

Written By Editor on 3/2/17 | 3/2/17

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball team ended their season on Wednesday evening by losing to the host Springfield College in the opening round of the 2017 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship Tournament by a score of 54-42. With the loss the Fighting Tigers end their season with a 14-12 overall record while the Pride will now advance to the tournament’s quarterfinal round to be played at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Friday March 3rd with a 19-8 overall mark.

Despite a slow offensive start that saw Cobleskill connect on only 10-of-32, 31.3%, shots from the field, the Orange and Black trailed only 28-26 at the half as their defense held the Pride to an equally icy 10-of-29, 34.5%, shooting from the field while forcing the home team into eight turnovers in the stanza.

The duo of senior guard/forward Ashley Creighton, Niskayuna, N.Y., Catholic Central High 
School/Schenectady Community College, with eight points and four rebounds and senior forward Shelby Preston, Ravena, N.Y., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, with seven points and six rebounds did the bulk of the damage for the visitors as the Fighting Tigers answered the Pride basket-for-basket during the half.

After the break Cobleskill came our aggressively in the third quarter and took a 31-30 lead with 8:08 left in period when Shelby Preston powered up inside for a lay-up. But from that point on Springfield controlled play outscoring their guests by an 11-to-2 margin the rest of the way to take a 41-33 lead into the final quarter.

The fourth quarter proved frustrating for the Fighting Tigers as their defense kept the Pride in check holding them to only 2-for-11, 18.2%, along with forcing four turnovers. However they could not cut into the lead as Springfield came up with five critical offensive rebounds and converted on 9-of-12, 75.0%, of their free throw opportunities down the stretch to secure the victory.

Shelby Preston closed her Cobleskill career by posting her 58th career double/double with 13 points and 10 rebounds while freshman guard Addy Lawson, Milford, N.Y., Milford High School, added 11 points, five rebounds and three assists on the night.

The Fighting Tigers also received solid efforts from Ashley Creighton with eight points, seven rebounds and four steals and from freshman Shaliyah Graham, Bronx, N.Y., Martin Luther King  Jr. High School, with eight points and five rebounds.


SUNY Cobleskill vs Springfield College
03/01/17 7:00 PM at Springfield, Mass. - Blake Arena
Newspaper Box Score
SUNY Cobleskill vs Springfield College
03/01/17 7:00 PM at Springfield, Mass. - Blake Arena
At Springfield, Mass. - Blake Arena
Shelby Preston 6-15 1-4 13; Addy Lawson 5-12 0-0 11; Shaliyah Graham 3-13
1-1 8; Ashley Creighton 2-13 2-2 8; Erica Cabrera 1-2 0-0 2; Brianna Florian
0-1 0-0 0; Shiann Coons 0-0 0-0 0; Gabby Muraczewski 0-0 0-0 0; Jocelyn
Zaneski 0-1 0-0 0; Tegan Matthews 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-58 4-7 42.
Alex Goslin 5-9 7-8 18; Molly McCausland 2-9 2-4 7; Taylor Hall 3-7 0-0 6;
Lauren Rudolph 2-3 2-2 6; Rachel Menze 2-2 1-2 5; Heather King 2-4 0-0 4;
Gracie Restituyo 0-2 3-4 3; Chelsea McAllister 1-3 0-0 3; Ava Adamopoulos
1-6 0-0 2; Lexi Windwer 0-7 0-0 0; Emily Jacques 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-54
15-20 54.
SUNY Cobleskill...............   13   13    7    9  -   42
Springfield College...........   16   12   13   13  -   54
3-point goals--SUNY Cobleskill 4-20 (Ashley Creighton 2-11; Shaliyah Graham
1-4; Addy Lawson 1-4; Tegan Matthews 0-1), Springfield College 3-16 (Chelsea
McAllister 1-3; Molly McCausland 1-5; Alex Goslin 1-1; Lexi Windwer 0-6;
Lauren Rudolph 0-1). Fouled out--SUNY Cobleskill-Shelby Preston, Springfield
College-None. Rebounds--SUNY Cobleskill 37 (Shelby Preston 10), Springfield
College 45 (Gracie Restituyo 11). Assists--SUNY Cobleskill 7 (Addy Lawson
3), Springfield College 11 (Gracie Restituyo 2; Molly McCausland 2; Lauren
Rudolph 2; Alex Goslin 2). Total fouls--SUNY Cobleskill 20, Springfield
College 13. Technical fouls--SUNY Cobleskill-None, Springfield College-None.

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