Feb. 4, 2008
Back home after a devastating loss against Alvernia College this past Saturday, sophomore center Dorothy Rozier (Cardinal Dougherty/Philadelphia, PA) led the Neumann Knights with 16 points and 5 rebounds in their sixth straight Pennsylvania Athletic Conference win against Eastern University.
Three other Knight's teamed up with Rozier for 54 of the Knight's 85 total points. The win tonight takes Neumann to 13-8 overall and 8-4 for second place in the PAC South Division.
A long night began for the Eagles as Neumann went on an early run and jumped out to take a 19 point advantage in the first 12 minutes of play. The Knights were able to hold Eastern to just five points and at the 9:50 mark the Eagles called a timeout to regroup. The visitors put some pressure on the ball and put together a 12-3 run but the Knights were unfazed finishing the half up by nine.
At times leading by more than 20 points, the Knights came back to their court rested and finally settled into their game plan. Both sides struggled with fouls, but the Knights were able to regain their composer with help from sisters Kieran Young and Katie Young (Padua Academy, Wilmington, DE.).
A drive from Teronda Barnes (Cheltenham, Elkins Park, PA) near the end of the second half put Neumann ahead of Eastern 78-47 giving them a 31 point lead, their largest of the evening. Ashley Pearsall (Prep Charter, Philadelphia, PA) also had an impressive evening recording 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. The Knights used the clock to their advantage as they shot 48% from the field and out-rebounded the Eagles on both ends of the floor.
The Knights have the rest of the week off to gear-up for a showdown at Cabrini College next Monday. Tip-off is sey for 6:00 p.m.
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