Cedar Crest College newspaper since 1923
By Rebekkah Parsons, Staff Writer
To round out their home season, the Falcons hosted Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) rival the Gators of Notre Dame of Maryland on February 11 in what would be a nail biter until the very last second!
The Falcons looked strong in the first half as they battled back and forth with the Gators. Sophomore, Taylor Osley scored 10 first half points for the Falcons and three assists in 17 minutes. Kayleigh Keggan added 6 points, Breonna Lewis helped out the Falcons by adding 5 points and Meghan Gregory added 4 first half points.
Thanks to Keggan and Osley, the Falcons shot a season high 75% from three point range and would finish with 31% from the remainder of the field. The Falcons would add eight points in the paint, three off of turnovers, three second chance points and the bench would contribute four first half points for a total of 29 first half points.
Lewis led the Falcons for the second half scoring 15 points. The second half was filled with much of the same for the Falcons as they battled back and forth with the Gators. The lead only changing twice among the teams. As one team scored, increasing their lead by 2 the other would answer back and tie. This situation would happen 3 more times before the final buzzer. Despite shooting 25.9 % from the field in the second half, the Falcons would hang with the Gators until the final minute of the game when Notre Dame would pull away by three claiming victory over Cedar Crest College 57-54.
The Falcons will hit the road to take on CSAC Rival, Gwynedd Mercy University on Saturday February, 14. Tip off is set for 2 PM.