The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to force an overtime against Mount St. Mary’s, but even with the strong second half performance it wasn’t enough as they lost 85-79 in double overtime in Knott Arena on Monday. The loss drops the Terriers to 12-3 overall and 3-1 in Northeast Conference play and it also snapped a school-record eight-game winning streak.
Eilidh Simpson had her first career double-double as she finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Jasmin Robinson had 16 points, including 10 during overtime, five rebounds and five assists, Katie Fox and Leah Fechko each had 12 points as well.
The Terriers got off to a slow start as Mount established a 13 point lead with 1:59 left in the first half, but from that point on it was pretty close. The Terriers cut the lead to seven by halftime, and tied it at 44-44 with 7:43 left in regulation. From that point the game was tied on five different occasions including a jumper by Fox with nine seconds left to send the game to overtime.
The first overtime was more of the same with the two teams going back and forth, tied on three different occasions. Mount led by two until Jody Chickey fouled Robinson with just one second left. She hit both free throws to tie it at 75-75 and sent it to a second OT.
This is when Mount finally got an edge over the Terriers. The dagger was a three pointer with 1:43 left by Jacqueline Brewer that made it 83-79 Mount. Sydney Henderson then hit a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left to ice it.
Robinson had an amazing clutch performance as she led overtime with 10 points, three rebounds and two assists. Fechko had six points in OT and Simpson had two with three rebounds. Unfortunately, it fell short as the ladies shot just 2-for-10 from behind the arc after regulation.