Women's basketball hopes to race past Broncos

Women's basketball hopes to race past Broncos

CSJ women's basketball (3-4) travels to SUNY Delhi (7-3) on Tuesday, Dec. 5 for a 5 p.m. contest.

The Lady Saints are coming off of two consecutive wins. The first was a matchup against Bristol Community College on Dec. 1, wherein CSJ managed a 83-78 win. Two days later, they traveled to Maine to face the Machias Clippers and came home with a 72-48.

Daija Black has been stellar for the Saints. She scored a combined 41 points in the wins over Bristol and Machias. Versus Bristol, she also pulled down 8 rebounds and recorded 3 steals and 2 assists. Versus Machias she distributed 4 assists and grabbed 3 rebounds and 2 steals. She averages 13.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

Aliesha Thomas began the season as a quiet contributor, and has recently made her presence known for the Lady Saints. Against Machias, she notched 18 points, 3 steals and 2 assists. She is second on the team in scoring, averaging 13 points per game, and is the only player on the squad who has recorded double digits in every game but one, where she scored 8 points. She is fifth on the team in rebounding, averaging 4.5 per game.

SUNY Delhi is fresh off a 84-51 win against Pratt Institute. Kiera Holland paced the Broncos with 24 points. Samiaya Salley shot 10-for-18 from the field for 21 points, and also collected 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Katie Herba scored 17 points, pulled down 7 rebounds, and had 6 steals.

Salley is the team's leading scorer, averaging 21.8 points per game. She also distributes the ball exceptionally well, ranking first in assists per game with 5.7. Holland is second on the squad in scoring, averaging 17.5 points per game. Camryn McDonald averages 11.8 rebounds and ranks third on the squad with 12.0 points per game.

Each squad has been dealt losses at the hands of Fisher College. The Broncos fell 72-65. Holland scored 18 points, Salley scored 17 and notched 6 assists, and McDonald scored 11. The Fighting Saints lost 76-62. Thomas recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals and NaKeeya Goodman-Boddie scored 16 points.

Tip-off is at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Delhi.