Spartans Fall to SUNY Canton in Finale of Roos Classic

Spartans Fall to SUNY Canton in Finale of Roos Classic

Canton, NY – The D'Youville women's basketball team (0-3) lost their second game of the Roos Classic on Saturday afternoon, falling to the host SUNY Canton Kangaroos by the final score of 56-35.

Canton was very effective on both ends of the court in the first quarter. The Kangaroos began the game on a 12-0 scoring stretch before a Magan Magee (Ellenburg Center, NY/Northern Adirondack) three put the Spartans on the board. After Magee's three, Canton continued to pour on the offense and held a 21-3 lead until 1:14 remained in the first before D'Youville scored five points to close out the quarter trailing 21-8.

Both teams struggled on offense in the second quarter, combining for six points through the first 5:51 of the second. Four consecutive free throws from Jordan Smith (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) pulled the Spartans to within 11 with 3:37 to go in the half, but the Kangaroos would score the next seven to reestablish their lead. D'Youville added one more point before the halftime horn sounded as Canton led 32-15.

In the first 4:46 of the third, the Kangaroos outscored the Spartans 7-1 to take a 39-16 lead. Sara Field (Durhamville, NY/VVS) scored four points to make the game 41-20, but Canton's lead maintained their substantial lead and ended the quarter with a 46-26 advantage.

The fourth quarter was much of the same for the two teams. Morgan Lehman (Bemus Point, NY/Maple Grove) and Marina Campbell (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Catholic) each added points late in the fourth, but the Kangaroos' lead was safe as they defeated the Spartans by the final score of 56-35.

Three players scored seven points in the game, including Magee, Field, and CeDrice Howard (University Place, WA/Howard). Howard also added a team high seven rebounds, with Darian Evans (Brant, NY/Lake Shore) adding five. Of the 15 players that played in Saturday's game, 14 of them recorded at least one rebound while seven players recorded at least one assist.

D'Youville will next play on Monday, November 20 as they host the Wells Express in their home opener at 8:00pm.