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Women's Basketball Succumbs To Second Half Curry Rally, 62-60

SUFFOLK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Miller Gymnasium, Milton, Mass.

FINAL: CURRY 62, SUFFOLK 60

MILTON, Mass.--  Sophomore Liz Forte (Rutland, Vt.) scored 14 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 3:08 remaining, as Curry rallied from a 17-point second half deficit to post a 62-60 non-league college women’s basketball victory over Suffolk Tuesday evening at Miller Gymnasium.

Forte added another trey just over a minute later to provide the host Colonels (2-4) with an important insurance bucket, as the visiting Rams (3-3) sliced their deficit to two on a lay-in by sophomore Stephanie Zito (Guilford, Conn.) with 43 seconds remaining.  Suffolk forced a turnover and had a chance to tie or win the game in the closing seconds of action, but a missed jumper and a turnover gave Curry its triumph.

The Rams overcame an early four-point deficit and closed the half with a 13-4 run over a 4:15 stretch to turn a four-point lead into a 39-26 advantage at the break, and after Curry whittled its deficit back to nine with just over 16 minutes to play in the contest, Suffolk used an 8-0 burst in three minutes to take its 17-point edge (47-30) on a lay-in by junior Meghan Tracey (Rehoboth, Mass.) with 13:18 remaining.  The visitors maintained a double-digit lead for the next six minutes before the Colonels used a decisive 16-6 run over a six-minute stretch, capped by Forte’s pair of treys, to overcome a nine-point deficit in the final 9:26 of action in posting the victory.

Junior Christina Sancinito (Wakefield, Mass.) and freshman Cortney Robinson (Brockton, Mass.) added double-double efforts of 13 points and 14 rebounds as well as 10 points and 13 boards, respectively, in the win for Curry, as the Colonels connected for seven three-pointers while holding a 47-34 rebounding advantage for the evening.

Tracey added 17 points in the setback for Suffolk, as she shared game-high scoring honors with senior Katie Castignetti (Braintree, Mass.), who chipped in with 17 points and nine rebounds for the visitors.  Zito added eight points for the Rams, who shot 40 percent from the field but hurt themselves with 23 turnovers.

Suffolk heads across town Thursday evening to take on Wentworth in a non-league outing that begins at 7:00 p.m., while Curry hosts Rivier in a non-league contest on Thursday evening at Miller Gymnasium that also begins at 7:00.