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Women's Basketball Stumbles Against Falcons, 77-54

Women's Basketball Stumbles Against Falcons, 77-54

 Albertus Magnus 77, Dean College 54
Records: Albertus Magnus (14-6), Dean College (4-15)
Location: Pieri Gymnasium, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM

The visiting Albertus Magnus Falcons raced out to 23-9 first quarter lead and never looked back, cruising to a 77-54 victory over the Dean College Bulldogs on Thursday in non-league action in Franklin, Mass.

Albertus scored 10 of the game's first 12 points, immediately grabbing a 10-2 lead and putting pressure on the Bulldogs.  Dean closed the gap to 12-7 on a three pointer from Stephanie Conrad (Bedford, N.H.) but Albertus responded with a 9-2 run to close out the period.

The teams traded baskets for much of the second quarter, with the Falcon's lead hovering aorund 12 points.  A late push swelled the advantage to 17 with two minutes in the half.  A layup from Alexah Potter (East Hartford, Conn.) and two free throws from Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass.) cut the deficit to 13 with 30 seconds in the half, but Albertus Magnus responded with a three pointer as time expired to push their lead back to 16 at the break.

Dean battled throughout the third quarter but could not get the lead under double digits, cutting into it multiple times before the Falcons would rally with a run.  Albertus closed the third quarter on a 16-0 run to blow open a close game and put the contest out of reach.  

Rudder led Dean with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Potter had 22 points and added nine rebounds. 

Dean is back in action on Saturday when they travel to Bay Path for a at 1:00 p.m. tipoff.