Updated: Nov 23
Assistant Sports Editor
The sigh of relief can be let out for Anchorwomen fans as they break their two-game losing streak in an outstanding 81-16 blowout win over the Bard College Raptors.
Coach Cosgrove made it a point after last week that the team needs to pick it up on the defensive end and reduce the number of turnovers committed throughout the course of the game. Well, what more didn't the Anchorwomen accomplish? They were able to force Bard to turn the ball over a total of 50 times throughout all four quarters. No matter how high their lead got, Coach Cosgrove kept the Anchorwomen in a full-court press all game, to enforce good habits and make up for their poor performances last week. Madison Medbury, with 7 steals, and Jeniyah Jones with 5, lead the way on the defensive end. Ashanti Frazier and Angelina Nardolillo also chipped in with 3 steals of their own.
The defensive efforts continued throughout the course of the game as the Anchorwomen held the Raptors to only 18 percent shooting from the field and a season-low of 2-32 from the free-throw line.
Hustling on the defensive end and holding the Raptors to 16 points, the Anchorwomen didn't seem to skip a beat trying to score either. 81 total points for the Anchorwomen while the freshman duo of Madison Medburry and Angelina Nardolillo scored 16 points apiece. Nardolillo continued her 3 game double-digit scoring streak, making this matchup against the Raptors her 4th. Ashanti Frazier totaled 10 points as well, scoring the first 8 points of the game. Although they couldn't seem to knock down shots behind the arc, they were able to shoot 41 percent from the field with a plentiful amount of second-chance points off turnovers, with 21, and working the ball around on offense to create easy buckets.
For the Raptors, sophomore guard Thalia Grandinetti scored 9 of the Raptors' 16 points. She was 3-for-8 from behind the three-point arc.
A simply electric performance for the Anchorwomen, as they look to continue this style of play Tuesday, Nov. 23 at The Murray Center against Bridgewater State University. For more information on the game, individual player stats, and broadcast recap, go to www. goanchormen.com