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Mount St. Mary's downs Bulldogs

Photo by: DSPics.com
Photo by: DSPics.com

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Freshman Mariona Planes Fortuny posted a career-best 13 points but it wasn't enough as the Bryant University women's basketball team fell to Mount St. Mary's, 92-54, on Saturday afternoon. 

THE PARTICULARS
Mount St. Mary's 92, Bryant 54
Records: Bryant 6-8 (4-6) | Mount St. Mary's 10-4 (9-2)
Location: Knott Arena (Emmitsburg, Md.)

KEY MOMENT

  • The Mount couldn't miss in the first quarter as they grew a 26-point cushion, 31-5. The early lead was all the Mountaineers needed to take the game.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Mountaineers got off to an early start as they poured in 31 points in the first quarter shooting 11-of-18 from the field and eight-for-13 for three.
  • Bryant tried to bounce back in the second quarter and posted eight of its 17 second-quarter points from the foul line. The Bulldogs were a perfect eight-for-eight from the stripe led by Bjelko with four. Lucie Castagne and Planes Fortuny each added two.
  • The Mount posted more than 50 points in the first half as they led 52-22 when both teams headed for the locker room.
  • The Bulldogs poured in a game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter led by Blanca Chasco with seven off the bench. But it was not enough to catch the Mount as they finished the game, 92-54.

STATS

  • Planes Fortuny was the lone double-digit scorer for the Black and Gold with 13 shooting five-of-seven from the field and a 3-3 mark from the stripe.
  • Alana Perkins and Chasco were just shy of double-figures with nine apiece. Perkins's nine points came strictly from long-distance as she netted the only three three-pointers for the Bulldogs.
  • Four Bulldogs tied with four rebounds each in Brooke Bjelko, Kandis Taylor, Shannon O'Connor, and Planes Fortuny.
  • Bryant shot 34% from the field (18-52) compared to Mount St. Mary's who posted a 48.6 FG percentage (34-70), and 47.4% from three (18-38).
  • Bryant was outrebounded, 42-31.

GAME NOTES

  • Planes Fortuny's 13 points mark a career-best and the first double-figure scoring game of her early career. 
  • Chasco also notched a career-best in scoring. 
  • Today's game is just the fourth time that Bryant has been outrebounded, and the first of the season that the Bulldogs were outrebounded by double-digits.
  • Bryant still leads the all-time series record, 13-11, but the Mountaineers tied the record at six in Knott Arena.

UP NEXT
The Bulldogs look to bounce back tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. against Mount St. Mary's.