Game Recap: Four Players in Double Digits In 76-64 Win

Game Recap: Four Players in Double Digits In 76-64 Win

CHESTER, Pa. - Four players scored in double digits, including a game-high 21 points from sophomore Bryanna Lacey, leading the Mustangs women's basketball team past Delaware County Community College, 76-64, in a Region XIX contest Tuesday evening. The triumph marked the team's second straight and fourth in the last six games.

Lacey added 6 rebounds, while freshman Alexandria Somers posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Tayler Nicholson and sophomore India Williams chipped in 18 and 11 points, respectively, to the Mustangs' winning effort. Each also added 4 rebounds.

The Mustangs took control of the game from the start and led by double digits at halftime, 36-26.

Montgomery's 76-point output marked its most so far this season. Surprisingly, it came on a night in which the team struggled mightily with its field-goal shooting, converting 30-of-77 (39.0%). That included just 1-of-9 from three-point range. The Mustangs were slightly better than 50 percent from the foul line, connecting on 15-of-29 opportunities (51.7%).

Remarkably, Delaware County was slightly better in all three areas yet lost the game. The Phantoms shot 40.7 percent from the field (22-of-54), including 7-of-12 from beyond the arc. In terms of free throws, the Phantoms sunk 13 of 24 for 54.2 percent.

Rounding out the stat sheet for the Mustangs were Evelyn Ogden (4 pts., 2 rebs.), Bria Chamberlain (3 pts., 7 rebs.) and Emily Smith (2 rebs.).

Montgomery improved to 5-7 overall with the win and 4-4 in conference play entering the holiday break.

"The women have responded to adversity all season and are in a good position right now," said interim head coach Francine Roseman. "We still have plenty of work to do, but I feel good about our team moving forward."

The women's team returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 10 at Manor College. Tip-off is set for 1 pm.