William Patterson gets easy win
Smith top Pioneer performer with 16 points, 12 rebounds
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- No. 6 William Patterson had four players score in double figures, extending its record to 10-0 with a 74-41 victory at Mt. Saint Mary (N.Y.) (9-2) on Friday.
Senior All-American forward April Smith was 7-13 (53 percent) from the field for 16 points, along with a game-high 12 rebounds. Junior guard Lindsey Callander went 6-7 (85 percent) overall and shot perfect from behind the arc for 16 points, while sophomore guard Floriana Borova had 11 points, 11 boards and four assists. Senior All-American guard BriAnna Lucas chipped in 10 points and three steals.
WP made 30 of its 60 (50 percent) field goals overall, including 9-19 (47 percent) shooting from 3-point range, while limiting the Knights to a 28 (15-52) percent effort. The Pioneers dominated the boards, 47-29 to out-score MSMC 17-2 on second-chance opportunities. They also held a 34-16 advantage on points in the paint.
The Pioneers steadily built a 27-17 lead during the game’s first 13 minutes before finishing the half on an 11-2 run for a 38-21 advantage at the break. WP then put the game out of reach by opening the second period with a 14-2 run, making it a 52-23 contest with 14:02 to play.
Charneic McCullough scored 14 points to lead the Knights. Amanda Horvers added seven points and seven rebounds.