Philadelphia, Pa. - The Holy Family University women's basketball team defeat visiting Queens College by the score of 67-48 in a non-conference contest Saturday afternoon at the Campus Center Gym.
Holy Family, ranked 12th in the preseason USA Today/ESPN NCAA Division II National Top-25 Coaches' Poll, improves to 2-1 overall with the win. Queens is now 2-1 after suffering its first loss of the young season.
Senior Erin Mann (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) led Holy Family with a game-high 24 points as three players scored in double-figures for the Tigers. Mann shot 9-of-13 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free throw line. She also recorded six rebounds and three blocked shots.
Junior Maggie Serratelli (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) also scored in double-figures as she tallied 12 points off 5-of-10 shooting. Serratelli also grabbed five boards and dished out a pair of assists. Sophomore Reagan Jewell (Winooski, Vt./Rice Memorial) finished with a career-high 11 points off the bench after knocking down a career-best four shots (4-7) from the field. Jewell also tied her career-high with seven rebounds to go along with three assists.
Senior Kelly Brady (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) finished with eight points, eight rebounds and three assists, while fellow classmate Molly Hanlon (Narberth, Pa./Lower Merion) recorded seven rebounds and a team-high six assists.
For Queens, Bria Jackson led the Knights with a team-high 21 points after shooting 9-of-17 from the field. She also had four rebounds, four assists and four steals. MacKenzie Rowland also scored in double-figures with 14 points.
Holy Family opened the game on a 7-0 run to pace the early part of the first half. Both teams battled back and forth as the lead changed hands on four separate occasions late in the half.
Queens would lead by as many as four points after a three-pointer by Jackson made the score 29-25 with 2:30 to play in the half. Holy Family responded and closed out the final 2:30 on 9-0 run to take a 34-29 lead into halftime. Jewell sparked the Tigers run with four points during that span.
In the second half, the Tigers pulled away from the Knights using a 14-2 run to start the half. A layup basket by junior Mary Ellen McCollum (Abington, Pa./St. Basil Academy) capped the run as the Tigers led 48-31 with 13:39 to play in regulation.
As the half progressed, Queens eventually cut the lead to single digits after a layup by Rowland made the score 53-44 at the 9:46 mark.
However, Holy Family went on a 12-2 run over the next five-plus minutes to lead by 18 points (64-46) to seal the eventual victory.
Holy Family shot .455-percent from the field (25-55) for the game and force 20 turnovers on the defensive side of the ball.
Holy Family is back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 20 as the Tigers open conference play hosting Wilmington University. Game time is slated for 6 p.m.
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