The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 21, 2013

St. Francis women lose on road

FAIRFAX, V1. — The St. Francis University women’s basketball team lost on the road at George Mason, 97-62, on Thursday evening.

The Red Flash (0-3) had trouble containing Georgetown transfer Taylor Brown as the redshirt sophomore scored 28 points and dished out eight assists for the Patriots (4-1). Alli Williams paced St. Francis with 15 points, five rebounds, and seven steals, while Alexa Hayward added eight points.

Janaa Pickard also posted a 17 point, 16 rebound effort for the Patriots.

“We got a lot of looks tonight, we just didn’t knock down the shots,” St. Francis head coach Joe Haigh said. “I was happy that we were able to force 27  turnovers and have such success on the offensive boards.”

George Mason jumped out to a 16-4 lead in the first seven minutes of play and did not allow St. Francis to hold at any point during the period.

George Mason was in the double-bonus with 10 minutes to go in the first and used it to their advantage knocking down 12 from the charity stripe in the period.

The Patriots took a 51-26 lead into the locker room.

St. Francis battled in the second half keeping pace with the Patriots, but was not able to narrow the deficit left from the first half struggles. The Flash remained active on defense throughout the contest forcing 27 turnovers.

Nine different Red Flash players recorded a point in the contest. Corissa Archer registered four points in her first career start for the Frankies.

Shaqeia Stokes provided a nice spark off the bench for St. Francis. The junior registered a career-high seven points in just nine minutes of play.

Rebecca Keegan also added a strong nine rebounds off the bench, eight of them were on the offensive end.

The Flash finished the game shooting 18 of 77 compared to George Mason’s 35 of 67.

St. Francis stays on the road as it travels to East Tennessee State on Sunday for a 1:30 p.m. match-up.