Women's basketball knocked out in first of CAA tournament
The season ended on Wednesday for the Hofstra Pride women’s basketball as they fell to the College of Charleston Cougars 88-72 in the first round of the CAA Tournament in Philadelphia.
E’Lexus Davis led the seventh-seeded Pride with 16 points and six assists while Mikiyah Croskey was one rebound shy of converting on a double-double as she put up 15 points and nine boards.
The first quarter was a back-and-forth battle between both teams that saw the Pride in control for the start of it. A Boogie Brozoski jumper put Hofstra up 10-5, which would be its largest lead of the day.
In the last three minutes, the Cougars went on a 10-4 run to close out the first quarter up 21-18 with Tanisha Brown scoring six of those ten.
The second quarter was a different story, as Hofstra was outscored 25-11. Croskey cut the lead to one with a layup but Charleston’s Darien Huff scored five straight to put the Cougars up 26-20.
Huff finished the day with 22 points and a perfect 4-4 from deep. Charleston closed out the quarter on a 13-2 run to put them up 46-29 at half.
The tenth-seeded Cougars had two players with double-doubles in Brown, as she had 19 and 15, and also Deja Ford with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The third quarter seemed to be the same story, as Charleston went up by as much as 25 points at one point.
In the fourth, however, the Pride went on a few runs of its own. They went on a 6-0 run to cut the lead to 18 and then on a 9-0 to bring it within 11, 81-70, with two minutes to go.
The comeback was a little too late as free throws iced the game for the Cougars.
After going 11-11 from behind the arc in the first two matchups against Charleston, Olivia Askin went 5-7 from deep in the game, including four straight made in the fourth quarter.
Senior Aleana Leon finished her last game of her career with 11 points and seven rebounds while Marianne Kalin chipped in 11 points and six rebounds in the loss.