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Women's basketball ends season with tough 83-72 loss to William and Mary

Women's basketball ends season with tough 83-72 loss to William and Mary

The Hofstra women’s basketball team ended their regular season with a tough loss on the road to the College of William & Mary, 83-72, despite a 30-point performance from Boogie Brozoski. The Pride end the season with a 9-21 record and 3-15 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

After a back-and-forth start to the opening quarter, the Tribe used a 6-2 run to take a 21-16 lead to end the first quarter. The Pride won the second quarter, cutting the lead to three at the half, tailing 37-34. Hofstra was perfect from the free-throw line, converting all 17 attempts, accounting for half of their first-half points.

With the Pride down four in the final seconds of the third, Victoria Reynolds tipped in a layup with three seconds left to put the Tribe up 53-47 heading into the final quarter. William & Mary would use that momentum to propel them through the final quarter as they pulled away from the Pride, 83-72.

For the Pride, Brozoski led the way with her 30 points, including a perfect free throw shooting performance, making all 15 attempts. Ana Hernandez Gil finished with nine points while Marianne Kalin ended with seven points and nine rebounds.

William & Mary was led by Misha Jones with 20 points and Eva Hodgson added another 17 points. Bianca Boggs and Gabby Rogers both ended with seven rebounds apiece.

Both teams were able to convert their free throws with a near-perfect percentage for both sides. Hofstra’s 24-25 (96 percent) and William & Mary’s 21-22 (95.5 percent) combined for 45-for-47 (95.7 percent), which set the NCAA record for the best combined free throw percentage.

With the win, the Tribe move to 14-15 (7-11 CAA) and sweep the season matchup with Hofstra. The Tribe is the No. 7 seed in the CAA Tournament. William & Mary will face No. 10 the College of Charleston on Wednesday, March 13.

As for Hofstra, the Pride has now lost three straight contests. The Pride will enter the CAA Tournament as the No. 9 seed and will face No. 8 Elon University, who swept the regular-season series against the Pride, on Wednesday, March 13.

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