Mavericks top Bridgeport, 75-71
The Mercy College women’s basketball team defeated the University of Bridgeport this afternoon in an East Coast Conference matchup in Dobbs Ferry, 75-71. The Mavericks, winning two of their last three outings, are now 4-10, including 2-7 ECC. The Purple Knights are now 6-10, including 4-5 in the ECC.
With the win today, the Mavericks have matched their win total from last season.
Play was tight to start the first half, with the teams exchanging baskets. A three-pointer by Aysha Williams (New Rochelle, N.Y./New Rochelle) brought the score to 20-19 and the Mavericks within one. The Purple Knights then went on a 12-2 run, to take the 11 point lead. Mercy would go into the half trailing 40-33.
Mercy came out strong in the second half. A three pointer by Ashley Borofsky (Southington, Conn./Southington) gave the Mavericks the 52-51 lead. Baskets would continue to be exchanged, with play tight throughout the half. Jasmine Williams (Stratford, Conn./Green Farms Academy) would score 12 of the Mavericks’ final 16 points, to give Mercy the push to edge Bridgeport, 75-71.
Jasmine Williams led all players with 24 points. Borofsky had 20 points, Simone Williams (Waldorf, Md./Lackey) had 12 points, and Aysha Williams added ten points. For the Purple Knights, Edna Marant had 20 points, followed by Julia Colley with 19 points.
Mercy returns to action on Wed., Jan. 19 when the Mavericks host Queens in a doubleheader. Tip off for the women’s game is at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.