It has been a rough past two home games for the Hofstra University Women’s Basketball team (6-10, 1-4 CAA) as the Pride fell to the College of Charleston on Friday. Today the ladies had hoped for a bit of redemption against a tough James Madison (13-4, 3-0 CAA) but in the end dropped a tough 77-50 decision at the Mack Sports Complex.
There were some moments where the Pride were able to make a big stop and cashed in on buckets, as the ladies finished the night with 15 points off of turnovers. Sadly though the pressure from James Madison combined with a balanced scoring effort by the Dukes led them to the victory.
Leading the way for Hofstra on the offensive end of things was Senior forward Anma Onyeuku (Fayetteville, GA) who was able to use her speed and athletic ability to finish the game with 17 points. Onyeuku finished the night with double figure scoring for the 11th time this season and the 35th of her career.
Also having an impressive showing against the tough JMU team was Senior guard Annie Payton (Camden, NJ) who finished the game with a career high five assist, and Sophomore guard Asia Jackson (Peekskill, NY).
Hofstra hosted a pregame skills clinic for the Special Olympics New York (Long Island region) with the student-athletes, coaches and staff assisting in running different stations such as shooting, dribbling and defensive tutorials on the Mack Sports Complex court. Before the opening tip, Hofstra also presented a check to Jean Kelly, the executive director of the Interfaith Nutrition Network, to sponsor a meal the team helped serve on Jan. 14.
The ladies will be on the road on Thursday the 23 as they take on Northeastern (7 pm), and will return back to the Mack Sports Complex on Friday the 31 as they will host UNC Wilmington. Tip-off time for the Hofstra/UNC Wilmington game is set for 7:00 p.m.
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