- Mike Rose
Brockport women's basketball overpowers Plattsburgh
Photo Credit: Haley Brown/Brockport Athletics
The Brockport women’s basketball team took down Plattsburgh State, winning by a score of 67-54. The win moves Brockport to 10-11 on the season and 7-7 in conference play. Head Coach Corinne Jones was pleased with her team’s early response.
“It says a lot about our team that we weren’t happy with the result last night and we were ready to bounce back,” Jones said. “We weren't going to wait for a second quarter or a second half. I think it says a lot about our group and what we're trying to do.”
It was a complete team effort in the win as nine players recorded points for the Golden Eagles. Brockport was aided by their efficiency from behind the arc, shooting 9-21 (42.9%) from distance to the Cardinals 6-27 (22.2%) effort. It was a major bounce back following a 3-13 night from distance in the loss to Potsdam.
Brockport guard Anna Lee thought the Golden Eagles resetting their mentality played into the win.
“I think last game we let our offense dictate our defense and it should be reversed, we need to let our defense dictate our offense,” Lee said. We went into this game, and we were really heavy on the defensive side, and I think that led to our scoring.”
Juan Brown led Brockport with 14 points and eight rebounds. Stephanie Jean-Baptiste finished with nine points in 19 minutes, battling foul trouble throughout the game. Zoe Zutes also scored nine while Anna Felice added eight points and seven assists. Lee chipped in seven points, three rebounds and three assists. Hali Lucia added five points, three rebounds, three assists, and five steals defensively. Kortney McCarthy led all scorers with 18 points for the Cardinals.
With the win and a Potsdam loss, Brockport moved back into sole possession of fifth place in the SUNYAC standings. The Golden Eagles are now just one win away from clinching a postseason berth.
The Golden Eagles will next be in action on the road Friday, as they visit Oneonta.