FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Edinboro used a 16-7 run in the final minutes to down Fairmont State 87-80, on Friday afternoon in the final game of the FSU New Year’s Classic.
The Falcons drop to 7-3 on the season while Edinboro improves to 6-1.
Lauren Gilbert scored 19 points and Kaitlin Snyder added 18 for the Falcons. Rachel Murray finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. Kelsi Wright rounded out the Falcons in double figures with 10.
Renee Brown paced the Fighting Scots with 20 points. Darche’ Jackson and Kiara Brown tallied 14 points apiece for Edinboro. Miki Cerchiaro and Samantha Blazetic each notched 12 points.
Edinboro held a decisive 39-27 advantage on the glass. Fairmont State tured the ball over 20 times to the Fighting Scots 14.
Fairmont State sprinted out to a 10-0 lead in the first half, Wright scored five points during the run. The Fighting Scots got back in the game with a 14-4 run to tie the game at 34-34 with three minutes to play in the half. Edinboro would go to the half holding a 40-39 advantage.
Both teams shot 50 percent from the field FSU was 16-of-32 and Edinboro was 15-of-30. Gilbert (12) and Snyder (10) paced the FSU attack in the first 20 minutes. Brown kept the Fighting Scots with 12 points in the half.
Fairmont State got used an early 8-2 jolt in the second half to go back in front 54-49, Gilbert and Snyder each hit a three during the run. Edinboro broke a 63-63 tie with a 16-7 run to take a 79-70 lead and would make free throws down the stretch to claim the 87-80 victory.
The Falcons return to action against Concord on January 8 at Joe Retton Arena.
Concord 59, Clarion 51
Jolysa Brown tallied 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead Concord to a 59-51 victory over Clarion on Friday afternoon during day two of the FSU New Year’s Classic.
Concord is now 5-4 on the season and Clarion drops to 1-7.
Camisha Alexander added 15 points and Amanda Bertrand notched 11 for the Mountain Lions.
Courtney Healy paced the Golden Eagles with a double-double 16 points and 11 rebounds. Lauren Savulchak finished with 10 points for Clarion.