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Pace Women Defeat Adelphi But Men Fall Short

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. –The Pace women’s basketball team rolled to a win at Adelphi University on Tuesday but the men came up a bit short.

The female Setters beat the Panthers, 69-51, and now sit alone in third place in the Northeast-10 Conference standings with an 18-6 overall record and a 15-5 record in conference.

The Panthers led 15-14 with 12:29 remaining in the first half, but the Setters then went on an 18-0 run in the next eight minutes. They finished the half on a 23-3 run to take a 37-18 lead at halftime.

Adelphi closed the gap to nine at 43-34 with 13:51 remaining in the second half, but Pace again went on a run, this time 13-0, to pull away for good.

Brittany Shields led Pace with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Carol Johnson had 12 points, five assists and four rebounds. Margo Hackett scored 13 points off the bench, and Kerri White finished with 11 points.

Pace’s next game is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Assumption College, whom the Setters lead by one game in the conference standings.

The men’s team fell short against Adelphi. The Setters lost, 56-50, and now sit in a three-way tie for fifth place in the conference with a 13-11 overall record and 11-9 conference record.

The Panthers built their largest lead of the game early at 19-8 about four minutes into the game. Pace pulled within four with 46 seconds remaining in the first half but Adelphi scored and took a 33-27 lead at halftime.

Pace tied the score for the second time in the second half at 42 with 8:28 left to play, but the Panthers used to small runs to pull ahead by eight. Pace cut the lead to five with 1:27 remaining, but Adelphi made three -of-five free throws in the final 1:11 to put the game away.

Keon Williams, the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week, posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Clark scored 12 points for the Setters, while Denzel Primus-Devonish, Justin Alston and Kai Smith each chipped in six points. Primus-Devonish also added three assists and two rebounds while Alston had seven rebounds and two assists.

The Setters will travel to Assumption College on Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. game.

From a report by Pace University Athletics/John M. Tagliaferri

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