Brockport women edges No. 18 RIT in season opener

Courtesy of goBrockport.com

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Leading up to Tuesday nights matchup, the College at Brockport women’s basketball team knew they were going to have their work cut out for them against No. 18 ranked Rochester Institute of Technology but didn’t let that get in their way. The Golden Eagles opened up the 2019-2020 season with an exciting one-point win over the Tigers.

Game Info:

Results: Brockport 65, RIT 64
Location: Clark Gym | Rochester, NY
Records: Brockport 1-0, RIT 0-2

Highlights:

  • This is the first time the Golden Eagles have beaten the Tigers since the 2006-2007 season.
  • Kylee Rosbrook led the Green and Gold with a career high 25 points while also adding five rebounds, three blocks and three steals on the opposite end of the court.
  • Rosbrook was joined offensively by freshman Erin Radack who opened up her collegiate career with 17 points, five assists, three rebounds and a steal.
  • Bailey Pratt sank the game winning three point shot with seven seconds left in the game with an assist from Radack. The senior finished the night with seven points and two assists.

How It Happened:

  • The Golden Eagles and the Tigers battled for points the entire game, with five different lead changes and five separate tied scores.
  • The team’s largest lead of the night came shortly into the fourth, where the Tigers trailed by seven.
  • The Golden Eagles led the Tigers offensively throughout the first two quarters, controlling the game 21-20 after one and outscoring them 16-14 in the second for a 37-34 lead at the half.
  • Radack put up 13 points in the first half, shooting 3-for-5 from three and 5-for-9 from inside the circle.
  • Rosbrook trailed close behind with nine points, completing 4-for-5 from the paint.
  • Pratt, Julianna Taylor and Riqiya Harris each put up four a piece, with Harris dominating under the basket with six rebounds.
  • In the first half, the Golden Eagles shot 43% both inside the paint and from the perimeter.
  • With the offense slowing down a little in the second, the Green and Gold made up for it in rebounds, pulling down 20 collectively.
  • Rosbrook posted another 16 points in the second to put her at a strong 25 on the night.
  • The Golden Eagles depth on the bench was valuable, accounting for 22 total points.
  • The team’s ability to execute off of missed opportunities by the Tigers was key as the Green and Gold capitalized on 15 points off turnovers.

Coach Jones’ Thoughts:

This win was a statement for us regionally. RIT came into the game ranked and we knew that. We rose to the challenge and quite frankly we were prepared and ready for it.”

“Our group executed the scouting report and made in game adjustments well tonight. We did a pretty consistent job keeping RIT out of the paint and forcing their posts to make shots. I’m very impressed with Erin Radack’s play. We knew she was a talented scorer and passer but to execute that in your first collegiate game is special. Riqiya Harris controlled the boards well for us on both ends and she did her job well to limit RIT’s second chance opportunities.”

“I’m proud of Kylee Rosbrook because she is more than capable of the performance that she had tonight. She’s put the time in and is a talented post player who can also shoot the three. With the performance that Kylee and Erin had, we were able to execute down the stretch and get our best three-point shooter, Bailey Pratt, an open look. She knocked it down like a senior should.”

Up Next:

The Golden Eagles are set to host their annual Tip-Off Tournament this Friday and Saturday where they will welcome Alfred University, Keuka College and Medaille College to the Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium.

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