The Lions would try to fight back in the fourth quarter but would be unsuccessful, as a late three-point dagger from Miller and a layup from Jessie Cooke would seal up the victory.
In the third quarter, Kenna Lauer hit one three-pointer, Foley knocked in back to back treys from right wing, James connected from the key and UR drew within 49-44 midway through the period.
Rochester’s scoring leader was Ryan Algier (Fairport) with 10 points.
The lead would grow to as many as 14 points before Stevens reeled off a modest 6-2 run to pull to within 10 points with 12:26 remaining in the game.
Coming out of the halftime break, both sides traded buckets back-and-forth in an effort to gain the early momentum.
Tara Lynch (Green Township, NJ/Newton) scored 10 points, while Alyssa Juergens (Rochester, NY/Hilton)finished with 10 rebounds and eight points.
Emily Nestler (Rush-Henrietta) would soon after add to the team’s total, muscling through the Red Dragons defense for two good foul shots; Nestler coming off an impressive outing against the Hawks.
RIT led briefly in the first half, taking a 13-7 lead on a free throw from Chuck Okehie (Owings Mills, MD/McDonogh) at the 14:48 mark.
After a three pointer by Antonio Alvarez (Brockport) and multiple field goals by Justin Summers and Devante Hagins (Leadership Academy), the Green and Gold found themselves with a 18-7 advantage at the 13:52 mark.
In the first half, Nazareth led throughout most of the period and stretched its lead to 11 points three times.