PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Brittany Shields made the most of Pace University's Senior Day on Saturday.
The women's basketball star recorded a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Setters to a 57-36 win over Saint Rose. She also added four assists.
The Setters and the Golden Knights split their meetings for the season and Pace still sits in a tie for third place in the Northeast-10 Conference with a 17-6 overall record and 14-5 record in conference.
Pace opened the game with a 9-0 run and led 34-17 at halftime. Carol Johnson’s layup gave Pace its largest lead at 25 points with 13:50 remaining in the second half.
Johnson finished with 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Kerri White added 11 points and Allison Cleary added five points, four rebounds and three steals.
The men’s team also defeated Saint Rose by a score of 73-63 to move into a tie for fifth place in the NE-10 Conference standings. Pace is now 13-10 overall and 11-8 in conference. The Setters have won four games in a row.
Pace started the game on an 18-0 run and led 29-11 with seven minutes remaining in the first half, but Saint Rose ended the half on an 18-2 run to cut Pace’s lead to 32-29 at the half.
The Golden Knights tied the game with a three-pointer to start the second half, but Pace went on an 18-2 run of its own to take a 48-34 lead. Saint Rose again cut into the deficit and trailed 57-54 with 4:18 remaining, but Pace held them off to claim the win.
Keon Williams led the Setters with 21 points and 10 rebounds, seven of which were offensive. Justin Alston recorded 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Kevin Clark went 7-for-7 at the free throw line and totaled 13 points. Denzel Primus-Devonish had 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will travel to Adelphi University on Tuesday. The women will square off at 5:30 p.m. while the men’s game will tip off at 7:30 p.m.
From reports by Pace University Athletics/John M. Tagliaferri