The Niagara University women’s basketball team had hopes of claiming a road victory on Friday night. Dartmouth, however, had other ideas.
The Big Green downed the Purple Eagles, 60-47. Niagara slipped to 1-7 on the season, while Dartmouth picked up its third win of the campaign against 10 losses.
The lack of a finishing kick in each of the halves proved costly for the Eagles. Niagara was tied, 15-15, after a quarter, but was outscored, 13-6, in the second quarter to fall behind at the half.
The Purple Eagles picked it up in the third quarter, cutting the Dartmouth lead to 40-36. But the Big Green answered that challenge to get the victory by scoring 20 points in the final quarter.
Kaylee Stroemple was the offensive leader for Niagara. She finished with 16 points. Stroemple had a career-high 20 points in her last game. Sam Lapszynski finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Fanny Szabo had 15 points for Dartmouth, while Lakin Roland added 13 points.
Niagara hosts the University at Buffalo on Monday night, and then plays at St. Bonaventure on Wednesday afternoon.
The St. Bonaventure women (8-2) seek an eighth straight win at 4 p.m. at Colgate. It’s a return to action after taking a week off because of final exams.
Colgate (1-7) has lost three straight games and was picked for seventh in the 10-team Patriot League. It has no home wins this season.