MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly women's basketball team (17-6, 13-1 NEAC) celebrated senior day on Sunday with a 62-49 win over North Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Penn College (2-20, 1-13 NEAC). The Wildcats took control of the game early with a 19-6 lead in the first quarter, and never looked back.
The Wildcats played an efficient game as a team shooting nearly 40 percent from the field and dishing out 14 assists. Penn College shot 29.6 percent from the field.
Khristijah Jackson (Levittown, Pa.) and Rylie Smith (St. Johnsville, N.Y.) carried the majority of the offensive workload in the game. Jackson scored a game high 18 points and pulled in seven rebounds. Smith scored 14 points off the bench for the Wildcats. She also had six rebounds and two steals.
Taylor Aybar (Woodside, N.Y.) and Shannon Harrison (Holland Patent, N.Y.) each scored eight points in the game. Aybar had a game high six assists, five rebounds, and a steal. Harrison had six rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Paige Gallo (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) had a team high 11 rebounds in the game. She scored 7 points, knocking down one of three from beyond the arc.
For Penn College, Jane Herman and Tori Wolfe each had 13 points. Herman had a team high eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Wolfe had five rebounds, an assist, and a steal.
The Wildcats will travel to Wells College on Wednesday to take on the Express in a NEAC north division Matchup. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 PM tip-off. Last time these two teams met, the Wildcats came away with a 70-54 win at home.