Pioneers snap 3-game basketball losing streak

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Pioneer Senior Forward Janaysia James sinks a three pointer during the Jan. 21 game. (Photo by Shelby Townsend)

By Shelby Townsend

The LIU Post women’s basketball team broke a three game losing streak on Saturday, Jan. 21 with a 77-67 win over Georgian Court University at the Pratt Recreation Center at the LIU Post campus in Brookville, N.Y.

Freshman Forward Mikaiya Moore was the leading scorer for the Pioneers, with a total of 17 points. The only time the Georgian Court Lions led the game was after the first basket of the game by Ivana Kovacev, but their lead was short-lived as Moore responded with a lay-up to tie the game. After a successful jump shot by Moore less than four minutes into the game, the Pioneers never relinquished their lead. They ended the half ahead of the Lions by seven points.

The Pioneers’ biggest lead came with 2:10 left to play in the third quarter, after two free throws by Pioneer Sasha Patterson brought the home team up by 17. The Lions attempted a comeback in the fourth quarter, but were only able to get within nine points of the Pioneers for the rest of the game. A missed jumper by Lion guard Kaitlyn Lister was rebounded by freshman Pioneer guard Kyla Formey, ending the game with the Pioneers up by ten.

LIU Post women’s basketball coach Dierdre Moore and the Pioneers are now 9-10 this season, and return to the court Wednesday, Jan. 25 when they take on Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. at 4 p.m.

This article was originally published in the Pioneer, the award-winning student newspaper of LIU Post, www.liupostpioneer.com, and is republished here by Blank Slate Media with the permission of the Pioneer.

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