CRESSON, Pa. – The Franciscan women's basketball team stumbled against Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent, Mount Aloysius as the Mounties claimed a 64-28 victory, Wednesday evening.
The Mounties jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first seven minutes of the first half before DeJesus got the Lady Barons on the board with a three-pointer thanks to a pass from sophomore Cianna Vaughan. Mount Aloysius closed out the first quarter with the final basket of the period with 42 seconds left to give the Mounties a 14-3 lead. MTA out-scored the Lady Barons 13-7 in the next 10 minutes to take a 27-10 lead into halftime.
After a 9-0 opened the third quarter for MTA, McGraw drained a three with 6:17 to play to cut the lead down to 36-13. The Lady Barons struggled to get in a rhythm on offense as the Mounties closed out the half on a 15-7 run to take a 48-20 lead with 10 minutes to play.
Mount Aloysius closed out the game out-scoring Franciscan 16-8 in the final quarter for the 64-28 win.
Franciscan looks to rebound as the Lady Barons host Penn St.-Behrend on Saturday at 4pm.