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Balanced attack leads Fairfield women to victory

Connecticut Post
Updated 12:03 am, Saturday, February 2, 2013
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Three players scored in double figures as the Fairfield women's basketball team defeated Saint Peter's 58-50 Friday in a MAAC game at the Yanitelli Center.

Junior Brittany Obi-Tabot notched her second double-double of the year with 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Seven of her 13 points came from the free throw line. Junior Katie Cizynski extended her double-digit scoring streak to 11 games, finishing with 13 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Junior Alexys Vazquez had 13 points, with three 3-pointers and a 4-for-4 effort from the free throw line.

Fairfield improved to 13-7 overall and 7-2 in the MAAC, while Saint Peter's fell to 1-19 and 1-8 in the MAAC.

Sophomore Felicia DaCruz had seven assists and five points while Linney finished with seven points. Senior Brittany MacFarlane grabbed six rebounds.

Aziza May finished with a game-high 23 points for Saint Peter's.

Fairfield returns home on Sunday against Iona at 2 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

FAIRFIELD (13-7, 7-2 MAAC)

Katie Cizynski 6-9 0-0 13 Brittany Obi-Tabot 3-12 7-10 13 Felicia DaCruz 1-5 3-4 5 Katelyn Linney 2-10 2-3 7 Alexys Vazquez 3-8 4-4 13 Christelle Akon-Akech 1-3 2-4 4 Brittany MacFarlane 0-1 0-0 0 Laura Vetra 0-0 0-0 0 Christa Scognamiglio 0-1 0-0 0 Casey Grace 0-0 0-0 0 Kristin Schatzlein 1-2 0-0 3 Totals: 17-51 18-25 58

SAINT PETER'S (1-19, 1-8)

Jesika Holmes 0-6 1-2 1 Kristal Edwards 4-12 3-3 11 Kaydine Bent 0-5 0-0 0 Aziza May 8-15 5-6 23 Antonia Smith 3-7 0-0 9 Teresa Corchado 0-0 0-0 0 Lovisa Hagberg 0-1 0-0 0 Hala El Shaarawy 3-6 0-0 6 Khadijah Young 0-0 0-0 0 Emily Brown 0-1 0-0 0 Bridget Whitfield 0-0 0-0 0 Donyelle Stuetley 0-1 0-0 0 Totals: 18-54 9-12 50

Halftime: Fairfield 29-19. 3-pointers: Fairfield 6-20 (Cizynski 1-2, Linney 1-7, Vazquez 3-8, MacFarlane 0-1, Scognamiglio 0-1, Schatzlein 1-1); Saint Peter's 5-12 (Edwards 0-2, May 2-5, Smith 3-5); Rebounds: Fairfield 46 (Obi-Tabot 13); Saint Peter's 30 (Edwards 6); Assists: Fairfield 13 (DaCruz 7); Saint Peter's 2; Fouls: Fairfield 14; Saint Peter's 23; Technical foul: Edwards (Saint Peter's); Attendance: 544.

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