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Bridgeport men's basketball tops SCSU, 77-75 (OT); women's team falls to AIC, 71-62

Updated 12:22 am, Thursday, December 20, 2012
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The Bridgeport men's and women's basketball teams split their games on Wednesday night, with the men's team topping Southern Connecticut, 77-75 (OT), on the road and the women's team falling at home to American International, 71-62.

In the men's game, JoJo Swift, in his first game with the team, hit a 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer for his only basket of the game to give Bridgeport its second straight win.

Darian David scored a game-high 27 points for the Purple Knights (5-7), while Trevon Hamlet led the Owls (6-4) with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

Three players scored in double digits for the UB women's team, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Yellow Jackets. Priscilla Dodoo had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while Tanisha Carter scored 14 points and Aziza Patterson scored 12 for Bridgeport (6-3).

American International (6-4) held a 54-31 rebounding advantage in the game, led by Krista Ferrentino's 15 rebounds and Sydney Tepley's double-double of 13 points and 12 boards.

BRIDGEPORT (5-7)

Ivan Simic 5-8 3-4 17 Dion Waiters 5-17 1-1 11 Omari Howard 1-4 0-2 3 Lloyd Antoine 2-6 0-0 4 Darian David 8-20 8-8 27 Jojo Swift 1-4 0-0 3 Jahmill Jenkins 2-4 0-1 4 Eddie Asamoah 2-3 0-0 4 Dezmon Hickman 1-5 0-0 2. Totals: 27-71 12-16 75.

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT (6-4)

Trevon Hamlet 10-16 2-3 25 Tylon Smith 3-6 2-3 8 Greg Langston 4-13 7-9 16 Luke Houston 1-2 0-0 3 Stefon Williams 3-6 2-3 9 Rashamell Vereen 2-5 2-4 6 Jose Cruz 0-1 0-0 0 Deshawn Murphy 2-7 0-0 5 Jack McCarthy 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 25-57 15-22 72.

Halftime: Southern Connecticut 34-33. End of regulation: Tied 67-67. 3-pointers: Bridgeport 9-20 (Simic 4-6, Waiters 0-3, Howard 1-1, David 3-6, Swift 1-2, Jenkins 0-2); Southern Connecticut 7-21 (Hamlet 3-6, Langston 1-4, Houston 1-1, Williams 1-3, Vereen 0-2, Murphy 1-5). Rebounds: Bridgeport 45 (Antoine 10); Southern Connecticut 39 (Hamlet 10). Assists: Bridgeport 14 (Waiters 7); Southern Connecticut 12 (Williams 4). Team fouls: Bridgeport 20, Southern Connecticut 14. Technical fouls: Bridgeport--Howard; Southern Connecticut--McCarthy. Attendance: 303.

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL (6-4)

Krista Ferrentino 3-13 2-2 8 Sarah Noble 2-3 2-3 7 Alyssa Roach 3-9 6-6 14 Ebony Easter 3-7 2-2 9 Sydney Tepley 6-18 0-0 13 Erica Johnson 3-5 3-5 9 Ericka Sagay 4-9 0-0 8 Briana Bishop 1-6 0-0 3. Totals: 25-70 15-18 71.

BRIDGEPORT (6-3)

Jenna Hoffman 2-4 0-0 5 Aziza Patterson 5-11 2-4 12 Marie Biondi 3-7 0-0 7 Priscilla Dodoo 5-15 4-6 14 Tanisha Carter 7-11 0-1 14 Colleen Preusse 1-4 0-0 3 Danielle Dorsett 3-4 0-0 6 Casey Bray 0-1 0-0 0 Vanessa Schindler 0-1 0-0 0 Lauren DeForte 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 26-58 7-13 62.

Halftime: American International 30-28. 3-pointers: American International 6-13 (Noble 1-1, Roach 2-4, Easter 1-1, Tepley 1-2, Johnson 0-1, Bishop 1-4); Bridgeport 3-15 (Hoffman 1-3, Patterson 0-3, Biondi 1-3, Dodoo 0-3, Preusse 1-3). Rebounds: American International 54 (Ferrentino 15); Bridgeport 31 (Dodoo 9). Assists: American International 15 (Roach 6); Bridgeport 15 (Dodoo 7). Team fouls: American International 17, Bridgeport 21. Fouled out: Bridgeport--Biondi, Dodoo. Attendance: 62.

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