SHU women fall in double OT
Published 9:11 pm, Thursday, November 30, 2017
FAIRFIELD — Ashunae Durant and Aleana Leon each posted a double-double to lead Hofstra over Sacred Heart 86-81 in double overtime in a non-league women’s basketball game Thursday night at the Pitt Center.
The Pioneers (2-3) trailed 61-53 with 4:03 left in regulation, but rallied to tie the game at 61-61 on a layup by Katherine Haines with 1:53 remaining. The Pride (3-3) reclaimed the lead on a Durant layup 24 seconds later, but Sacred Heart responded with Candice Leatherwood’s jumper at the 1:10 mark to send the game into overtime.
In the second overtime, Durant scored five of Hofstra’s six points in the game’s final 1:01 to break an 80-80 tie and secure the win for the Pride.
Haines scored 23 points off the bench and added 10 rebounds to lead the Pioneers. Leatherwood scored 21 points, Erin Storck had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists and Tykera Carter chipped in 10 points.
Durant finished the game with 23 points and 12 rebounds and Leon had 12 points and 12 boards to lead Hofstra.