Simmons Basketball muscled through the Fitchburg State Falcons in Thursday night's non-conference matchup, 68-63. Sophomore guard Jessica Thomas (East Sandwich, Mass.) netted a career-high 20 points on the night to lead the way for the Sharks. With the win, Simmons advances to 4-2 (0-0 GNAC), while Fitchburg falls to 2-4 on the season.
Simmons dominated first half play, outscoring the Falcons 39-26. After the break, the Falcons gave the Sharks plenty of trouble, and came close to evening out the battle. Fitchburg outscored Simmons 37-29, just six points away from the lead at the buzzer.
Fitchburg was lead by junior guard Molly Maloney with 19 points and 8 assists, and followed closely by junior Kelley Rogers with 16 points. Sophomore Rebecca Goreham tallied 10 rebounds on the night.
Simmons will return to action on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00pm, when they host the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs.