Sharks Fall to Cadets in Season Finale
BOSTON, Mass. -- In their final home game of the season, the Simmons Sharks fell to the Norwich University Cadets, 84-67 Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action. The Sharks honored senior Liz O'Connor (Milton, Mass.) before the game, presenting her with the game ball from Jan. 31st when she netted her 1,000th career point.
In the first half, the Sharks were led by freshman Jen Janiak (Chelmsford, Mass.) who went 3-5 from behind the arc and sophomore Olivia LaCroix (Manchester, N.H.) added eight in the paint. Junior Leah Davis (Cranston, R.I.) came off the bench to score eight including a three pointer with 0.5 seconds remaining in the half.
With several lead changes in the first half, the Cadets (10-15, 4-8 GNAC) took the lead for good with 11:29 remaining off a free throw by Aliah Curry, who finished the first half with a team high 14 points. Forward Jessalyn Sweeney added 13 points, including two three pointers that gave the Cadets momentum into halftime.
The Sharks made a run in the second half as Janiak and Davis hit back-to-back three pointers to reduce the Cadets lead to 12. But the Sharks were plagued by foul trouble and the Cadets took advantage as Curry added 12 points and Sweeney and Kelsey Lotti each added 10 in the second half.
With the loss, the Sharks end their 2012-2013 season with an overall record of 4-18 and 2-10 in GNAC conference action. Senior Liz O'Connor ends her career with 1,043 points, fourth on the Sharks all-time points list.