Marazzi and Thomson net 16 points each in non-conference victory
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's basketball team defeated the Mountaineers of Southern Vermont, 64-47 this afternoon in non-conference action from the Parkinson Gymnasium.
Score: Fitchburg State 64, Southern Vermont 47
Records: Fitchburg State (6-3) | Southern Vermont (3-6)
How It Happened
Fitchburg State raced out to a 16-0 advantage as junior Emma Thomson (York, Maine) and sophomore Payton Holmes (Carver, Mass.) knocked down one three pointer each before Southern Vermont cut the lead to 18-6 on three balls by freshman Katie Godon (Carmel, Calif.) and junior Sarah Poirier (Ferrisburgh, Vt.).
The Falcons extended their margin 31-7 as junior Emily Beauvais (Haverhill, Mass.) connected on a layup, but Mountaineers responded with a bucket from freshman Julia Vega (Watsonville, Calif.) and two free-throws by newcomer Ahmyria Simmons (Silver Springs, Md.) to make the score 35-15 going into halftime.
Following the intermission, Fitchburg State upped its lead (40-15) on a bucket from senior Kerry Brodbeck (Boston, Mass.) and another three-pointer from Thomson before Southern Vermont answered with a three ball of their own as Goden buried one from the right elbow to cut the lead to 44-20. The Falcons then went on a 6-2 run to close the frame with junior Alicia Ruth (Plaistow, N.H.) connecting on a pair of layups for the 53-26 edge.
The Mountaineers opened the final frame with a pair of three-pointers from newcomer Julia Ryan (Clifton Park, N.Y.) but the Green and Gold secured the win as Thomson and junior Catherine Coppinger (Dorchester, Mass.) hit layups, resulting in the 64-47 final.
Inside the Numbers
- Falcons were led by Thomson with 16 points, five rebounds and one steal
- Marazzi added 16 points, six boards and three assists for Fitchburg State
- Junior Di Smith (Troy, N.Y.) finished with ten points and nine caroms for the Mountaineers
- Godon chipped in with ten points, two boards and three assists for Southern Vermont
- 2nd meeting between two schools with Falcons 2-0 all-time vs the Mountaineers
- Fitchburg State shot 27-for-66 (40.9%) from the field and (6-for-25) 24.0% from three point range
- Southern Vermont finished 19-of-71 (26.8%) overall and (5-for-24) 20.8% for beyond the arc
- Falcons held a 53-41 margin on the glass
- Mountaineers finished with a 13-10 edge in second chance points
Falcons will travel to Regis College on Tuesday to take on the Pride for a non-conference matchup, starting at 6:00 PM. Mountaineers will host the Badgers of Northern Vermont-Johnson on Thursday for a 6:00 PM start.