RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Three Felician College school records fell and senior guard Destiny Barnette (Paterson, NJ/PCTI) scored her 1,000th career point as the Golden Falcons defeated visiting Chestnut Hill College, 64-45, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Job Gymasium. Felician (11-7, 8-3 CACC), which has won four games in a row and seven of its last eight, moved into second place in the CACC North Division.
Barnette, the CACC's leading scorer, entered the day needing 21 points to reach 1,000, and finished with a game-high 25. She accomplished the milestone with a steal in the backcourt and a lay-up with four minutes, 20 seconds remaining in the contest, giving Felician a 55-37 edge. Barnette is the sixth female 1,000-point scorer in the 16-year history of the Golden Falcon program.
Felician junior forward Que Lyles (Bronx, NY/Banana Kelly) (6 points, 9 rebounds) set a school record by blocking 11 shots. She broke the previous mark of five, which she shared with teammate Jessica Ford (Jersey City, NJ/St. Anthony), before halftime, as she went into the locker room with eight. In the process, Lyles pushed her season total for blocks to a Felician-record 53. Ford had 44 as both a freshman and a junior.
Ford, meanwhile, came off the bench to record four points and seven rebounds, and became the Golden Falcons' all-time leading rebounder with 611. The senior center passed Audrey Lundy, who had 607 from 1988-92.
Felician never trailed in the game, jumping out to a 12-1 lead before settling for a 23-19 halftime advantage. Still ahead 30-26 with 15:11 to play, the Golden Falcons embarked on a 14-0 run, capped by back-to-back three-point field goals from Shakeema Green (New York, NY/Murry Bergtraum), for an 18-point advantage at the 10:46 mark. Chestnut Hill (4-14, 3-8) never again drew closer than a 16-point deficit and trailed by as many as 23.
The Felician defense held the Griffins to 22-percent shooting from the floor and forced 24 CHC turnovers. Junior Lindsay Alexander (Huntingdon Valley, PA/Lower Moreland) led the visitors with 13 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks.