CALDWELL, N.J. -- Felician College senior forward Trina Plummer (West Babylon, N.Y.) scored a career-high 34 points, including the 1,000th of her career, but the Golden Falcons suffered a 78-64 overtime loss to host Caldwell College in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Newman Center.
Plummer entered the night with 992 collegiate points, and reached four figures on a transition lay-up with seven minutes, 24 seconds, remaining in the opening period. She is the seventh female in Felician history to attain the milestone.
Caldwell (1-3, 1-0 CACC) picked up the first four points of extra time. After a Plummer lay-up with 3:44 to play made it 61-59, the Cougars ran off eight consecutive points to take control. The hosts scored 21 overtime points, making all three of their field-goal attempts and shooting 15 of 19 at the foul line.
In a contest that featured seven ties and 13 lead changes, the Golden Falcons (1-4, 1-1) found themselves ahead, 54-45, with 3:39 to play in regulation following five consecutive Plummer points. However, Devin Gold (New Hope, Pa.) and Jessica Coscia (Staten Island, N.Y.) canned three-point field goals during a 12-2 Caldwell run, and a lay-up by Jeanette Anderson (Lynn, Mass.) gave the hosts a 57-56 edge with fewer than eight seconds to play.
Out of a Felician timeout, senior guard Jac'Quel Saunders (Trenton, N.J.) received the in-bounds pass in the backcourt, aggressively took the ball down the middle of the floor, and was fouled by Anderson driving to the basket at 0:01.8. Saunders missed the first foul shot, but swished the second one to force the extra session.
Plummer scored 14 first-period points, but a buzzer-beating three by Nicole Angelo (Mount Laurel, N.J.) gave Caldwell a 28-27 halftime advantage.
Angelo topped Caldwell with 19 points. Emily Caswell (Wakefield, R.I.) (14 rebounds) and Anderson (10 boards) tallied 18 apiece for the Cougars. Caswell scored eight points and Angelo six in overtime.
Plummer shot 12-for-19 from the floor and 9-for-11 at the foul line, while adding six rebounds and three steals. Senior center Keisha Jean-Louis (Somerville, Mass.) recorded 10 points and nine rebounds for the visitors.