RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Senior forward Trina Plummer (West Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) became the Felician College women's basketball program's all-time leading rebounder during her team's 85-48 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over visiting Concordia (N.Y.) College on Tuesday evening at Job Gymnasium. The game concluded the 2013-14 regular season for both schools.
With the win, Felician (12-14, 10-9 CACC) locked up the No. 3 seed from the CACC North Division in the upcoming conference tournament, winning a tiebreaker over No. 4 seed Dominican (N.Y.) College (12-14, 10-9). The Golden Falcons will travel to Holy Family University (17-9, 15-4), the two-time defending CACC champion and No. 2 seed from the South Division, for quarterfinal action on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at HFU's Campus Center Gymnasium.
On Tuesday, Plummer set the record on a defensive board with two minutes, 25 seconds, remaining in the first half. It was her seventh rebound of the game and the 668th of her career, surpassing the 667 of former teammate Jessica Ford from 2008-12. Plummer completed the evening with 25 points, 12 rebounds and four steals, all game highs.
Felician never trailed in the game, jumping out to a 15-2 lead after 6 ½ minutes of play. The Golden Falcons were ahead by as many as 21 points in the opening period, and 41-23 at halftime.
The Golden Falcons took full control by tallying the first 10 points of period two, capped by a three-point play by Gisell Peguero (Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood), for a 28-point edge. Concordia (0-26, 0-19) authored an 18-2 run to pull with 53-41 and 10:40 to play, but Felician responded with a 17-1 uprising for a 31-point edge at the 5:04 mark. The final 37-point margin was the largest of the night for the hosts.
Plummer was one of four Felician seniors to score in double figures on Senior Night. Jac'Quel Saunders (Trenton, N.J./Trenton Catholic Academy) had 14 points and four steals, and Peguero (5-6 FG) finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Golden Falcon forward Que Lyles (Bronx, N.Y./Banana Kelly) (6-9 FG) totaled 12 points and eight rebounds, and Felician's fifth senior, center Keisha Jean-Louis (Somerville, Mass./Somerville) had eight points and six boards. Forward Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J./West Orange) recorded 12 points and seven rebounds in 25 bench minutes as the Golden Falcons earned a 48-35 rebounding edge.
Felician held the Clippers to 25-percent shooting from the floor and forced 31 Concordia turnovers. Freshman guard Jessica Rosalbo (Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis) picked up 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals, while senior guard Tara-Ann Rock (Queens, N.Y./Christ the King) turned in 13 points for Concordia.
Felician's five seniors were honored in pre-game Senior Night ceremonies.