BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Senior forward Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J.) became the all-time leading rebounder for the Felician College women's basketball program during the Golden Falcons' 85-66 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference loss to host Bloomfield College on Tuesday evening at the BC Gymnasium.
The 5-foot-10 Morris produced team highs of 20 points and nine rebounds in Tuesday's setback. She finished the night with 686 career rebounds, passing the 680 of former teammate Trina Plummer (2010-14). Morris tied Plummer's mark with 13:14 remaining in the first half, then tracked down a missed Bloomfield three-point field goal with 10:14 left in the opening period to secure the record.
Bloomfield (12-8, 10-3 CACC), the defending CACC champion, took control of the contest with a 17-3 run that spanned halftime. After a Sierra McDuffie (Paterson, N.J.) jumper left Felician behind, 24-21, with 4:56 left in the first half, the Bears closed the period with a 12-3 spurt, capped by a buzzer-beating three-pointer from sophomore Morgan Taylor (Paterson, N.J.).
The Bears tallied the first five points of the second stanza for a 41-24 edge. They assumed their largest lead, 65-41, on an Ariel Wilson (Chesapeake, Va.) lay-up with 8:48 to play, and were never ahead by fewer than 13 points in the second half.
Bloomfield sophomore guard Tianna Smith (Nanuet, N.Y.) led all scorers with 24 points. Taylor netted 20 points wigh eight rebound and seven assists, and Bear senior Tierra Scott (Bear, Del.) recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds. Bloomfield forced 23 Golden Falcon turnovers, which it turned into 23 points.
Felician remains one game behind Post University for fourth place in the CACC North Division and the division's final league playoff spot. Concordia (N.Y.) College moved a half-game ahead of the Golden Falcons into fifth place.