Saturday, February 02, 2013

3/2 Connecticut Huskies (20-1, 7-1 BE)

Results: Connecticut 71, St. John's 65
Player of the Game: So. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (19p, 10r, 2a, 1b, 38m)
Def. Player of the Game: So. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (9dr, 1b, 38m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. F Morgan Tuck (7p, 5r, 1a, 23m)
Stat of the Game: Free Throws: UConn 19-25, SJU 6-9

Summary: Playing without UConn All-American Jr. C Stefanie Dolson (illness), the Huskies got more than they could handle from St. John's for 36mins. However, in the last 4mins. of the game UConn All-Americans Sr. G Kelly Faris (17pts./5rebs.) and So. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (19pts./10rebs.) made all the big plays on offense as UConn narrowly edged the Red Storm, 71-65. UConn So. C Kiah Stokes (7p/4r/1a/1s/2b/15m) got her 1st-career start in play of Dolson and came up big at the end of the game, grabbing some huge rebounds to help the Huskies escape Queens with a victory. UConn Fr. F Morgan Tuck also came up big for the Huskies and was UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma's choice to play the final mins. of the game when the game was on the line over fellow frosh Breanna Stewart (which says a lot). UConn So. G Brianna Banks left the game in the 1st half after injuring her right knee. The injury is being listed as a sprain at this point. She is schedule to have a MRI exam on Monday in order to find out the severity of the sprain.

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