Carly Murphy scores game-high 15 points as Western tops CCNY, 64-44

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK, NY (Jan. 5) — Junior Carly Murphy (Wolcott, CT) scored a game-high 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Western Connecticut State University women's basketball team ran away with a 64-44 victory at City College of New York on Thursday evening.

The Colnoials, 9-3 overall, raced out to a 30-16 halftime lead at intermission and led by double digits the rest of the way. Their largest leadof the game, 24 points at 64-40, came with 58 second remaining when freshman Amber Litwinko (Kensington, CT) buried a jumper. Litwinko finished with six points.

Melissa DiNino (Waterbury, CT) added 10 points for the winners while Sciarra Brandt (Thomaston, CT) and Jackie Zilnicki (Riverhead, NY) each scored nine points for Western.

Donika Rexhepi lead CCNY, now 1-11, with 14 points.

The Colonials play host to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, January 7. Tip-off is slated for 1 pm and can also be seen at www.LittleEast.TV.

Newspaper Box Score
Western Connecticut vs City College of New York
01/05/12 7:00pm at Nat Holman Gymnasium

WESTERN CONNECTICUT 64, CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK 44

WESTERN CONNECTICUT (9-3, 1-1 LEC)
Carly Murphy 6-13 0-2 15; Melissa DiNino 5-10 0-1 10; Sciarra Brandt 4-10
0-0 9; Jackie Zilnicki 1-6 7-8 9; Stephanie Slonski 4-6 0-1 8; Amber
Litwinko 3-8 0-0 6; Nicole Eanniello 2-6 2-4 6; Kristin Mooney 0-0 1-2 1.
Totals 25-59 10-18 64.

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK (1-11, 0-2 CUNYAC)
Rexhepi, Donika 4-13 6-6 14; Thompson, Alyssa 3-5 2-4 8; Tharkur, Simone 3-5
0-1 6; Rivers, Kendra 2-6 1-2 5; Pressley, Sajidah 1-9 3-4 5; Williams,
Syreeta 2-11 0-0 4; Abreu, Kristal 1-2 0-0 2; Leach, Jennifer 0-1 0-0 0;
Sasson, Michelle 0-1 0-0 0; Vrydaghs, Kristin 0-3 0-0 0; Said, Farah 0-0 0-0
0. Totals 16-56 12-17 44.

Western Connecticut........... 30 34 64
City College of New York...... 16 28 44

3-point goals--Western Connecticut 4-12 (Carly Murphy 3-6; Sciarra Brandt
1-3; Jackie Zilnicki 0-1; Amber Litwinko 0-1; Nicole Eanniello 0-1), City
College of New York 0-2 (Rexhepi, Donika 0-1; Pressley, Sajidah 0-1). Fouled
out--Western Connecticut-None, City College of New York-Tharkur, Simone.
Rebounds--Western Connecticut 39 (Carly Murphy 8; Stephanie Slonski 8), City
College of New York 41 (Thompson, Alyssa 9). Assists--Western Connecticut 18
(Stephanie Slonski 8), City College of New York 8 (Pressley, Sajidah 2;
Rexhepi, Donika 2; Thompson, Alyssa 2). Total fouls--Western Connecticut 13,
City College of New York 16. Technical fouls--Western Connecticut-None, City
College of New York-None. A-100