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Lady Bulldogs roll to seventh straight win

Gianna Gotti helped keep Brooklyn College perfect in 2023 with another standout performance as the Bulldogs defeated Medgar Evers on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of BC Athletics

A new year continues to bring the same result for the Brooklyn College women’s basketball team: win after win after win and more.

CUNYAC Player of the Year nominee Gianna Gotti amassed 26 points, dished out five assists and amassed a whopping 10 steals on Tuesday night as the visiting Bulldogs went unbeaten in 2023 with a 94-51 win over Brooklyn rivals Medgar Evers in front of 150 fans remained the Cougars Cave.

Gotti, who made 12 of 18 shots and grabbed two rebounds in 21 scintillating minutes, helped BC (11-7, 8-0 CUNYAC) stay perfect in conference play and record their seventh straight win since a 75-60 loss at of Cabrini University on December 30th.

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The 5-foot-5 senior guard certainly wasn’t the only one helping the Bulldogs remain spotless in the league as they pursued their third straight CUNYAC title and another trip to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Dasha Goodman scored 14 points off the bench and Dior Dorsey and Brianna Gutierrez each added 12 points for BC, who will head to Baruch College Friday night.

The BC men weren’t as lucky against the rival Cougars, losing a 65-56 decision despite 17 points from David McFadden and Serge Thraysbule in front of 89 fans Tuesday at the West Quad Center.

The Bulldogs (3-15, 1-7) led 32-30 at halftime before Medgar Evers capitalized on a late 7-0 run to finally pull away 55-45 with 2:36 remaining.

BC will be back in action on Friday after the women’s game in Baruch.

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Alyssa Fisher became an NEC Prime Performer and led SFC Brooklyn to a big win over St. Francis (PA) at The ARC on Saturday. Photo courtesy of SFC Brooklyn

In local Division I action, Alyssa Fisher continued her breakout senior campaign for St. Francis Brooklyn and earned Northeast Conference Prime Performer honors for the sixth year and third straight week.

The senior guard from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who is averaging nearly 20 points per contest in the league and is second in the NEC standings this year with 16.5 points per game, led the Terriers to a 62-54 -Triumph over the visit of St. Francis (PA) on Saturday at The ARC.

Fisher scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting, hit 6-of-8 free throws, grabbed eight rebounds, and grabbed a steal when SFC (5-13, 4-2 NEC) threw the Red Flash (8- 10, 5-1) suffered their first conference loss of the year and climbed to second place in the NEC within a game.

Semaya Turner added 11 points and Layla Laws added 10 for the Terriers, who will begin a major weekend of rivalry against visiting Wagner on Thursday before heading to Long Island University for the annual Battle of Brooklyn showdown at the Steinberg Wellness Center in Saturday visit downtown.

The Sharks (2-17, 0-7) will be looking to end a 16-game losing streak before welcoming the Terriers when they welcome Sacred Heart to the Wellness Center on Thursday.

Graduate student Shyan Mwai had a team-high 17 points on Saturday, but LIU dropped a 56-49 decision against Stonehill in North Easton, Massachusetts.

On the men’s side, Jacob Johnson scored 12 points and Marko Maletic added 10 points in the Sharks’ eighth straight loss, a 58-42 setback against Central Connecticut State in front of 215 fans on Flatbush Avenue.

Jacob Johnson’s 12 points on Sunday weren’t enough to help LIU stave off an eighth straight loss to the Central Connecticut state visit. Photo courtesy of LIU Athletics

The Sharks (2-18, 0-8) will look to end their tumble and claim their first NEC win of the season at Sacred Heart on Thursday before visiting arch-rivals SFC on Saturday for the crown of the Battle of Brooklyn to win.

The Terriers (9-11, 2-5) lost their second consecutive Sunday afternoon to Merrimack, 63-55, at The ARC.

Trey Quartlebaum scored 17 points and knocked down 4 of 6 3-pointers and Zion Bethea added 11 for SFC, who will visit Wagner on Thursday before hosting LIU on Saturday in a game that will be televised at 5 p.m CBS Sports Network will be broadcast

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