EASTON, Pa. - Sophomore Cecily Carl and junior Emily Kinneston put up a pair of 16-point efforts Thursday evening to propel the American University women's basketball team to a 76-52 victory over Lafayette.
The Eagles now rise to 8-10 for the season and 5-2 in the Patriot League while the Leopards continue the hunt for their first PL victory with an 0-7 conference record, 1-18 overall.
Carl tallied her second double-double of the season on Thursday, helping lead the Eagles with 16 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Kinneston joined Carl with a 16-point tally of her own, while senior Lauren Crisler and sophomore Kaitlyn Lewis contributed 14 points and 12 points, respectively.
Junior Michael Harris came off the bench to help the Eagles deliver one of their best games of the season on the board, contributing seven rebounds to the team total, 43. Junior Maria Liddane once again put up a team-high in assists with eight, while freshman Katie Marenyi came off the bench to distribute four assists of her own.
The Eagles shot 48.4 percent from the field overall and 64.3 percent from the line.
Lafayette put three players in the double-figures, starting with junior Sammy Stipa's 17-point game. Seniors Maia Hood and Harriett Ottewill-Soulsby added another 12 points and 10 points, respectively. Hood and sophomore Alex Cantwell led the Leopards on the boards with seven rebounds each.
Lafayette shot 33.9 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line for the night.
American returns home on Sunday, Jan. 22, for a 1 p.m. tipoff against Holy Cross. That game will also serve as the Eagles' Alumni Day. Tickets to all AU home basketball games are available online at www.aueagles.com/tickets.
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