NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Senior Jasmine Brandon (Jersey City, NJ) posted a double-double to lead The College of New Rochelle Women’s Basketball team to a win over Purchase College, 59-53, in a non-conference game at the CNR Wellness Center on Friday.
In the first quarter, New Rochelle (4-6) jumped out to a 9-4 lead, including four points by Brandon. Purchase (0-7) fought back, scoring the next 11 points to take a 15-9 advantage. Late in the period, Brandon had a layup, and sophomore Chelsea Thomas (Bronx, NY) sank a three-pointer, cutting the deficit to 17-14 at the intermission.
Senior JaNasha King (Jersey City, NJ) made a three-pointer to tie the score in the first minute of the second period, and another three-pointer by Thomas handed the Blue Angels an eight-point advantage, 29-21. Purchase scored five unanswered and narrowed the lead to 32-30 at halftime. Brandon reached her double-double by leading the Blue Angles with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the first half
The second half saw back-and-forth action, and the lead changed hands three times in the third period. CNR was held to nine points in the third quarter and trailed, 45-41 entering the fourth.
New Rochelle dominated the fourth period, outscoring the Panthers by a margin of 18-8. King converted a three-point attempt with eight minutes to play, sparking a 7-0 run for CNR. Purchase held the margin to six points with two and a half minutes to play, but the Blue Angels held the visitors to a last-second layup as their only points down the stretch.
Brandon led all players with 24 points and 18 rebounds. King reached double figures with 12 points, while Amirror Dixon (New Rochelle, nY) added 10 points and a team-high four assists. Thomas also dished out four assists, adding eight points to the scoreboard.
For Purchase, Elizabeth Osowiecki (18 points), Allison Haugh (16 points) and Sierra Sangetti-Daniels (11 points), all scored in double-figures.
Up next, the Blue Angels travel to Albertus Magnus College on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.