Women’s Basketball Downed 92-32 by Old Westbury in Dr. Betty Shabazz Tournament Championship

stephany ferreira shoots thee ball

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team fell in the championship round of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Tournament hosted by Medgar Evers College Sunday afternoon—losing 92-32 to SUNY Old Westbury in the finale.

The Panthers outscored SVC by five in the first quarter before a 34-7 second gave Old Westbury a comfortable cushion which was carried to the win.

Southern Vermont (1-4) is back at it on Tuesday when the Mountaineers host New England College for a 6 p.m. non-conference tip.

SVC was led offensively by sophomore Sarah Poirier (Ferrisburgh, Vt.) who had 13 points, and junior Maddy Main (Bennington, Vt.) added 12 points and a team-best seven rebounds in the effort.

Poirier drilled a triple early into the first to make it a one-point Panther lead, but Old Westbury converted from the free throw line to take a 13-7 lead into the second. 26 unanswered points from the Panthers then gave Old Westbury a clear look at the tournament title.

Main would add six points and three rebounds in the fourth quarter, but the Panthers' solid shooting saw them pull away with the win.