MANCHESTER, NH –The Southern New Hampshire University Penmen women’s basketball team fell for the first time this season, losing 74-63 at home to local rival Saint Anselm.
Saint Anselm opened with a 13-2 run, a lead the Penmen reduced down to four by the end of the first quarter. The Hawks quickly brought their lead back up to 10 after just over two minutes in the second frame, but the Penmen continued to keep things close, bringing the matchup back within just two baskets at the half.
The Penmen tied things up twice in the third but were unable to take a lead as the Hawks pulled away with 27 fourth quarter points.
Saint Anselm’s Ryan Shannon led all players with 25 points, as Ryan and teammate Peyton Steinman’s 33 combined rebounds came just short of equaling SNHU’s team total.
Kylie Lorenzen led the way for the Penmen, collecting 20 points while going 8-for-16 from the field.
With the loss, both teams are now 6-1 on the year, one game behind undefeated Bentley, who won at Franklin Pierce shortly after the conclusion of proceedings in Manchester.