Knights women's basketball drop 69-49 decision at Union
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 1:21 am

Schenectady, NY - Although some solid runs put the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team in position for a comeback, a pair of scoreless droughts proved to doom the Golden Knights against Union College, as the Green and Gold fell 69-49 to the Dutchwomen Friday night.

The Golden Knights fell to 8-15 overall on the season and 3-12 in the Liberty League, while Union pushed its mark to 12-11 and 8-7. Clarkson will close out the season tomorrow against Rensselaer.

Clarkson scored on its first possession of the contest, a lay up from Raeanne Clabeaux (New Woodstock, NY). After a pair of free throws gave Clarkson its only lead of the ballgame, the Knights went on a nine-minute stretch without a field goal, finally breaking the dearth of field goals on a jumper from Leighann Tomita (Cerritos, CA). By that point, Clarkson trailed by double figures and would never get closer.

After trailing at the half by 20 points, Clarkson would get within 18 points on a handful of occasions. However, it was a 3-pointer from Marissa Pelosi (Medfield, MA) which brought Clarkson back within striking distance late in the contest, pulling the Knights within 13 points (58-45) with 5:33 remaining in the game. Unfortunately for Clarkson, the team would get only four free throws down the stretch and could not complete an overwhelming comeback.

Clabeaux finished with 10 points to lead the Golden Knights, while Tomita tossed in eight points to go along with three assists and three steals. For Union, Brittney Kenney had 17 points and Kate Thompson added 14 points. Union held a 40-24 advantage in rebounds while shooting 48 percent from the floor to Clarkson's 33 percent.