Women’s Basketball: Aggies Clinch Playoff Berth
Feb 21, 2008
Delaware Valley College 67, FDU-Florham 56: Aggies Clinch Playoff Berth, Donohue Breaks Career 3-Point Record
Moira Donohue became Delaware Valley College's all-time leader in 3-pointers, and the Aggies clinched a Freedom Conference playoff berth with a 67-56 home victory over FDU-Florham.
With the win, Delaware Valley improved to 13-11 overall, 7-4 and tied with King's College for second place in the Freedom. Those teams meet in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, with the winner clinching a home playoff game. The loser will finish in either the third and fourth spot depending on how FDU-Florham (15-9, 6-5) fares at home on Saturday against Wilkes. The conference playoff berth is the sixth for the Aggies in the last eight years.
Donohue's last regular-season game at home was a memorable one for the senior guard as her three pointer with 7:03 remaining was the 183rd of her career, breaking the 1995 graduate Kate Monahan's record. Donohue hit a trio of 3-pointers in the game to up her season total to 70 and just three shy of breaking All-American Alisa DiBonaventura's record from the 2000-01 campaign. She finished the evening with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Delaware Valley led from start to finish, including a 31-16 advantage at the break as they held FDU-Florham to 25 percent shooting from the field in the first 20 minutes. The Devils scored the first bucket of the second half, but the Aggies scored 11 of the next 13, including five by Donohue, to take a 42-20 lead with 14:58 remaining. FDU-Florham got as close as 10 on two occasions, both in the final minutes of the contest.
In addition to Donohue, seniors Jen McCarthy and Brooke Dittmar had big outings in their final home regular-season contest. McCarthy netted a career-high 14 points, while Dittmar had eight points and 13 boards and moved into seventh place on the school's all-time rebounding list (593). Freshman Brittany Battinieri also hit double digits with 15 points.
Emily Cerankowski paced FDU-Florham with 15 points while Kate Daly, Shealyn Taggart and Courtney Young notched nine points apiece. Taggart also grabbed 13 rebounds.
Athletic information is provided courtesy of Matt Levy, Sports Information Director. For more information on DelVal Athletics, please visit the department's home page.