Lafayette Leopards Women's Basketball vs. American (03/01/2008)
Lafayette vs. American
March 1, 2008
The Lafayette women fell to American on Senior Night, as Vanessa Van de Venter, Brittany Purr, Maureen Johnson and Val Gomez were all honored by their coaches and teammates. American got on the board first, sparking a 7-0 run before the Leopards answered with a LaKeisha Wright basket, making the score 7-2 at 14:31. Though the Eagles would go up by nine early in the first half, the Leopards closed the half with a 13-0 run to trim the American lead to two (22-20). In the second half, the teams exchanged leads multiple times, until two Emily Garner free throws with 1:26 on the clock made it 50-48 in favor of the Leopards. Two Eagle free throws tied the game and sent it into overtime. In the extra period, the Leopards jumped to a quick lead, and a Wright jumper at 1:52 kept the score knotted at 55. A Purr basket brought the Leopards within one (58-57), but they couldn't pull off the upset and fell to American 60-57. Van de Venter led the Leopards with 15, and was joined in double figures by Garner (12) and Wright (11).
Lafayette 57, American 60 (OT)