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Homan Scores 1,000 Career Point in Loss at AU

Feb. 15, 2014

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18-7, 11-3

  1 2 F
Lafayette 30 31 61
American 31 41 72

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13-12, 7-7

 Stat Comparison AU Laf
 Points 72 61
 FG Made-Attempted 28-68 22-60
 FG Percentage 41.2 36.7
 3P Made/Attempted 3-17 5-16
 3P Percentage 17.6 31.3
 FT Made-Attempted 13-17 12-20
 FT Percentage 76.5 60.0
 Rebounds 42 44
 Turnovers 11 18

 Individual Leaders
 Scoring Totals
 LC - Homan
 AU - George
 LC - Fiacco 14
 AU - Fogg, Dobbs 6
 LC - Loughney 3
 AU - Dumiak 6
 LC - Freeland 2
 AU - George 4
 LC - Fiacco 2
 AU - None 0

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Emily Homan scored her 1,000th career point, but the Leopards fell to American, 72-61, in Patriot League action on Saturday afternoon. The junior became the 16th player in program history to eclipse the 1,000 point mark. Lafayette trimmed the Eagles lead to seven late in the second half, but American was able to maintain its advantage.

Lafayette moved to 7-7 in league play, while the Eagles improved to 11-3. Homan led the Leopards with 14 points and seven boards, while Jamie O'Hare also finished in double digits with 13. Danielle Fiacco tied her season-high with 14 rebounds in the loss. American was led by a trio of players, Geleisha George (21 points), Alexis Dobbs (19 points) and Michelle Holmes (19 points).

The Leopards jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first minute and a half of the game and held an 8-6 advantage at the first media timeout. American took its first lead of the game at the 14:19 mark, 11-10.

Kelly Loughney answered for the Leopards with a driving layup with 13 minutes to go in the half. Back-to-back threes from Linnel Macklin and O’Hare pushed the Leopard edge to six, 21-15. The Eagles used an 11-0 spurt to take a 28-24 lead at the 5:28 mark.

Loughney once again answered for the Leopards, knocking down a three from the top of the key with five minutes to play in the opening frame. Madeline Fahan scored as the half ended and the Leopards entered the break trailing American, 31-30.

American quickly extended its lead at the start of the second half with a 5-0 spurt in the first minute, forcing an early timeout from the Leopards. Out of the timeout, Ti’Asia McGeorge hit a three from the corner to push the deficit to nine, 39-30. Fahan slowed the run with a jumper from the elbow at the 18 minute mark.

Danielle Fiacco made it four in a row for Lafayette with 16:41 to go, but Dobbs countered with a three for the Eagles at the other end. Back-to-back buckets from Fahan and Homan trimmed the American lead to four, 42-38, with 14:31 on the clock.

The Eagles pushed their advantage to 10, 48-38, with 12 minutes to play. American scored on consecutive possessions to extend the lead to 14 at the 9:21 mark. Macklin stopped the drought with a straightaway three with eight and a half minutes left to make it 52-41.

With the Leopards trailing 59-45, Homan registered her 1,000th career point on a layup plus the foul. Lafayette got back within single digits, 61-52, on another Homan bucket at the five minute mark. The two squads exchanged baskets on the next two possessions before a pair of free throws from O’Hare at the four minute mark trimmed the lead to seven, 63-56.

George and Dobbs scored on back-to-back possessions to push the American advantage to 11, but O’Hare answered with a triple for the Leopards with two and a half minutes to play. Dobbs knocked down two from the stripe to extend the Eagle lead to 12, 71-59, and American was able to hold on a beat the Leopards, 72-61.

Lafayette returns to Kirby Sports Center on Wednesday night when it hosts Holy Cross at 7 p.m.