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Nova Shoots its Way Past Lafayette

Nov. 24, 2013

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  1 2 F
Villanova 29 31 60
Lafayette 28 5 33

 Box Score | Box Score (PDF)  


 Stat Comparison LC Nova
 Points 33 60
 FG Made-Attempted 12-51 22-64
 FG Percentage 23.5 34.4
 3P Made/Attempted 3-13 10-37
 3P Percentage 23.1 27.0
 FT Made-Attempted 6-10 6-8
 FT Percentage 60.0 75.0
 Rebounds 36 48
 Turnovers 15 8

 Individual Leaders
 Scoring Totals
 LC - O'Hare
 Nova - Coyer
 LC - Fiacco 9
 Nova - Edwards 14
 LC - Fiacco 2
 Nova - Kane 8
 LC - Peabody 2
 Nova - Coyer 3
 LC - Fiacco, Loughney 1
 Nova - Wilkes 1

Villanova, Pa. – Villanova used 10 three-pointers to shoot its way past the Leopards, 60-33 on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats knocked down 10-of-37 from beyond the arc, as they improved to 5-0 on the season. Lafayette suffered its first loss this campaign after opening the season, 4-0.

Both teams struggled shooting the ball early, shooting a combined 1-14 in the first five minutes, but Lafayette held a 2-0 advantage at the first media timeout. Out of the timeout, Villanova went on a 21-5 run over the next six minutes to take a 21-8 lead. Jamie O’Hare slowed the run with a three at the 10 minute mark of the first half.

After starting 0-6 from the field, Villanova scored 26 points in a span of 7:22, shooting 10-14 during the stretch. Lafayette went on a run of its own to slice the deficit to four, going on an 11-0 spurt over the next five minutes, making it 26-24 with three minutes to play in the opening half.

Linnel Macklin converted a three-point play with 50 seconds to play in the half to cut the Villanova lead to one. Lafayette closed the half on a 15-3 run and went into the break down, 29-28.

Villanova started the second half on a 9-4 run to push its lead to six, 38-32, at the 13:54 mark of the second half. Villanova took an 11 point advantage midway through the second half. The Wildcats used a 10-0 run, while Lafayette missed eight straight shots, to build a 13-point lead, 45-32, with under eight minutes to play.

The run went to 16-0, as Villanova knocked down its ninth three-pointer of the afternoon, to push the Wildcat edge to 50-32 with 5:57 left in the second period. Another three from the Wildcats, made it, 53-33 at the 5:21 mark. Villanova maintained a double digit advantage over the final five minutes and went on to win, 60-33.

The Leopards struggled from the field shooting 24 percent on the day. O’Hare led Lafayette with nine points, followed by Danielle Fiacco’s eight points and nine rebounds. Villanova had four players in double figures, led by Kavunaa Edwards 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Lafayette remains on the road for its next three games, including a pair on Chicago, Wednesday against Northwestern and Friday against Loyola Chicago.