By John Manley
Siobhan Kilkenny spent part of the early season as a starter on the
Manhattan College women’s basketball team, but lost the role when she proved ineffective. The freshman from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, didn’t let the demotion get her down, however. She’s found her niche by coming off the bench to spark the Lady Jasper offense.
Kilkenny nailed 3-of-6 from the floor, including her only three-point attempt, as she scored seven points in a 79-66 Manhattan victory over Stony Brook.
Kilkenny also had three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
She was then the game’s high scorer in an 88-66 loss to Siena.
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Kilkenny shot 5-of-9 from the field, including 1-of-2 from
long range. She was also 3-of-4 from the foul line to finish with 14 points.
Manhattan is 14-10 overall and 6-9 in the Metro Atlantic Conference.
Susan Moran shot 5-of-10 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 15 points as St. Joseph’s (Pa.) downed Fordham, 77-29.
Moran also had four rebounds in 20 minutes. She followed that with a double-double in a 66-41 win over Massachusetts.
Moran, a junior from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, found the basket on only three of 12 field goal attempts, but she went to the line nine times, sinking eight. She also had 10 rebounds. St. Joe’s improved to
22-4 overall and 13-2 in the Atlantic 10.
Teikyo Post’s Peder Madsen hit the 20-point mark in a couple of recent games. The 6-1 sophomore from Dublin netted 21 points in a 101-88 victory over New Hampshire College.
Twelve of Madsen’s points were delivered from three-point land.
Madsen also had 20 points in Post’s 76-75 loss to Bloomfield College.
Teammate Mick Richardson, a junior from Dublin, scored 10 points in the loss.
Rare are the occasions when Niall Phelan gets to take off the warm-up suit and earn some game minutes, but the 6-3 senior got the chance in Robert Morris’ 86-50 blowout victory over Sacred Heart. Phelan played only five minutes, making his only shot, a three-pointer.
Morris is now 14-11.