She added 3 assists and 3 steals in 27 minutes on the floor. Prior to this win, the Bobcats romped over Central Connecticut State, 65-43. Fitzpatrick scored 5 points, and was credited with 2 assists and 2 rebounds in 15 minutes.
Fitzpatrick comes from a basketball family. Her father, Gerry, is the Irish senior men’s national coach, while her mother, Mary, formerly played with the Irish women’s senior team.
Siobhan Kilkenny scored in double figures as Manhattan (3-4) split a pair of recent contests. The Castlebar, Co. Mayo, senior scored five points in the last 30 seconds against Binghamton, but that wasn’t enough as the Lady Jaspers fell, 66-65. Kilkenny led the team with 16 points, shooting 6-for-10 from the floor, including 2-for-4 from outside the arc, and 2-for-4 from the foul line. She also had 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks. She then put 17 points on the board in a 76-61 win over Florida A&M. She converted 7 of 13 shots from the floor and was perfect on 3 free throws.
Kate Maher chipped in 5 points as Sacred Heart (4-1) defeated Wagner, 59-43. Maher, a junior from Waterford, shot 2-for-4 from the floor and 1-for-2 from the foul line. Her 23-minute stint also saw her put the clamps on five caroms.
Laura Mullally ran the floor for 29 minutes in Dowling’s 79-73 loss to Adelphi. The sophomore from Athlone, Co. Westmeath, scored 9 points, shooting 4-for-13, including one three-pointer. She also had 3 assists and 2 steals.
George Mason (4-3) gave East Carolina its first loss of the season, 66-56, after seven victories. Senior Jon Larranaga, an Irish National team player, led Mason with a career-high 29 points. He clicked on 11 of 16 field goal attempts and made all three long-distance heaves.
St. Lawrence improved to 4-2 with wins over Ithaca, 73-62, and Alfred, 80-62. Junior Ronan McGarrity scored 7 points in the Ithaca victory, hitting 2-for-3 from the floor (including 1 of 2 three-point attempts) and 2-for-2 from the foul line. His 17 minutes on the floor also saw him come away with 6 boards. The junior from Ballina, Co. Mayo scored 2 points and had 5 rebounds in 14 minutes against Alfred.
Teikyo Post has started the season 2-4. The Eagles feature senior Ronan O’Leary from Derry and Colin O’Reilly, a freshman from Cork. O’Leary, who measures 6-9, had his most productive game of the season in a 78-70 loss to Bloomfield. He scored 9 points on 4-of-13 shooting from the floor and 1-of-2 from the line. He also brought down 9 rebounds, 7 of which fell off the offensive glass. O’Leary, who has started all six games, is averaging 4.3 points per game, while O’Reilly, who has been beset by a leg ailment, is averaging 2.5 points per game.
Barry Kelleher hit for double figures, but Mount Aloysius lost its two most recent contests to drop to 2-6. The Cork sophomore was plagued by foul trouble in an 80-79 loss to Cazenovia. He played only 19 minutes before he was whistled off the floor with his fifth personal foul. He picked up 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Kelleher then scored 14 points on 7-for-14 shooting in a 71-62 loss to Westminster. He also had 4 rebounds. Kelleher is averaging 10.9 points per game.