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Galway’s Fahy helps struggling Iona women stay close

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Fahy leads Iona in several statistical categories, including scoring (15.6 points per game), rebounds (8 per game), steals (co-high with 18 through nine games) and free throw shooting (80 percent). She is also second on the team in assists with 23.
Iona held tough against Nevada-Las Vegas, although they came out on the down side of a 63-54 verdict. Fahy led the way with 18 points, plunking 6 of 10 field goal attempts. She also made 5 of 7 free throws. She had 9 rebounds and assisted on four baskets.
Returning to the East Coast, the Gaels came up winners against St Francis of Brooklyn, whom they knocked off, 52-45. Fahy’s 23 points were high for the game. She made 7 of 14 from the floor and 9 of 11 from the foul line. She also had 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Fahy’s 13 points in a 48-38 loss to New Hampshire were co-high for the game. She hit 5 of 11 from the floor and 3 of 4 from the stripe. She was also credited with 9 rebounds.
Sacred Heart’s Kate Maher grabbed 8 boards in a 76-49 loss to Marquette. The Waterford junior also contributed 2 points and 3 assists to the losing cause. She had 6 points and as many rebounds in a 73-69 loss to Columbia. She dropped in 1 of 3 from the floor and 4 of 6 from the foul line. Sacred Heart is 4-3.
Manhattan (3-7) lost a pair of contests at Draddy Gym recently. Senior Siobhan Kilkenny scored 7 points in a 68-60 loss to Tulsa. The guard from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, made 3 of 4 from the field, including 1 of 2 from the shoulder of the Major Deegan Expressway. A 71-56 loss to Harvard saw Kilkenny add 9 points on 4 of 13 shooting from the floor and 1 of 3 from the foul line. Her 5 assists were high for the game and her 9 rebounds were high for the Lady Jaspers. She also had 4 steals.
Quinnipiac’s California trip yielded a pair of losses. Kim Fitzpatrick, a sophomore from Waterford, had 4 points and 3 rebounds in the Bobcats’ 101-60 loss to Pepperdine. The next night they were defeated by Tennessee Tech, 78-68. Fitzpatrick, who fouled out, finished with 5 points and 4 assists. She shot 2 of 5 from the floor, including 1 of 3 from long range. Quinnipiac is 4-5.
Dowling split a pair, defeating New Haven, 71-60, then losing to Bentley, 81-76. Sophomore Laura Mullally, from Athlone, Co. Westmeath, scored 9 points in the win, hitting 3 of 8 from the floor, including 1 of 3 from long distance, while making both foul shots. She also managed 3 steals. Mullally came off the bench against Bentley to add 6 points to the Dowling cause. While 0 for 2 from near the rim, she canned 2 of 4 attempts from outside the arc. Dowling is 5-3.

Conor Grace had a double-double in Davidson’s 125-44 laugher over Div. 3 rival Washington & Jefferson. The Dublin sophomore played 20 minutes, scoring 15 points and bringing down 10 caroms. He shot 4 of 9 from the floor, including 1 of 3 from 3-point range, and was perfect on six free throws.
The tables turned for Davidson in their next game, when they fell to No. 4 Arizona, 95-69, in the first round of the Fiesta Bowl Classic. Grace was limited to 21 minutes, due to foul trouble. He was held to 5 points and 5 rebounds. He made 2 of 8 field goal attempts, including 1 of 3 bombs. He also had 3 assists. The consolation game found Davidson down by only two points at halftime to Florida State, but the end result was 82-66, Florida State. Grace was more effective here, throwing in 14 points, which was co-high for the team. He made 5 of 8 field goal tries, which included 4 of 7 3 pointers. Davidson is now 6-3, with Grace averaging 9.1 points per game and 7.2 rebounds.
Twelve was the operative number for Jon Larranaga in George Mason’s victories over Hartford, 55-54, and Delaware, 77-67. The Irish National Team player scored that many points in each contest. He clicked on 3 of 8 from the field (1 of 2 from downtown) in the Hartford squeaker, while draining all five free throws. He also had 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Against Delaware, Larranaga connected on 4 of 8 from the floor, including 2 of 4 3 pointers. He also converted 2 of 4 free throws. His 6 assists led Mason, which improved to 6-4, while winning its first Colonial Athletic Association game of the campaign.
Ronan O’Leary was perfect from the field on three attempts, but little good did Teikyo Post in a 79-73 loss to Mass.-Lowell. The Derry senior added a free throw for 7 points to go with 4 rebounds in 18 minutes of action. Teammate Colin O’Reilly also put 7 points on the board (2-for-5 from the field, including 1 of 2 from downtown, and 2-for-2 from the stripe), while getting the mitts on 9 rebounds.
A subsequent Teikyo loss to Ill.-Springfield, 77-66, saw O’Reilly rack up four personal fouls and a technical foul by halftime. Number five came with just over five minutes left in the second half. In just 13 minutes on the floor, the Dublin freshman scored 4 points on 2-for-3 shooting and he brought down 4 boards. O’Leary also had 4 points, hitting 2 of 7 tries from the floor, while earning credit for 5 rebounds. Post dropped to 2-6 with the losses.
Barry Kelleher came off the bench to score 6 points for Mt. Aloysius (3-6) in an 83-73 triumph over Gettysburg. The Cork sophomore shot 2-for-7 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the foul line. He had 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists in 23 minutes on the hardwood.
Belfast freshman Chris Butler got in for seven minutes in Findlay’s 92-60 rout of Point Park. Butler converted his only field goal attempt as Findlay improved to 9-1.

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