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.