NORTH ANDOVER — The Merrimack women's basketball team fell 62-50 to Southern Connecticut.
Junior guard Camille Fantini of Andover shined for the winners with eight points, four steals, four rebounds and three assists.
"We really tightened up when we were faced with pressure this afternoon," said Warrior head coach Monique LeBlanc. "We made a lot of bad decisions and their good defense put us on our heels. We just really struggled to run our offense in the second half."
Allison Wagner led the way offensively for the Warriors in just her second game back from injury as she racked up 13 points on 5-9 from the floor and 3-7 from 3-point range. Kelly Schatzlein continued her steady play as she recorded her eighth double-double of the season.
The Warriors had three players score in double figures with Wagner leading the way in her 32 minutes off the bench. Gennifer Roy scored 10 points in 40 minutes of action for the Warriors, marking the third consecutive game she has played all 40 minutes.
The loss drops the Warriors record to 3-11 overall and 2-9 in the Northeast-10 while Southern Connecticut improved to 12-3 and 9-2 NE-10.
Both teams only dressed eight players.
Southern Connecticut men hold on
Wayne Mack's 3-point shot at the buzzer wouldn't fall and Merrimack lost a 60-57 decision to Southern Connecticut.
Aaron Strothers led Merrimack (7-8, 4-7 Northeast-10) with 16 points and Roland Davis added 10 and Mack had nine.
Merrimack took a 57-56 lead with 6:19 to play on a Strothers basket. That was Merrimack's last score of the game and Southern Connecticut (7-8, 5-6) scored the last four — all in the final minute.
The Warriors ended the half on a 10-0 run to take a 35-34 lead into the break. The visitors were 0-8 with three turnovers in the stretch.
Southern Connecticut was led by forward Trevon Hamlett who had a game-high 22 points.