Cardinals bounce back in second round of Shootout series

Sammy Robinson scored 24 points to help Fisher past RIT. (Fisher Athletics photo)

The Saint John Fisher men’s and women’s basketball teams defeated their Rochester Institute of Technology counterparts in second-round matchups of the Mark’s Pizzeria Crosstown Shootout on Dec. 8.

The men scored an 80-65 victory, rebounding from a loss to nationally ranked University of Rochester two days earlier. In similar fashion, the Lady Cardinals defeated RIT 68-61 in overtime, also following a loss to UR in the first round.

Men’s game

Here’s Cardinal Courier coverage of the men’s contest in a special multimedia report from Caleb Lee.

Women’s results

Behind a career-high 23 points from sophomore Olivia Baumann, Fisher upset the 13th-ranked Tigers, dealing them their first loss of the season.Fisher is now 6-3.

After trailing most of the game, Fisher put together a 9-0 fourth-quarter run and was up by three with a minute to play. But RIT tied it then at 54 points each to force the overtime. After trading several baskets in the extra session, a 7-0 run over the final minute and a half of overtime gave Fisher the 68-61 win.

In addition to high scorer Baumann, key contributors were Alex Riegle with 14 points; Sydney Masna with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists; and Erin Hulbert with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists.

(Information from St. John Fisher Athletics contributed to this report.)

 

 

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