NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Southern Connecticut State University women’s basketball team fell to Southern New Hampshire University, 82-73 at Moore Field House. The Owls fall to 7-9 overall and 1-7 in the Northeast 10, while the Penmen improve to 10-6 overall and 3-5 in the NE10.

Senior Imani Wheeler (Dumfries, Va.) had a game-high 18 points, six assists and two steals, while shooting 8-for-14 from the field. Redshirt junior Jessica Fressle (Levittown, N.Y.) tallied 17 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Amani Boston (Dorcester, Mass.) collected 14 points and five assists shooting 6-for-13 from the field, while redshirt freshman Alexa Kellner (Stamford, Conn.) tallied 12 points and nine rebounds, shooting 4-for-9 from the field. 

Quarter Scores

Q1: SNH 21, SCS 17

Q2: SNH 42, SCS 36

Q3: SNH 64, SCS 54

Q4: SNH 82, SCS 73

How It Happened

  • After the Southern Connecticut recorded the first points of the game, Southern New Hampshire responded with an 11-2 run over a three-minute span. The Owls increased their offense with a 7-2 run to tie the game. The remainder of the quarter saw the Penmen narrowly outscore the Owls 10-8, which gave them a four-point lead at the end of the first.
  • After Southern New Hampshire increased their lead to 25-21 with 7:49 remaining, the Owls went on a 9-2 run to take a 30-27 lead. Southern New Hampshire would end the half on a 15-6 run to take a 42-36 lead into the locker room. 
  • To begin the third quarter, the Owls went on a 14-8 run to tie the game at 50 with 4:39 remaining. Southern New Hampshire outscored the Owls 14-4 over the last 4:30 minutes to take a 64-54 lead at the end of the quarter. 
  • Southern Connecticut would battle back to cut Southern New Hampshire’s lead to 64-63, as Kellner went on a personal 9-0 run on the strength of three three-pointers. The Owls would again cut the lead down to a single possession, as Southern New Hampshire led 69-67 with 3:21 remaining, but Southern New Hampshire went on a 13-6 run to finish the game. 


  • Imani Wheeler has recorded double-digit points in four of her last five games and has tallied four or more assists in four-straight games. 
  • In her last four games, Wheeler has shot 55% from three-point range and averages 16.0 points per game. 
  • Alexa Kellner’s nine rebounds tied a career-high that she previously set on Dec. 14, 2019 against Chestnut Hill. 
  • Kellner has registered double-digit points in two of her last three games. 
  • Southern Connecticut’s 73 points were the second highest point total scored this season. Their highest came against Bloomfield on Nov. 10, 2019 when they scored 100.


Up Next

The Owls will host Saint Michael’s College on Saturday, Jan. 18 for a 1:30 p.m. Northeast 10 battle at Moore Field House. 

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