Ashley Pledger scored a season high 32 points but it was not enough as CSE fell at Purchase College 84-74 on Monday night.
The Eagles found themselves trailing early 16-8. Pledger led the charge early on, making two straight layups, followed by a 3 pointer, to cut the lead to 16-15. Danesh Triplett continued her dominating play down low, grabbing 8 of her 13 rebounds in the first half. The Eagles shot well in the first half, making 16 of their 33 shots. Despite their good shooting, they found themselves trailing 43-38 at the break.
In the second half, the Screaming Eagles couldn’t manage to creep much closer. Purchase College quickly went on a 10-0 run to open the lead to 57-40. Cheyenne Grant buried back to back 3 pointers to closer the gap to 59-47. The Eagles managed to get the score to within 6 late in the game, before falling to Purchase 84-74.
Danesh Triplett finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for her 4th double-double of the season. Cheynne Grant also chipped in 13 points, kocking down four 3 pointers. Pledger’s 32 points came on 11-17 from the field including 2-3 from beyond the arc. The Eagles return to action on Wednesday when they host Penn St. Berks at 7 P.M.