Pacific Women's Basketball Falls at Fordham
University of the Pacific women's basketball team dropped its second game in New York as Fordham University shot 56 percent to take the game 84-63 Sunday at Rose Hill Gym. Senior KiKi Moore scored 20 points, while senior Shanice Butler scored a season-high 12 points with six rebounds.
Junior Kendall Kenyon added 10 points, while junior Madison Parrish chipped in nine.
Pacific falls to 2-2 on the season after opening the year with a pair of home wins.
Fordham connected on 28-of-50 from the field, 56 percent, and 19-of-24 (79 percent) from the free throw line in the game.
The Tigers converted 15 of 30 second-half shots, but fell into a first-half hole by connecting on 9-of-32.
Parrish drove to the hoop and finished while being fouled as the Tigers drew first blood. Fordham answered with eight-straight points before Moore knocked down a three-pointer from the wing. Fordham stretched the lead to 15-9 with 15:35 to go in the first as fouls calls piled up early.
Shanice Butler scored inside twice, but a three-pointer from Fordham's Samantha Clark gave the Rams an 24-15 lead. Fordham connected on seven of its first 10 shots to build the nine-point advantage.
The Tigers couldn't get going offensively, with three minutes elapsing between field goals by Sam Pettinger and a three from Moore.
Fordham closed the half with a 13-4 run, to stretch the lead to 45-26 at the break.
Pacific shot 28 percent from the field in the first half (9-of-32), while the Rams connected at a 67 percent clip (14-of-21).
Moore led the Tigers at intermission with eight points, while Shanice Butler added seven points off the bench. Parrish added six points in the first-half.
Moore posted a lay-up to open the second half, but Fordham hit 7-of-11 shots at the start of the half to stretch their lead to 31, at 65-34. Heard and Kenyon tallied inside, and Kenyon knocked down a three-pointer.
The Tigers struggled from the free throw line, hitting just 3-of-10 in the half.
Hailie Eackles and Erin Butler struck from long distance as Pacific pulled within 75-52 with 4:01 to go.
Parrish added a three and Moore scored in transition as the Tigers whittled it down to 82-61, but time ran out as Pacific fell to 0-2 on the road trip.
The Tigers will return to Stockton to face Arizona 5 p.m. Saturday in the Spanos Center as part of a doubleheader with the Pacific men's team.