Women's Basketball

Peacocks Honor Four Seniors in Home Finale Against Manhattan

Peacocks Honor Four Seniors in Home Finale Against Manhattan

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Saint Peter's women's basketball team said their goodbyes in the last home game of the season in Friday's match-up against Manhattan. Senior Alyssa Velles led the team with 11 points in the 60-39 loss against the Jaspers.

Just before tip-off, seniors Talah Hughes, Sam Meier, Alyssa Velles and Sajanna Bethea were recognized for their hard work as student-athletes over their four years at Saint Peter's. The four were presented with framed photos and flowers and posed for photos with their family and friends at half court.

"They were the first four we brought here and they have done everything you want seniors to do at this program," said assistant coach Phyllis Mangina. "They work hard daily, they have been great with our younger players, they are just really good young people and they will be very successful as they move forward."

The Peacocks ended the first half trailing the Jaspers 30-17. Sajanna Beathea led the Peacocks with six points and Talah Hughes followed with four points. The Peacocks shot 27.3 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from the free throw line.

In the second half the Peacocks shot 73.5 percent from the free throw line. Velles led the team with eight points alone out of the nine scored in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Haley Dalonzo led with five points, Pero had four and Hughes added three points. The Peacocks ultimately fell 60-39.

Saint Peter's will wrap up the 2017-18 season at Siena on Sunday, February 25. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.