Cayuga Drops Conference Road Game to Broome

Fatimaah Findley led the Spartans with 22 points in their loss to Broome.
Fatimaah Findley led the Spartans with 22 points in their loss to Broome.

The Cayuga Community College Women's Basketball Team continued this season's road struggles on Saturday, falling to conference foe SUNY Broome. 

The Spartans couldn't overcome early foul trouble and 14 three-pointers from Broome (8-14, 4-5), losing 84-57. The teams split the season series after Cayuga defeated Broome by six points earlier this season at Spartan Hall. The loss drops Cayuga to 7-13 on the season and a 3-6 record in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.

The Spartans quickly found themselves down 10-0, but fought back to trail by just three points at the end of the first quarter. However, Cayuga struggled offensively in the second quarter and trailed 45-22 at the break. The Spartans weren't able to chop into the Hornets' lead in the second half.

"That early foul trouble hurt us, and Broome shot the ball great today. But it was the same thing we've run into before this season, where we just struggle offensively in one quarter. We can't get outscored 27-7 in a quarter," said Coach Jim Alberici. "We'll be back to work Monday, and hopefully we'll get a win in our last home game of the season."

Fatimaah Findley led the Spartans' offense with 22 points, including six three-pointers. Tanyea Jansson finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists, and Tori Mandel had nine points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Cayuga returns to Spartan Hall on Wednesday, February 12, to play Finger Lakes Community College (7-14, 3-6) in the Spartans' final home game of the season. Finger Lakes defeated Cayuga 74-66 earlier this season. Tip-off is 5 p.m.