Women's Basketball Falls at Fordham

Women's Basketball Falls at Fordham

Bronx, N.Y. - The Pacific women's basketball team dropped its second game in New York as Fordham 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 next Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Spanos Center as part of a doubleheader with the Pacific men's team.