Recap: Women Halt 8-Game Skid With Win Over CCP

Recap: Women Halt 8-Game Skid With Win Over CCP

BLUE BELL, Pa. - Jessica Spano recorded her fifth double-double of the season and Alison Henning scored a season-high 24 points as Montgomery snapped its eight-game losing streak with a 100-33 win over the Community College of Philadelphia in Region XIX action Tuesday evening.

Montgomery placed five other players in double figures as the team notched just its second homecourt win and fourth overall this season. Ironically, the team's last win came back on Nov. 24 at CCP.

The victory also comes on the heels of a pair of blowout road losses the women's team suffered at the hands of the top two teams in Region XIX -- Northampton and Middlesex. The Mustangs were outscored 172-64 by those two opponents.

"This was a much-needed win for us," said Head Women's Basketball Coach Francine Roseman. "This is a determined bunch that battles for 40 minutes each and every game, and I'm proud of them for that."

Montgomery dominated CCP in all phases, exploding for 31 first-quarter points, the last of which came on Linda Sobeck's last-second heave outside of the three-point arc. CCP, meanwhile, managed single digits over the final three quarters after scoring 11 in the opening 10 minutes.

Henning had the hot hand throughout, converting 10 of 15 from the field, including a pair of three-pointers. She also had a team-high nine steals, four assists and four shot blocks.

Spano, meanwhile, made her presence felt at both ends of the court, especially in the paint. She finished with 19 points and grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. This marked her second double-double this month and second against CCP.

Sobeck scored 10 points, dished out three assists and had six steals. Hiba Elrhanjaoui added 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Anna Morgan scored 11 points and chipped in six rebounds, three steals and three shot blocks.

Marisa Christensen tied Henning with a team-high four assists and also pulled down eight rebounds to go along with 10 points, six of which came from beyond the arc. Emma Hagel also finished with 10 points.

The Mustangs finished the game with 50 rebounds, 16 assists and 12 turnovers.

Montgomery is back in action Saturday when it visits Bergen Community College for a noon tip-off.

- By Bob Kent, Sports Information Director