LYNN, MASS. - Junior guard Murphy Carroll stole the show in tonight's 79-57 victory against Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS). Carroll was heading into the game with just 8-points left to reach 1,000 points. Hitting four points in the first quarter, Murphy Carroll was just two shots away from hitting her benchmark. She made a layup in the second quarter and shortly after netted a 3-pointer to hit 1,000 points.
The Falcons improve to 6-8 on the season with the victory over ACPHS who drops to 5-7 on the season.
Fisher took a quick 5-0 lead over the Panthers on a 3-pointer by Skylar Robinson which was followed by a jumper by Murphy Carroll. ACPHS hit two jumpers and a free throw, but the Falcons then went on a 9-0 run to close out the first quarter 16-5.
The second quarter ended in favor of the Panthers, but the Falcons held onto a 33-25 lead heading into half time. Aliyanah McIntosh led the scoring in the second half for Fisher with 7 points, but Murphy Carroll highlighted the quarter hitting her 1,000th point.
The Falcons dominated the 3rd quarter outscoring the Panthers 30-16. Murphy Carroll netting four shots from behind the arc to lead scoring of the quarter with 12 points. Madison Carroll added 7 points for the Falcons in the dominance that quarter.
The fourth quarter was one for the books ending evenly at 16 points. Although the Panters made a comeback, it was a little late to take the victory from the Falcons. Time expired on the clock with the Falcons in possesion of the ball, closing out the victory at 79-57.
Murphy Carroll led the Falcons wiwth 23 points in 28 minutes played. McIntosh finished with a double-double, 19 points and 20 rebounds. Madison Carroll (16 points, 2 rebounds) and Robinson (14 points, 7 rebounds) added to the offense dominance for the Falcons.
The Falcons will return to action Tuesday, January 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Fectuea-Leary Gymnasium in Lynn, Mass. when they play host to SUNY Delhi.