Furious finish gives SMU women win

Saint Martin's: Dara Zack's 21 points spark Saints past Clan, 70-62

February 4, 2011 

Dara Zack scored six of her team-high 21 points in the final two minutes, helping rally Saint Martin's to a 70-62 basketball victory over Simon Fraser on Thursday in Marcus Pavilion.

Trailing 62-60 with 4:01 to play, Saint Martin’s finished the game with a 10-0 run to pull out the win.

“We hit some big shots when we had to,” Saint Martin’s coach Tim Healy said. “It was a tough win for us.”

Saints senior center Katie Hawkins scored 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting, and Kellie Snyder added 10 points.

“Katie had a huge game for us,” Healy said. “She kept us in it.”

Simon Fraser, with three players at 6-foot-2 and one at 6-5, used its size advantage to get the ball inside and shot 51 percent from the field. Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, a 6-2 sophomore, led Simon Fraser with 23 points and 18 rebounds.

“This is by far the worst game defensively we’ve played since December,” Healy said. “They’re a tough matchup for us because of their size.”

But Simon Fraser went scoreless for the final four minutes, missing its last four shots and turning the ball over twice.

Simon Fraser scored the final 13 points of the first half for a 36-31 halftime lead.


At Simon Fraser 95, Saint Martin’s 92 (OT): Blake Poole led the Saints with 35 points and 21 rebounds but it wasn’t enough to beat the Clan, which outscored SMU 13-10 in overtime. Galen Squiers added 20 points for the Saints on 7-for-13 shooting – 4-for-8 from 3-point range.

The Saints led 43-39 at halftime. It was tied 82-82 at the end of regulation.

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