Sophomore guard Aleesha Powell hit a floater in the lane with 2.3 seconds left lifting Iona to a 60-58 over Niagara, earning her the tasti D-lite Smooth Player of the Game.
Although Powell started off slowly, going 0-6 from the floor in a scoreless first half, she came through with a big second half performance, highlighted by an 11 point effort, including the game winning bucket. The Gaels were kept in this game thanks in large part to Damika Martinez (16 pts, 6 reb) and Joy Adams (17 pts, 15 reb), who guided the Gaels through a sluggish offensive first half. But Powell emerged in the second half, adding a third scoring option, and securing the Gaels second straight conference win with her late game heroics.
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