Past Features

February 20, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 2)

Lehman Wins Tight Game—and Championship Berth

Sally Nnamani
Sally Nnamani
Sally Nnamani scored 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead #3 seed Lehman into the championship game against John Jay College in the 2007 CUNY Athletic Conference / Con Edison Women's Basketball Championship.

Lehman (18-9 overall) almost saw its dream season come to an end, when, after losing an eight-point lead, senior guard Kathy Santiago turned the ball over with 17.4 seconds remaining. Following the turnover, John Jay guard Vanessa Rivera nailed a three-point shot to give the Bloodhounds a 58-57 lead. With the Lightning trailing by one point, Lehman turned to Nnamani, the sophomore MVP, who responded by slashing to the basket, and being fouled with one second remaining. Nnamani then converted on one of two free throws to send the game into an extra session.

The overtime period saw Lehman take over, as the Lightning outscored John Jay 13-3 to put the game away. Tiara Carroll added 16 points, including seven in overtime, while Monique Sampson tallied 10 points, 11 rebounds, and six steals for the Lightning (18-9).

Sha-Kia Hart netted 17 points and grabbed four steals, while Lashannen Hogue poured in 16 points and snagged 20 rebounds for John Jay (18-9).

Lehman, making its first title game appearance in five years, will take on defending champion and #1 seed Baruch College in the final game on Friday, February 23, at 5:30 pm on the campus of the City College of New York.

Friday, February 23, 2007, 5:30 p.m. at the Nat Holman Gymnasium on the City College Campus, 138th Street and Convent Avenue.

For ticket information, call 718-960-7175 or stop by the APEX, Suite 246. Some complimentary tickets are still available. Tickets will also be sold at the door ($3, students; $5, all others).