Alyssa Dunn ’13
Five starts in five games, 164 minutes played
24/49 field goals, 26/28 free throws
Alyssa Dunn ’13 has played a critical role in the resurgence of the women’s basketball team in its young season. After suffering tough losses in their first two games of the season against Xavier and Saint Francis (Pa.), the Bison have won three straight games against Canisius, Niagara and Morgan State.
In the win against Canisius, Dunn scored 22 points, setting her personal record. But in the game against Niagara just four days later, she broke her record by scoring 23 points, going 6-12 from the field and making all eight of her free throws. She also made all three of her attempted shots from behind the three-point line. As if that wasn’t enough, she also had a career-best six assists.
“My teammates found me in good positions to score, and we were able to create transition baskets with our defense,” Dunn said.
Dunn continued her hot streak against Morgan State, scoring 15 points to lead the team in that category, including another perfect night at the free throw line, going nine for nine. Not only did she put up impressive numbers, but she also performed her best when she was needed the most. She scored all but three of her points in the second half to help the Orange and Blue make a comeback.
In the Patriot League, Dunn ranks third in scoring (15.6 points per game), first in free throw percentage (.929) and sixth in field goal percentage (.490), assists (3.6 per game) and assist/turnover ratio (1.1).
Dunn and the Bison will look to continue their prime performance when they take on Buffalo tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Davis Gym.