AMSTERDAM, Netherlands/PARIS, France – (Aug. 28) Seattle University women’s basketball traveled from Amsterdam to Paris on Monday, arriving in France for their second of three games on the program’s European tour. The Redhawks came away with a 75-69 victory at Sannois.
On Sunday, the Redhawks visited Zaanse Schans in Amsterdam. The site is known for its windmills, as well as its clog factory and cheese warehouse. It is located near the river Zaan in the Netherlands.
The team hit the road for Paris on Monday, taking a bus down the A1 highway south. After driving through Belgium, SU arrived in France’s capital city. With a packed itinerary in the remaining days of the trip ahead, the Redhawks quickly headed out for their game at Sannois.
Seattle U was slow at the start, as the hosts took an early lead. Sannois grabbed a 21-19 edge through the first quarter. SU looked better in the second frame, but the home side still held a 38-33 lead at halftime.
The Redhawks burst with energy in the third quarter, running the floor and keeping Sannois to one opportunity on the offensive end. Alexis Montgomery and Ashlyn Lewey keyed the scoring as SU posted 22 points in the period, swinging the contest and giving SU a 55-46 margin through 30 minutes.
"I thought we played to our strengths in the third quarter," said Coach Suzy Barcomb. "Kallin Spiller and McKenzi Williams were both good for us. It's going to be a learning process this season. Hopefully this is prepping us for things to come."
In the fourth, Seattle U stretched its lead to 20, as Lewey and Maddi Dopplick both hit from outside several times. Sannois kept working, though, and trimmed its deficit to four in the closing seconds. SU ran the clock out, however, earning a 75-69 decision.
Montgomery put up 19 points, while Lewey scored 13. Jacinta Beckley added 12 points and Dopplick tallied 10.
SU will tour Paris Tuesday and then play at Sceaux at 7 p.m. local time.