The Manhatten women's team got a successful start to their post-season play, winning their first-round game in the Women's Basketball Invitational event with a 77-54 victory over Robert Morris Wednesday night at their home-court Draddy Gymnasium.
Robert Morris is coached by Sal Buscaglia, who was Manhattan's head coach for several seasons before taking his current position.
Sophomore guard Monica Roeder led the Jaspers with 18 points, while senior guard Alyssa Herrington added 17 points and a career-high eight assists. Senior post player Lindsey Loutsenhizer added 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.
"We love this tournament," said Manhattan coach John Olenowski, on the school's website. "This is the second year in a row we won a home game. We were ready to play. The girls did a great job. They were intense the whole game, and I couldn't be happier about their performance.:
The Jaspers move on to the quarterfinal round of the tournament, where they'll face the winner of tonight's contest between Holy Cross and New Hampshire. The date, time and location for that game will be determined after tonight's result.