ALBANY — The Saint Rose women’s basketball team nearly pulled off an upset Saturday of nationally ranked Gannon, but left the game at Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium still winless on the season.
Gannon, ranked No. 12 in the D2SIDA and No. 23 in the WBCA national polls, won 62-56 in a game that saw Saint Rose pull within a point with 7:15 to go after a 3-pointer from Catherine Finnerty.
Gannon, though, stayed in control. After a basket from Nina Fedullo brought Saint Rose within 56-53 with 3:36 left, Gannon scored the game’s next six points and maintained at least a two-possession advantage for the final 3:23.
Saint Rose dropped to 0-5 with the defeat.
Finnerty, a freshman, had a season-high 18 points, while junior Becca Townes added 17 points and eight rebounds for Saint Rose.
Sam Pirosko led Gannon, now 10-1, with 18 points.
The teams will play again Sunday at noon in Albany.