Balanced scoring paces Hofstra women's basketball

Through the Hofstra women’s basketball team’s first 14 games the Pride have had had many leading the pack on the offensive end of the floor.

When Amma Onyeuku led Hofstra in scoring with 14 points in a 84-70 loss at Georgia State Sunday she became the fifth Pride player to be at the top of the box score this season.

The top scorer mantle has been held down the majority of the Hofstra's first 14 games by Shante Evans (8) but other Pride scorers have also emerged throughout the season. Junior guard Nicole Capurso led Hofstra in scoring three times, including twice in the last three games, while backcourt teammate Kate Loper’s solid perimeter play has enabled the Idaho native to lead the Pride in points twice thus far. Sophomore guard Candice Bond has also added some offense to her already staunch defensive play and tied with Capurso as Hofstra’s leading scorer with 13 points in an 89-73 win over Fairfield on Dec. 5.

“We have a lot of offensive power,” said Hofstra women’s basketball head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey during a Colonial Athletic Association teleconference on Tuesday. “I love the balanced scoring.”

While Kilburn-Steveskey said it is a positive how many of her players have emerged as leading scorers this season, she also wants there to be a main go-to force or two to get the ball two in key situations down the stretch.

After an 8-1 start Hofstra has lost four of its last five and will try and get back on the winning track Thursday afternoon at home against Northeastern starting at Noon.

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