Senior Madison Rowland scored a game-high 23 points, 14 of which came in the game’s final period, when the Knights outscored the Bears by ten to overcome what had been a two-point deficit three quarters in.
Madison also snared a game-high 15 rebounds and blocked seven shots.
MacKenzie Rowland and Beth Bonin both fought through subpar shooting performances to provide support on the offensive end, scoring 12 points and 10, respectively.
MacKenzie added 13 rebounds for her league-leading thirteenth double-double.
The night also honored the life of Hall of Fame basketball coach Pat Summitt, who passed away in 2016.
Summitt recorded an incredible 1,098 wins while coaching at the University of Tennessee to become women basketball’s all-time leader, before retiring in 2011 and battling through the final years of her life with Alzheimer’s disease.
Queens improved its record to 9-1 in East Coast Conference games and is now 16-3 on the year. NYIT fell to 4-6 in ECC-play and 10-8 overall following the loss.
The Knights will push for nine in a row on Wednesday night when they take on Mercy at Westchester Community College.
Tyree White’s shot lifted the Queens College men to a frenetic, come-from-behind 72-70 victory over NYIT to cap Saturday’s “Play 4 Pat” doubleheader. White led the team with a game-high 23 points, including the four he made in the game’s final twenty seconds.
The men go for three wins in a row after the women against Mercy at Westchester Community College at 7:30 p.m.