LEICESTER, Mass. – The Becker College women's basketball team topped the visiting Blazers of Elms College by a score of 65-52 in Saturday afternoon New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action.
February 2, 2019
Score: Becker 65, Elms 52
Records: Becker (14-6, 11-2 NECC) | Elms (10-10, 6-7 NECC)
FOR THE HAWKS
- Junior forward Sarah Ware (Oakham, Mass. / Quabbin Regional) led the Hawks with 15 points, going 6-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe. She also picked up two rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the win.
- Senior forward Adrianna Dowdy (East Haven, Conn. / Hill Regional Career) followed with nine points, a game-high 12 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.
- Jazlyn Contreras (Pawtucket, R.I. / St. Mary Academy Bay View) and Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) each had eight points for the Blue and White.
- Ciara McKissick (Charlton, Mass. / Shepard Hill Regional) logged 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals and chipped in five points.
- In addition to Dowdy and McKissick, Contreras also had five dimes.
- Off the bench, Katey Anderson (Beachwood, N.J. / Toms River) scored six points, while Riley Berry (Margate, Fla. / Piper) and Kelsey Maynard (Millville, Mass. / Tri-County Vocational) each had five.
- Becker shot 41.1% (23-56) from the field and 42.9% (3-7) from three-point range.
- On defense, Becker caused 30 Blazer turnovers, in turn scoring 28 points off the turnovers.
FOR THE BLAZERS
- Molly Moulton (North Adams, Mass. / Drury) scored a game-high 21 points for the Blazers, going 7-for-10 from the field. She also recorded six boards, three assists and a steal.
- Niah Pantry (New Haven, Conn. / Career) was the Blazers' rebounding leader with 12. She also denied three Hawk shots and logged six points on the offensive end.
- Angelica Peguero-Flores (Springfield, Mass. / Putnam) notched 10 points with seven rebound, two blocks and a steal.
- McKenzie Huria (Terryville, Conn. / Terryville) registered six points.
- Regina LeBlanc (Enfield, Conn. / Enfield) chipped in four points with a game-high seven assists and a team-best three steals.
- The Blazers shot 36.5% (19-52) from the field, and 41.7% (5-12) from beyond the arc. They made just 9-of-23 (39.1%) free throws.
- Elms held a 44-30 margin in rebounds.
- The first quarter saw four ties and four lead changes until Becker ended the period with a 7-2 run to hold a 22-17 lead heading into the second quarter.
- The first basket of the second quarter came from Peguero-Flores with 5:41 remaining which cut the Hawks' lead to just three. Berry followed with a triple and the Hawks slowly pushed further away as they went into the locker rooms ahead 38-30 at the half. Ware went 5-for-5 from the floor in the first half.
- Becker held off the Blazers in the third and fourth quarters. The Hawks held their largest lead of 15 succeeding an Anderson three-pointer with 51 seconds to go in the third quarter.
The Hawks are home again on Tuesday (Feb. 5) and will host Eastern Nazarene in a 7 p.m. tilt. The Blazers return home on the same date and will entertain Mitchell in a 7 p.m. matchup.
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