Dowdy sets rebounds record as Women's Basketball succumbs to Mitchell

Adrianna Dowdy

NEW LONDON, Conn. --- The Becker College women's basketball team finished their regular season with a 41-39 loss at Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action on Saturday afternoon at the Yarnall Athletic Center in New London, Connecticut.

Senior forward Adrianna Dowdy (East Haven, Conn. / Hill Regional Career), who entered the day with exactly 1000 career rebounds, passed former Becker great Dawn Fitzpatrick as Becker's all-time leading rebounder. Dowdy pulled down her eighth board of the day off a defensive rebound with 1:11 to go in the second quarter, breaking Fitzpatrick's old record of 1007. Dowdy finished the day with 1013 career rebounds.

THE BASICS
February 16, 2019
Yarnall Athletic Center, New London, Conn.
Score: Mitchell 41, Becker 39
Records: Becker (18-7, 15-3 NECC) | Mitchell (16-9, 15-3 NECC)

FOR THE HAWKS
• Dowdy finished the day with a game-high 13 rebounds to go along with seven points.
• Junior guard Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) led Becker with a team-high 10 points.
• Junior forward Sarah Ware (Oakham, Mass. / Quabbin Regional) finished with nine points, three rebounds and three steals.
• Senior forward Ciara McKissick (Charlton, Mass. / Shepherd Hill Regional) pulled down six rebounds with two steals.
• Becker outshot Mitchell from behind the arc, 23.1 percent to 10 percent.

FOR THE MARINERS
• Freshman forward Amina Wiley (New Rochelle, N.Y. / New Rochelle) led Mitchell with 13 points and three rebounds.
• Freshman guard Le'Sandra Turner (New Rochelle, N.Y. / New Rochelle) posted 10 points, five rebounds and three steals.
• Freshman forward Ramzie Jones (East Hartford, Conn. / East Hartford) scored eight points with five rebounds off the bench.

TURNING POINT
• In one of the most bitterly contested games of the season, Harrison buried a three-pointer to put the Hawks up by five with 3:55 to go in the fourth. But the Mariners closed out the game on a 7-0 run, including a free throw by Turner in the closing seconds. Becker was unable to get a shot off with three seconds left.

UP NEXT
With the loss, Becker now projects as the third seed in the upcoming NECC Championship Tournament. Stay tuned for official time and date.

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