Women's Basketball downs Blazers, 59-47

Sarah Ware

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College women's basketball team overcame a slow start to win 59-47 over visiting Elms College on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference action at the Leicester Gymnasium.

The Hawks of Becker (9-7, 5-3 NECC) were led by junior forward Adrianna Dowdy (East Haven, Conn. / Hill Regional Career) recorded her eighth double-double of the season and her sixth in the last seven games as she scored 15 points with a game-high 19 rebounds, shooting five of nine from the floor. Sophomore forward Sarah Ware (Oakham, Mass. / Quabbin Regional) carried the Hawks for much of the contest, scoring a career-high 16 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Sophomore guard Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) finished with 14 points, five rebounds and three steals. Collectively, Becker shot 37.5 percent from behind the arc.

Senior guard Mackenzie LaRochelle (Chicopee, Mass. / Chicopee Comp.) led the Blazers of Elms (5-9, 4-4 NECC) with 10 points, six rebounds and three steals. Junior forward Niah Pantry (New Haven, Conn. / Career) finished with a team-high 14 rebounds while scoring eight points.

After coming out of halftime tied at 20-20, the Hawks started to pull away in the third, going up by ten off a pair of free throws by Dowdy with 1:21 to go in the quarter. Dowdy and Harrison combined to go five for five from the floor in the fourth, as the Blazers never threatened again.

Becker is back on the court on Tuesday when they play host to Bay Path University at 7:00 p.m. Elms host Wheelock in their next game, also on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

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