Women's Basketball holds off Dean, 62-51

Ciara McKissick

FRANKLIN, Mass. --- The Becker College women's basketball team won 62-51 at Dean College on Thursday evening in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action at the Pieri Gymnasium in Franklin, Massachusetts.

February 7, 2019
Pieri Gymnasium, Franklin, Massachusetts
Score: Becker 62, Dean 51
Records: Becker (16-6, 13-2 NECC) | Dean (10-12, 8-7 NECC)

• Senior forward Ciara McKissick (Charlton, Mass. / Shepherd Hill Regional) carried Becker for much of the game, finishing with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting. McKissick also pulled down six rebounds and collected two steals.
• Junior guard Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) overcame a slow start to finish with 21 points, four rebounds and five steals.
• Senior forward Adrianna Dowdy (East Haven, Conn. / Hill Regional Career) led the Hawks in rebounding with 12 boards, along with five points, five steals and two steals.
• Junior guard Kelsey Maynard (Millville, Mass. / Tri-County Vocational) scored five points off the bench, going 5-of-8 from the line.
• Junior forward Sarah Ware (Oakham, Mass. / Quabbin Regional) dished out a team-high four assists with 10 rebounds and five points.
• Becker collectively shot 36.8 percent from behind the arc, against 26.3 percent for Dean.

• Freshman guard Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass. / Central) led Dean with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
• Senior forward Amanda Miressi (New Rochelle, N.Y. / Sacred Heart) totaled 16 points and five rebounds.

• Coming out of halftime with a 23-17 lead, the Hawks of Becker took control with a late run in the third to go up by 15. In the fourth, the Bulldogs of Dean rallied, scoring seven straight points to open the quarter, ultimately pulling to within three. But Harrison overcame a slow shooting start to hit two big three-pointers down the stretch and Becker made just enough free throws to escape with the win.

The Hawks are back on the court on Saturday when they play host to Bay Path University at 3:00 p.m. as part of Senior Day.

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