NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's basketball team steadily pulled away and went on to defeat visiting Lyndon State, 76-53, in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader at the Tripp Athletic Center Thursday evening.
The Corsairs scored the first nine points of the game and went on to take a 35-23 halftime lead. UMD made 45.7 per cent of their shots in the first half, while holding Lyndon State to 37 per cent. UMass Dartmouth extended their lead after the intermission, building a 25 point advantage, 63-38, with 7:38 remaining.
Senior forward Colleen Moriarty (Canton, MA/Canton High) led the Corsairs in scoring, making nine of 13 shots from the field and finishing with 26 points. Junior forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton High) added 16 points, while senior guard Shannon Singletary (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) scored 10. Senior forward Donna Lawson (Irasburg, VT/Lake Region Union HS) led the Hornets with 17 points, while sophomore guard Emily Gray (Quincy, MA/North Quincy HS) added 15.
"We got contributions from everyone tonight," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "We had a good week of practice and game play, and we are ready to hit our remaining schedule. February is the month that separates the best from the rest in the LEC. To be in the mix, we need to go all out every minute of every game."
UMass Dartmouth improved to 15-5 with the victory, while Lyndon State fell to 5-13 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Western Connecticut State in the first game of a Little East Conference doubleheader Saturday. Lyndon State will visit Johnson State Saturday.