February 11, 2013

Women's Basketball Downs Eastern Connecticut State, 66-50

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's basketball team defeated visiting Eastern Connecticut State, 66-50, on Senior Night in the first game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at the Tripp Athletic Center Monday evening.

Senior forward Colleen Moriarty (Canton, MA/Canton High) led the Corsairs with a game-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the floor. Junior forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton HS) had 19 points and a game-high four three-pointers for UMD. Sophomore point guard Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, MA/Somerville) joined her teammates in double-figures with 10 points to go with a game-high four assists.

The Warriors were paced by freshman guard Jill Rotrosky (Pittsfield, MA/Pittsfield) who poured in a team high 20 points. Sophomore forward Shannon McCourt pulled down a game-high eleven rebounds for ECSU and chipped in 10 points.

UMass Dartmouth shot 48.2 percent from the floor while limiting Eastern Connecticut State to 37.9 percent. The Warriors held the advantage on the glass, 43-30.

"We committed to leaving it all out on the court in our quest for the third seed in the tournament," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "We know we control our destiny. Eastern is a talented team and they presented a series of match up issues. Colleen did a great job of making quick moves before the double team was a factor. We shot well in the second half led by Erika Bornemann, who hit some big buckets from deep. It was great to play well and win on senior night."

UMass Dartmouth improved to 17-6 and 7-5 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while Eastern Connecticut fell to 9-14 and 7-5  in LEC action with the defeat.

The seven conference victories mark the highest Little East win total in the history of the UMD women's basketball program.

The Corsairs will return to action when they host UMass Boston in the first game of a Little East Conference doubleheader Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Connecticut will host Keene State Wednesday.

 
 

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