Southern Maine Defeats Women's Basketball, 86-50

Southern Maine Defeats Women's Basketball, 86-50

GORHAM, ME – Senior guard Haley Jordan (Falmouth, ME/Falmouth) had a game-high 26 points to lead the 12th-ranked University of Southern Maine women's basketball team past the visiting University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the final Little East Conference game of the regular season for both teams at Hill Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

Senior forward Jordan Grant (Concord, N.H./Concord) and senior guard Nicole Garland (Portland, ME/Deering) joined Jordan in double figures for the Huskies with 16 and 12 points, respectively. Grant added a game-high 10 rebounds for USM.

Senior forward Colleen Moriarty (Canton, MA/Canton HS) paced the Corsairs with 19 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Sophomore point guard Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, MA/Somerville) dished out a game-high six assists for UMD.

Southern Maine shot 45.8 percent from the floor and 47.4 percent from three-point range for the contest. The Huskies won the rebound battle, 47-40.

UMass Dartmouth falls to 18-7 and 8-6 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while Southern Maine improves to 24-1 and 13-1 in LEC action with the victory.

"We are not going to let this game diminish what we have accomplished thus far," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "USM was simply better today. I am very proud of our players and coaches and how we handled adversity through several twists and turns in the regular season."

The Corsairs will return to action when they host UMass Boston in a playoff game in the first round of the Little East Conference Tournament Tuesday evening. Southern Maine will host Plymouth State in the LEC playoffs on Tuesday.