Women’s Basketball Bounces Back at Bridgewater State, 83-51

Women’s Basketball Bounces Back at Bridgewater State, 83-51

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's basketball team bounced back against Bridgewater State, taking an 83-51 victory as junior Nakira Examond (New Bedford, Mass.) and senior Alicia Kutil (Franklin, Mass.) combined for 44 points and 15 rebounds to command the paint.

The Basics

Score: UMass Dartmouth 83, Bridgewater State 51
Records: UMass Dartmouth 3-1, 0-0 LEC | Bridgewater State 1-3, 0-0 MASCAC

How it Happened

UMass Dartmouth came out strong following the loss last time out, outscoring Bridgewater State 20-11 in the first frame with Kutil registering 10 of her 21 points to pace the offense through the span. In the second quarter, it was more of the same for the Corsairs as they padded the lead to 38-17 as six different scorers contributed to the 18-6 run.

Bridgewater State had their best quarter in the third when it was edged 25-23 on the scoreboard with Chanelle Melton (Brockton, Mass.) and Destiny Fitzgerald (Medford, Mass.) combining for 14 points to lead the Bears (63-38).  

In the fourth quarter, Examond put the cap on the game, putting in 11 of her game-high 23 points to lead the final push to victory as the time expired on the 83-51 final.  

Inside the Numbers

  • UMass Dartmouth knocked down 34-59 shots from the field (57.6%) and 3-of-9 from beyond the arc (33%) while Bridgewater State was 20-of-62 (32.3%) and 3-of-9 from the same categories.
  • The Corsairs outscored the Bears 50-20 in points in the paint. Through four games on the season, UMass Dartmouth has outscored opponents 200-52 in the lane.
  • Three starters finished with double-digits in points as Examond finished with a game-high 23 to compliment 21 from Kutil and 10 from senior Leah Douty (Framingham, Mass.).
  • The Corsairs controlled a 43-31 advantage on the glass while maintaining a 13-9 lead in second-chance points.
  • Bridgewater State's bench bested the Corsair reserves with 30 points scored.
  • UMass Dartmouth finished 12-of-19 from the charity stripe to the Bears 8-of-17 from free throw.

Up Next

UMass Dartmouth's road stand continues, with the Corsairs traveling to Brunswick, Maine on Thursday to meet No. 17 Bowdoin for the first time in program history. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.