Jan. 8, 2011
GORHAM, ME-Host Southern Maine built a 20 point halftime lead and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's basketball team, 84-42, in the first game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at the Warren G. Hill Gymnasium Saturday.
The Huskies scored 19 of the game's first 22 points and led by 16 points midway through the first half. USM steadily increased their advantage in the second half, making 62.1 per cent of their shots from the field after halftime, and shooting 53.2 per cent for the game. The Corsairs made 23.3 per cent of their shots in the first half, and shot 26.3 per cent for the game.
Freshman forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton HS) made five of 11 shots from the field and led UMass Dartmouth with 11 points. Erin McNamara, Kaylie DeMillo and Haley Jordan each scored 11 points to lead USM. Freshman guard Keneisha Debnam (Dorchester, MA/Minuteman Regional HS) led UMD with nine rebounds. Renee Nicholas had six for Southern Maine, who out rebounded the Corsairs, 46-36.
"Their hot shooting and our inability to get our offense flowing was the reason that we lost," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "We struggled to put points on the board, and Southern Maine had the hot hand today. Erika was our leading scorer, but we didn't shoot well overall as a team."
The Corsairs dropped to 3-9 and 0-3 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while the Huskies improved to 7-6 and 2-1 in LEC play with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Eastern Connecticut State in the first game of a Little East Conference doubleheader Tuesday. Southern Maine will host Rhode Island College Tuesday.
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