Nov. 22, 2011
WORCESTER, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's basketball team broke a 48-48 tie with an 11-2 run late in the second half and held on to defeat host Worcester State, 62-57, in a non-conference game at the Lancer Gymnasium Tuesday evening.
A three-point play by senior guard Stephanie Houtman (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS/Bridgewater State) broke the tie and gave the Corsairs a 51-48 lead with 5:28 remaining. Shannen El-Qasem hit a pair of free throws for the Lancers, but freshman guard Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, MA/Somerville HS) and junior guard Shannon Singletary (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) each followed with a pair of free throws and Houtman's three-pointer made it 58-50 with 3:40 remaining.
Sophomore forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton HS) and Garrity each hit free throws and Houtman connected on a pair down the stretch to help the Corsairs preserve their advantage.
Garrity led UMD with 18 points, junior forward Colleen Moriarty (Canton, MA/Canton HS) added 14, Houtman had 11 and Bornemann had 10. Bornemann also grabbed 15 rebounds for a double double. Meaghan Burns led WSU with 16 points, and Kaleigh Charette added 15.
"It was a good road win, we really battled late, and Steph hit a big three for us," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "We made key free throws down the stretch, and we really showed a lot of poise when we faced tremendous full court pressure at the end of the game. I'm pleased at where we are. We're looking forward to getting a little rest over Thanksgiving, and then regrouping."
The Corsairs improved to 3-1 with the victory, while the Lancers dropped to 1-3 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Bridgewater State next Tuesday.
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