Nov. 24, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Host Worcester State outscored the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's basketball team in the second half, 32-20, and pulled away for a 51-37 victory in a non-conference game at Lancer Gym Tuesday evening.
Senior forward Kaylin Nelson (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS/Salve Regina) led the Corsairs with 17 points, but she was the only player in double figures for UMass Dartmouth, which committed 24 turnovers and made just 29.4 per cent of their shots from the field. Worcester State got 16 points from Kaleigh Charette. Bri Flanders had 10 rebounds for the Lancers, who out rebounded UMD, 41-34. Junior forward Tashauna Ashmeade (Hyannis, MA/ Barnstable HS) grabbed nine rebounds for the Corsairs, while Nelson had eight.
"We struggled offensively," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "You have to give Worcester State credit, they gave us a hard time on defense. They mixed their defenses well, we had trouble making adjustments, and they were just the better team today. We committed too many turnovers, and we weren't sharp offensively. We were able to get Kaylin the ball, and fortunately, she was able to score, but, unfortunately, we only got real scoring from Kaylin."
The Corsairs dropped to 2-2 with the defeat, while the Lancers improved to 3-1 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Bridgewater State next Tuesday evening.