BROOKLINE, Mass. -- Senior Katie Susat (Glastonbury, Conn.) and sophomore Meghan MacDonald (Salem, N.H.) scored 12 points apiece to lead a balanced offense Tuesday evening, leading Plymouth State University to a 60-47 non-conference victory over Newbury College in a women's basketball game played at Pappas Gymnasium at Hellenic College.
PSU dominated the first half, forcing 21 Newbury turnovers and racing to a 38-18 halftime lead. The Panthers coasted home in the second half to their third straight win, improving to 9-10 overall, while the Nighthawks drop to 2-15.
Susat provided her dozen points off the Panther bench, as did freshman Kayla Morin (Pascoag, R.I.), who scored 10 points. The Panthers were able to utilize their entire bench, with 14 players seeing significant action and 10 players ending up in the scoring column.
The Nighthawks, who battled back in the second half, were led offensively by senior Randi Hardiman (Loudon, N.H.), who finished the night with 12 points. Junior center Taraja Laws (Easton, Pa.) carried the defense with game highs of 19 rebounds and six blocks.
PSU is back to Little East Conference action Saturday with a visit to UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.) The Nighthawks return to action Thursday when they travel to Wheaton College (7:00 p.m.)
(Courtesy of Newbury Sports Information)
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