DANBURY, Conn. - The Western Connecticut State University women's basketball team held the visitors from Plymouth State University scoreless for the first five minutes of the second half Saturday afternoon and cruised to a 75-49 Little East Conference victory at Feldman Arena.
The Colonials earn the season sweep over the Panthers. WestConn maintained a share of first place in the Little East at 8-1 in conference play, 16-3 overall, while PSU suffered its fourth loss in a row and dipped to 3-6 in the LEC, 12-7 overall.
Sophomore Karli Spera (Waterford, Conn.) led the winners with 13 points, while senior Alyssa McGhee (Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Melissa Teel (Hamden, Conn.) added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Teel also had eight rebounds and seven blocked shots.
Senior Kayla Morin (Pascoag, R.I.) scored a team-high 12 points for PSU. Freshman Alicia Doucet (Manchester, N.H./Central) added 11 markers and grabbed seven rebounds while Amanda Kania (Manchester, N.H./West) contributed 10 points.
After a tightly contested first half, WestConn built on its eight-point lead at intermission when it scored the half's first seven points and went out in front, 41-26. The Panthers drew within eight points, 44-36, with 11:09 remaining, but could not get any closer as WestConn scored 15 of the game's next 16 points to built its bulge to 23 points, 60-37.
PSU returns home to host Lyndon State College Thursday in the annual Spirit Night game at Foley Gymnasium (5:30 p.m.) The Colonials' next game will be Saturday when they travel to UMass Boston (1:00 p.m.)
(Courtesy of WestConn Sports Information)
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