BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore Alicia Doucet (Manchester, N.H./Central) scored 18 points and added nine rebounds Tuesday evening to lead the Plymouth State University women's basketball team over host University of Massachusetts Boston, 60-41, in a Little East Conference contest at the Clark Athletic Center.
Senior Laura Kent (Bellingham, Mass.) added 15 points and eight boards and classmate Gretchen Fritch (South Boston, Mass.) chipped in with 12 points as the Panthers improve to 11-3 overall and 2-2 in Little East play. Freshman Kate Levy (Falmouth, Mass.) scored 15 points to lead the Beacons, who fell to 4-8 overall and 0-4 in the LEC.
Plymouth State had just a four-point advantage (22-18) with four minutes to play in the first half but scored the last nine points to take a 31-18 lead at the intermission. PSU pushed the margin to 16 points early in the second half when the Beacons came alive with a 12-4 run, fueled by a pair of three-pointers from Levy, to cut the deficit to 43-35 with 12 minutes to play in the game. UMass Boston stayed within 48-39 with 5:15 showing on the second half clock, but Plymouth State closed out the game on a 12-2 burst to cruise to the victory.
Defense was the theme of the night with Plymouth State holding UMass Boston under 30 percent (16-54) shooting from the floor and the Beacons allowing just a 37 percent (23-62) shooting night from the Panthers. Plymouth State also forced 20 turnovers and outscored UMass Boston, 21-7, in points off turnovers.
Both teams play non-conference games on Thursday, Plymouth State returning home to host Johnson State at Foley Gymnasium (6:00 p.m.) and UMass Boston traveling to Bridgewater State College for a 5:30 p.m. tilt.
(Courtesy of UMass Boston Sports Information)
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