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PSU Women’s Basketball defeated by UMass Dartmouth

Panthers can’t stop skid

              NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women’s basketball team defeated Plymouth State University Saturday afternoon, 88-54, in a Little East Conference game at the Tripp Athletic Center.

              Playing arguably their best first-half of the season, the Corsairs raced out to a 20-6 lead in just over six minutes and never looked back. UMD went into the break with a 46-27 lead over the Panthers and never let up in the second half.  The Corsairs improved to 5-12 overall and 2-5 in the Little East, while the Panthers suffered their eighth straight loss and fell to 7-9 overall and 1-6 in LEC play.

              The Corsairs shot over 50 percent from the field for the game and out-rebounded the Panthers 52-29, as three players notched double-doubles.  Freshman Erika Bornemann had a game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds, classmate Keneisha Debnam had 17 points and 12 rebounds and senior guard Tashauna Ashmeade finished just three points shy of the 1,000 point plateau adding 18 points and 10 rebounds.  Houtman joined her teammates with double digits in the scoring column, pouring in 19 points.

              The Panthers were led by senior Amanda Kania (Manchester, N.H./West) who scored 18 points and junior Alicia Doucet (Manchester, N.H./Central), who chipped in with 14 points.

              The LEC circuit resumes on Tuesday as UMass Dartmouth hosts Rhode Island College and PSU visits rival Keene State.

(Courtesy of UMass Dartmouth Sports Information) 

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