UMass Boston holds off PSU Women’s Basketball

Doucet/Kania duo leads Panthers in setback 

              BOSTON, Mass. – The freshmen guard duo of Kendra Mosley and Colleen Hooper combined to score 49 points Saturdy afternoon to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's basketball team over visiting Plymouth State University, 69-64, in a Little East Conference game at the Clark Athletic Center.

              Mosley finished the day with 25 points, including five three-pointers and a game-high five steals and six rebounds.  Hooper was 8-of-13 from the floor, including 5-of-7 from three-point range to net 24 points off the bench.  Sophomore Elisa Ogawa contributed with 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and a pair of blocks.

              Junior Alicia Doucet (Manchester, N.H./Central) led Plymouth State with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, while senior Amanda Kania (Manchester, N.H./West) chipped in with 15 points and six boards.  Sophomore Colleen O'Hara (Otego, NY) netted nine points, grabbed seven rebounds, and collected three steals and a game-high six assists.

              O'Hara drained a three-pointer to pull Plymouth State even at 46-46 with 9:57 to play in the second half, but UMass Boston went on a 13-4 run, fueled by seven points from Ogawa, to take a 59-50 advantage with 3:52 remaining.  The Panthers answered with a 12-3 surge, capped by a layup from Doucet to come within 63-62 with 28 ticks left on the clock.  But it would be as close as the Panthers would get the rest of the way.  Plymouth State had a chance to knot the score with 11 seconds left, but missed a potential tying free throw and successful free throws from Mosley and junior Molly Rattigan gave the Beacons the final points of the afternoon.

              The Beacons win their second straight game to improve to 13-10 overall and 3-9 in LEC play, while the Panthers fall to 8-14 and 1-11.

              Both teams will be in action with LEC games again on Tuesday, UMB traveling to the University of Southern Maine while the Panthers host Keene State College. 

(Courtesy of UMass Boston Sports Information) 

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