Panthers struggling to stop skid
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth had three players score in double figures Saturday afternoon, leading the Corsairs to a 76-62 victory over Plymouth State University in Little East Conference women's basketball action at Foley Gym.
Junior Colleen Moriarty and sophomore Erika Bornemann led the way for the Corsairs, the 6'1" Moriarty with 16 points (on 8-of-12 shooting) and seven rebounds and the 6'2" Bornemann with 15 points and nine boards. Junior Erica Batchelder chipped in with 13 points as the Corsairs improved to 12-7 overall and 4-5 in the LEC.
Junior Sam Monohon led the Panthers with 15 points and five rebounds while senior Michaela Galvin chipped in with 10 points and senior Kristin Crotts contributed nine points and seven boards. PSU suffered its ninth straight loss to fall to 2-15 overall and 0-9 in conference games.
The visitors went on a 12-3 spurt midway through the first half to open up a 10-point lead, 24-14, with seven minutes remaining. The UMD lead reached as high as 16 points after a three-pointer by senior Stephanie Houtman with 3:40 to play before the Panthers got the margin down to 12 points at the half, 41-29.
Batchelder hit a three-pointer for UMD to open the second half, and freshman Kelsey Garrity and Houtman followed with baskets as the Corsairs scored the first seven points of the half to extend the margin to 19 points. UMD maintained the double-digit advantage the rest of the way, cruising to its third straight victory.
Both teams play non-conference opponents in their next game, as PSU hosts Lesley University on Tuesday and UMass Dartmouth hosts Mount Ida College on Wednesday.
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