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February 11, 2013

PSU Women’s Hoop defeated by UMass Boston

Panthers play final two regular season games at home

            BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston jumped out to a 12-1 lead and never looked back Monday evening as the Beacons handed Plymouth State University a 65-33 defeat at the Clark Athletic Gymnasium. 

            Junior Andrea Suffredini (Milford, Mass.) paced all scorers with 20 points for UMB on 7-for-11 shooting from the field. The junior transfer added eight rebounds and two assists to help UMB snap a two-game losing streak. Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) fell just short of a double-double with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Olivia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) added eight points and eight rebounds.

            Junior Meghan Faretra (Bow, N.H.) led the Panthers with a team-high seven points, while classmate Krystin Corliss (Loudon, N.H.) added six points, three assists, and three steals in the loss.

            The Beacons grabbed a 15-3 lead four minutes into the first half on a Meghan Agger (Sacco, Maine) 3-pointer and led by double-digits the rest of the way. UMass Boston pushed the lead to 29-10 at halftime, by holding the Panthers to just 4-for-26 (15.4) percent shooting from the field.

            Plymouth State knocked down 41 percent of their shots in the second half but it would be to no avail, as Suffredini (13 points) and Morrison (12 points) each finished with double-digits for the half, to help the Beacons cruise to the win.

            PSU plays its final two regular season games at home, beginning Wednesday against the University of Southern Maine, while UMass Boston will finish off the regular-season on the road, starting Wednesday at in-state rival UMass Dartmouth. 

(Courtesy of UMass Boston Sports Information) 

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