Lawrence continues hot hand for Panthers
KEENE, N.H. – Keene State College cruised to a 66-34 victory over Little East Conference rival Plymouth State University Tuesday night in women's basketball action at Spaulding Gymnasium.
Sophomore Christan Wojtas (Amherst, N.H.) led all scorers with 12 points as the Owls improved to 12-12 overall (4-9 LEC). The Panthers fall to 2-20 (1-12 LEC).
Freshman DeAsia Lawrence (Middletown, Conn.) led the Panthers with 14 points on 6-of-19 shooting. Lawrence has scored in double figures in four straight games and nine of 13 contests since early January. Sophomore Bry Bennett (Lancaster, N.H.) collected a team-high seven rebounds for the Panthers and freshman Madison Beatrice (Newton, Mass.) added six points off the bench.
A slow start for both teams saw the score locked at 12-9 in favor of the Owls until the 7:40 mark when a Wojtas jumped broke the game open for Keene State. The home team finished the half on a 17-5 run to make the halftime score 31-14.
The Owls played stifling defense from the first inbounds pass of the second half, keeping Plymouth State scoreless all the way until 11:05 mark when a Taylor Perry (Simsbury, Conn.) jump shot finally got the Panthers on the board. By that point the Owls had increased their lead to 46-16 and coasted to the final score.
Sophomore guard Kelsey Cognetta (Stamford, Conn.) was the only other Owl in double figures, scoring 11. Freshman Stephanie D'Annolfo (Tyngsborough, Mass.) pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.
Both teams wrap up the regular season this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. as Keene State hosts UMass Dartmouth and Plymouth State visits Rhode Island College.
(Courtesy of Keene State Sports Information)