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UMass-Dartmouth runs past PSU Women’s Basketball

UMass-Dartmouth runs past PSU Women’s Basketball

Wyland paces Panthers in LEC setback

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Nakira Examond (New Bedford, Mass.) connected on seven-of-eight attempts from the floor on the way to a game-high 20 points to lead the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth past Plymouth State University, 64-42, in a key Little East Conference (LEC) women's basketball game at Foley Gymnasium.

            Junior Alicia Kutil (Franklin, Mass.) was also a force inside for the Corsairs, adding 10 points and 10 rebounds while dishing out a game-high six assists.

            The Panthers were led by senior Kayla Wyland (Melrose, Mass.) who finished with 15 points and eight rebounds.  Classmate Maddy Beatrice (Newton, Mass.) added eight points off the bench for PSU.

            Plymouth State heads into Finals Week with a 1-7 mark (0-2 LEC) while UMass-Dartmouth improves to 7-1 (1-1 LEC).

THE BASICS

  Foley Gymnasium, Plymouth, N.H. – Sat., Dec. 10, 2016

  Plymouth State 42, UMass-Dartmouth 64

  Records:

  Plymouth State 1-7 (0-2 LEC); UMass-Dartmouth 7-1 (1-1 LEC)

PSU LEADERS

  * Wyland … 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one block

  * Beatrice … eight points, two rebounds, two steals

  * Senior DeAsia 'Ace' Lawrence … six points, two steals

  * Sophomore Kailyn Aguiar (Acushnet, Mass.) … four points, four rebounds, two steals

UMD LEADERS

  * Examond … game-high 20 points, six rebounds, two steals, one block

  * Kutil … 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one block

  * Freshman Kayla McMahon (Hanover, Mass.) … 10 points

  * Sophomore Danyel Gonzalez (Providence, R.I.) … eight points, three steals

BY THE NUMBERS

  * Plymouth State finished at 21.7% from the floor (13-of-60), and was unable to connect from beyond the arc (0-of-15).

  * UMD finished shooting an even 50.0% (25-of-50) from the floor, and 12-of-14 (85.7%) from the charity stripe.

  * The Corsairs owned a 42-27 advantage on the boards.

  * Plymouth State forced 30 UMD turnovers, but could only convert them into 11 points.

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Quarter:

  * Examond wasted little time to get going, at one point scoring nine straight points for the Corsairs, helping put the visitors up 12-4 midway through the first quarter.

  * Wyland had four straight for PSU to make it 19-8 with 2:28 left in the frame.

  * UMD upped the lead to 25-8 with a 6-0 run to close the quarter, including a triple for senior Rachel McCarron (Groton, Mass.) and three more points for Examond.

Second Quarter:

  * The Corsairs maintained a lead through the second period. 

  * Beatrice netted four straight for PSU to make it 37-21 with 1:34 left in the half, but McMahon hit a pair of free throws and a jumper to push the lead back to 20, 41-21, at the break.

Third Quarter:

  * After a layup from Gonzalez, Plymouth State got jumpers from senior Savannah Miller (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Aguiar to make it 43-25 just over a minute into the quarter.

  * UMD answered with an extended 13-1 run to build up the lead to 56-26 with 3:30 left in the quarter.

  * Lawrence broke the run with a pair of free throws to close the third quarter.

Fourth Quarter:

  * Plymouth State used an 8-2 spurt to cut the deficit to 62-38 midway through the fourth quarter.  Wyland had four points in the run, while senior Leah Swanson (Atkinson, N.H.) added a steal and breakaway layup.

  * After a bucket from McMahon the Panthers added four more points, all from the charity stripe, to wrap up the scoring. 

NEXT UP

  * The Panthers will take some time off for final exams and the holidays before kicking off the New Year with a game at Newbury College on Thurs., Jan. 5 (7:00 p.m.).

  * UMass-Dartmouth will play three more games in 2016, starting Tuesday (Dec. 13) at Johnson & Wales.  Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.

 

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