Stonehill Women's Hoops Close Regular Season on Victorious Note
February 27, 2013
The Stonehill College women's basketball team, which moved up three spots to 11th in this week's national Division 2 poll, closed out the regular season with a 57-47 victory over Saint Anselm College on Monday night in a Northeast-10 Conference game in Manchester, N.H.
Stonehill (23-3, 19-3 NE-10) now awaits the winner of Friday's NE-10 Tournament first-round matchup between 10th-seeded Merrimack College (15-11, 11-11 NE-10) and seventh-seeded Pace University (14-12, 12-10 NE-10). The Skyhawks, who have won six consecutive games and nine of their past 10, will host a quarterfinal clash at Merkert Gymnasium on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Junior forward Asia Ewing led Stonehill with her fourth double-double of the season (12th career) as she posted 14 points and 10 rebounds to go with two blocked shots and two steals. Sophomore Tori Faieta was among three Skyhawks with 12 points as she was 6 of 7 from the field, with nine rebounds and three blocked shots. Junior Mary Louise Dixon added 12 points, seven assists and five boards, while sophomore Amy Pelletier chipped in 12 points on 4 of 9 shooting from 3-point range in 28 minutes off the bench.
Stonehill finished shooting 37.5-percent (21-for-56) from the field after hitting at 54.5 percent (12-22) in the first half to build an 11-point (33-22) halftime lead, but were held to 26.5 percent (9-34) over the final 20 minutes. The Skyhawks connected on 7 of 22 (31.8 percent) three-pointers, including 5-11 (45.5 percent) in the first half, and made 8 of 10 (80 percent) free throws. Stonehill registered a 41-34 rebounding edge and saw its bench outscore the Saint Anselm reserves 14-2.
Bentley 100, UMass-Lowell 70:Junior All-America Lauren Battista of Easton scored 18 points to lead the Falcons (25-1, 21-1) in the Northeast-10 game in Waltham.
Bentley will be off until Sunday when it will host the winner of Friday night's Adelphi-American International game in an NE-10 quarterfinal game at 3 p.m.
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