NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA- Senior forward Colleen Moriarty (Canton, MA/Canton HS) had a career and game-high 35 points en route to her 1,000th career point in leading the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's basketball team past visiting Plymouth State, 76-39, in the first game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at the Tripp Athletic Center Saturday.
Moriarty was dominant all game for the Corsairs (13-5, 5-4 LEC), shooting 13-of-18 from the floor and knocking down nine of her 15 free throws. She also pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds to record a double-double, dished out four assists and recorded a block.
UMD opened the game on a 20-3 run and never trailed in the contest. Junior forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton HS) joined Moriarty in double figures with 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds of her own. Sophomore point guard Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, MA/Somerville HS) dealt out a game-high six assists for the Corsairs, many of them going to Moriarty.
Freshman guard Taylor Perry (Simsbury, CT/Simsbury) and junior guard Kristin Corliss (Loudon, NH/Merrimack Valley) paced Plymouth State with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Sophomore forward Tiffany Lewis (Hillsboro, NH/Hillsboro-Deering HS) grabbed a team-high six rebounds for the Panthers, who fall to 1-17 overall and 0-9 in conference play.
UMD shot 46.2 percent from the floor for the game while limiting PSU to only 30.2 percent. The Corsairs held a commanding 55-21 advantage on the glass. The Panthers shot a solid 46.2 percent from three-point range, with Corliss going 3-for-5 from deep.
"We're so proud of Colleen," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis "She's been a standout for our program. She has been hampered by injuries at times during her career, but she put together a masterful performance today."
"We don't have a lot of 1,000-point scorers in the program," Van Voorhis added."This is a special day for us and the team really enjoyed it. She (Moriarty) really deserves it. She's been a great leader for us and I can't say enough about the type of person she is."
UMass Dartmouth travels to Newton, MA Tuesday evening to take on Mount Ida in a non-conference tilt. The Panthers will visit Johnson State Thursday.
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