NEWTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's basketball team cruised past host Mount Ida, 93-54, in a non-conference game at the Mount Ida College Athletic Center Tuesday evening. Senior forward Colleen Moriarty (Canton, MA/Canton High) reached the 30-point plateau for the second straight game.
UMD (14-5, 5-4 LEC) took a commanding 14-0 lead in the opening minutes and never looked back. The Corsairs led by 23 points at halftime, 55-33, and outscored the Mustangs (6-14, 0-7 GNAC) 38-21 in the second half.
Moriarty shot 12-of-18 from the floor and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line in scoring. She also pulled down 10 rebounds to record the double-double. Sophomore point guard Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, MA/Somerville) also had a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 assists.
Freshman guard Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA/Arlington) and junior forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton High) rounded out the UMD players in double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Senior guard Evebonee Acosta (Hartford, CT/Bulkeley) netted 27 points to lead Mount Ida on the night.
UMD shot 57.8 percent from the floor and held a 42-23 advantage on the glass.
"I was disappointed with our defense in the first half and the team heard my feelings loud and clear at the break," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "We were conscious of talking screens and moving our feet, and as a result limited production and good looks in the second half."
The Corsairs will return to action when they host Lyndon State in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday evening. Mount Ida will visit Simmons Thursday.
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