Nov. 18, 2011
MILTON, MA-Sydney Robertson's free throw broke a 51-51 tie with 3:59 left and ignited a late 5-0 that boosted Maine Maritime to a 57-55 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's basketball team in the first round of the Curry Tip-Off Tournament Friday evening.
Sam Goda of the Mariners followed with a jumper and a pair of free throws before freshman guard Melissa Daigle (Rockland, MA/Rockland HS) of the Corsairs connected twice from the free throw line with 1:57 remaining. Senior guard Stephanie Houtman (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS/Bridgewater State) and junior forward Colleen Moriarty(Canton, MA/Canton HS) hit free throws for UMD in the final minute, but Bekah Campbell made a free throw for MMA with two seconds remaining to account for the final score.
Moriarty led UMass Dartmouth with 15 points, freshman guard Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, MA/Somerville HS) added 14, and sophomore forward Erika Bornemann(Canton, MA/Canton HS) had 11. But UMass Dartmouth made just 31.4 per cent of their shots from the field, 27 per cent in the second half, and made just 10 of 23 shots from the free throw line. Goda and Maggie Smith led MMA with 15 points apiece.
"We had a lot of things go in our favor tonight, but we couldn't convert our second chances, we didn't shoot very well in the second half, and we didn't take advantage of our opportunities from the free throw line," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "We will have to come back tomorrow and play better in the third place game."
The Corsairs dropped to 1-1 with the defeat, while the Mariners improved to 2-0 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will play host Curry, a 73-65 loser to Fitchburg State, Saturday afternoon for third place.
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