Nov. 19, 2011
MILTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's basketball team used a 19-2 run to build a 17-point first half lead and went on to defeat host Curry, 67-61, in the third place game of the Curry Tip-Off Tournament Saturday.
A layup by senior guard Stephanie Houtman (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS/Bridgewater State) and a pair of baskets by sophomore forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton HS) broke a 13-13 tie and propelled the Corsairs into the lead for good. Junior forward Colleen Moriarty (Canton, MA/Canton HS) then sandwiched a pair of field goals around a jumper by junior guard Shannon Singletary (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) to extend their lead to a dozen points. Houtnan's three-pointer and a layup by Bornemann made it 32-15 with 5:01 left in the first half.
The Colonels cut the lead to 36-29 at halftime, but the Corsairs built their lead back up to 11 points early in the second half, and led the remainder of the way.
Moriarty led UMass Dartmouth with 15 points, freshman guard Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, MA/Somerville HS) added 14, Bornemann contributed 12 and Houtman added 11. Bornemann had 12 rebounds and Moriarty 11, as each posted a double double. Julia Scrubb led Curry with 20 points and 12 rebounds, Kylie Beitz had 19 and Haylie Rafferty added 13.
"Although we struggled from the free throw line again, we did other things that made up it," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "We shot well from the outside, we made shots when we needed to and shot the ball overall, and when Curry came close late in the game, we made our free throws and put together a few offensive possessions to maintain our lead."
Garrity, who scored 14 points in each game of the tournament, was named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Corsairs improved to 2-1 with the victory, while the Colonels dropped to 0-3 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Worcester State Tuesday night.
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