Nov. 23, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's basketball team fell to visiting Worcester State, 79-56, in a non-conference game at the Tripp Athletic Center Tuesday evening.
Only two Corsairs reached double digit points during the contest. Freshman forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton HS) scored a team-high 17 points with eight rebounds, while sophomore forward Colleen Moriarty (Canton, MA/Canton HS) registered a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Junior guard Jessica Underwood (Dorchester, MA/Minuteman Regional) added eight points off the bench for UMass Dartmouth. The Corsairs shot 49.2 % from the floor and 30.8% from behind the three-point line.
The Lancers were led offensively by senior guard Alexis George (Worcester, MA/Holy Name HS) who netted a game-high 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting. Junior guard Kaleigh Charette (Fairhaven, MA/Fairhaven HS) chipped in 15 points and sophomore center Meaghan O'Keefe (Warren, MA/Quaboag HS) added 10 points. Senior guard Kathleen Foley (Hudson, MA/Alvirne HS) contributed 12 points off the bench for the Lancers.
The Lancers outrebounded the Corsairs 47-39 during the game.
Both teams battled back and forth, exchanging buckets to open the first half of play. With 13:11 left in the first half, the score was tied 12-12 but during the next eight minutes, the Lancers went on a 16-4 run, pushing the score to 28-16 with 5:13 left in the first half. The Corsairs fought back with six points from Underwood in the final four minutes to make the score 33-25 Lancers going into halftime.
UMass Dartmouth opened the second half with quick three pointers from Bornemann and junior guard Stephanie Houtman (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS/Bridgewater State) and pulled within seven points with 14:49 left to play. Then, a 12-5 run by Worcester State put the Corsairs into a double digits hole, which the Lancers maintained throughout the remainder of the second half. The Lancers finished the game on a 26-13 run, securing the 79-56 final.
"It was not a good night for the Corsairs," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "One of our keys to the game was field goal percentage defense and unfortunately it was something we didn't accomplish as they shot 49% for the game and 57% in the second half," continued Van Voorhis. "We need to regroup and refocus. We are disappointed and our leaders are stressing the importance of stepping up to be successful."
The Corsairs fell to 1-3 in the loss, while the Lancers improved to 3-1 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Bridgewater State next Tuesday evening. Worcester State will visit Babson next Monday.
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