Leicester, Mass. - Becker College fell to the Mustangs of Mount Ida 67-47 in non-conference women's basketball action this evening at the Leicester Gymnasium.
Mount Ida sees their record climb to 3-3 while Becker starts their season with a 0-4 mark.
After falling behind 6-2 in the opening minutes, the Hawks went on a 7-0 run to take a 9-6 lead with 16:09 to go in the first half, a streak capped off by a running jumper by Haley Ooms (Valatie, N.Y.), who would score ten of Becker's first 12 points. The Mustangs responded by scoring the next eight points, including a jump shot in traffic by Evebonee Acosta (Hartford, Conn.) to take a 14-9 edge. Turnovers plagued Becker for much of the first half as they gave up the ball nine times in the first ten minutes. Mount Ida lead for much of the first period, going ahead by as many as 12 points, lead by Shannon Wood (Gorham, Maine) who finished with ten in the first frame. Mount Ida took a 35-27 lead into halftime.
In the second half, offensive rebounding and timely defense allowed Mount Ida to maintain and build upon their lead. The Mustangs finished with 14 offensive boards in the second period en route to their third win of the season.
Wood spear-headed the Mustang charge with 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Wood played every second of the game. Katie Morvan (Northbridge, Mass.) had a double-double with 13 points, a team-high 14 rebounds and three assists. Acosta set the table for the Mount Ida offense with a game-high seven assists along with two steals. Abigail Fedigan (New Fairfield, Conn.) added eight points and three steals, shooting 50 percent from the floor. As a team, the Mustangs forced 26 Becker turnovers.
Ooms had a tremendous effort for the Hawks, finishing with a career-high 24 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Ooms shot 10 of 18 from the field and four of six from beyond the arc, scoring more than half of Becker's points. Tatiana Mojica (Worcester, Mass.) finished with a double-double, scoring ten points while collecting 14 boards. The 14 rebounds tied a career high for Mojica. Chelsea Joubert (Westborough, Mass.) filled out the box score with nine points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals.
The Hawks are back in action on Thursday, December 1st, as they head to UMass Dartmouth to take on the Corsairs in a 7:00pm contest.