Ware Leads Women’s Basketball Past Blazers, 65-52

Sarah Ware - Women's Basketball

LEICESTER, Mass. – The Becker College women's basketball team topped the visiting Blazers of Elms College by a score of 65-52 in Saturday afternoon New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action.  

 

THE BASICS
February 2, 2019
Leicester Gymnasium
Score: Becker 65, Elms 52
Records: Becker (14-6, 11-2 NECC) | Elms (10-10, 6-7 NECC)

 

FOR THE HAWKS

  • Junior forward Sarah Ware (Oakham, Mass. / Quabbin Regional) led the Hawks with 15 points, going 6-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe.  She also picked up two rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the win.
  • Senior forward Adrianna Dowdy (East Haven, Conn. / Hill Regional Career) followed with nine points, a game-high 12 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.
  • Jazlyn Contreras (Pawtucket, R.I. / St. Mary Academy Bay View) and Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) each had eight points for the Blue and White.
  • Ciara McKissick (Charlton, Mass. / Shepard Hill Regional) logged 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals and chipped in five points.
  • In addition to Dowdy and McKissick, Contreras also had five dimes.
  • Off the bench, Katey Anderson (Beachwood, N.J. / Toms River) scored six points, while Riley Berry (Margate, Fla. / Piper) and Kelsey Maynard (Millville, Mass. / Tri-County Vocational) each had five.
  • Becker shot 41.1% (23-56) from the field and 42.9% (3-7) from three-point range.
  • On defense, Becker caused 30 Blazer turnovers, in turn scoring 28 points off the turnovers.

 

FOR THE BLAZERS

  • Molly Moulton (North Adams, Mass. / Drury) scored a game-high 21 points for the Blazers, going 7-for-10 from the field.  She also recorded six boards, three assists and a steal.
  • Niah Pantry (New Haven, Conn. / Career) was the Blazers' rebounding leader with 12.  She also denied three Hawk shots and logged six points on the offensive end.
  • Angelica Peguero-Flores (Springfield, Mass. / Putnam) notched 10 points with seven rebound, two blocks and a steal.
  • McKenzie Huria (Terryville, Conn. / Terryville) registered six points.
  • Regina LeBlanc (Enfield, Conn. / Enfield) chipped in four points with a game-high seven assists and a team-best three steals.
  • The Blazers shot 36.5% (19-52) from the field, and 41.7% (5-12) from beyond the arc.  They made just 9-of-23 (39.1%) free throws.
  • Elms held a 44-30 margin in rebounds.

 

THE GAME

  • The first quarter saw four ties and four lead changes until Becker ended the period with a 7-2 run to hold a 22-17 lead heading into the second quarter.
  • The first basket of the second quarter came from Peguero-Flores with 5:41 remaining which cut the Hawks' lead to just three. Berry followed with a triple and the Hawks slowly pushed further away as they went into the locker rooms ahead 38-30 at the half.  Ware went 5-for-5 from the floor in the first half.
  • Becker held off the Blazers in the third and fourth quarters.  The Hawks held their largest lead of 15 succeeding an Anderson three-pointer with 51 seconds to go in the third quarter.  

 

UP NEXT
The Hawks are home again on Tuesday (Feb. 5) and will host Eastern Nazarene in a 7 p.m. tilt.  The Blazers return home on the same date and will entertain Mitchell in a 7 p.m. matchup.

 

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