Women's Basketball Routs Rivier University 90-24

Women's Basketball Routs Rivier University 90-24

DARTMOUTH, Mass.—All 15 UMass Boston women's basketball players scored, to lead the Beacons to a 90-24 rout of Rivier University on Day 2 of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Classic.


THE BASICS

UMass Boston 90, Rivier University 24

(UMass Boston 2-1)

(Rivier University 0-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

After suffering their first loss of the year on Friday, the Beacons took out their frustration on the Raiders, with one of the program's biggest margins of victory in school history.

The Beacons held Rivier to 6-of-41 shooting from the field and forced 34 turnovers. Rivier's 24 points, were the least points allowed by UMass Boston since they gave up 18 to Wheelock College on November 29, 2012 in a 79-18 win over the Wildcats. 

Freshman Jalani Jackson (Brockton, Mass.) paced the Beacons offensively with a career-high 15 points in 14 minutes. The freshman point guard shot 6-of-7 from the field, including hitting two of three 3-point attempts.

Fellow freshman Megan Dixon (Hanover, Mass.) added a career-high 12 points, while sophomore Alecia Quinones (Stoughton, Mass.) finished with 10 points. 

Freshman forward Joie Grassi (Plymouth, Mass.) tacked on eight points and a team-high eight rebounds. Grassi was named to the All-Tournament Team after averaging 10.5 points and seven rebounds, while shooting 50 percent from the field. 

Seniors Lydia Vital (Cambridge, Mass.) and Raven Kelsey (Boston, Mass.) paced the team with five assists and five steals respectively.

Emilee Kacavas recorded 11 of the 24 points for Rivier, who were outscored 193-48 over the course of the two-day tournament. 

UMass Boston dominated Rivier from the opening tip, scoring the first four points and 11 of the first 12. The Raiders didn't record a basket in the first quarter and were limited to just nine field-goal attempts (0-for-9). For the Beacons, Dixon and Jackson did nearly all damage themselves, as the pair combined for 15 of the Beacons 19 points.

The Beacons extended their lead out to 35-9 at the break and scored a season-high 29 points in the third quarter to push their advantage to 64-15. By the third quarter head coach Kris Baugh had already played all 15 players, with 11 different players recording at least one point in the third quarter alone.

UMass Boston poured in 26 more points in the fourth quarter to record their most lopsided win during Baugh's three seasons.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston shot a season-high 53.5 percent (38-of-71) from the field. On the other side, Rivier shot 14.6 percent from the field and 0-for-4 from distance.
  • The Beacons earned a 44-29 edge in rebounds, 28-3 advantage in assists and 54-8 lead in points in the paint.
  • Saturday's matchup marked the fifth all-time meeting between the schools. With the win, UMass Boston improved to 5-0 all-time.
  • The Beacons led by as many as 67 points late in the fourth quarter.
  • Freshmen Allie Love (Winthrop, Mass.), Whitney Fulton (Norwalk, Conn.), Niyera Mitchell (Easton, Mass.) and Sarah St. Surin (Norwalk, Conn.) all recorded their first collegiate points in the win.

WHO'S NEXT  

UMass Boston will travel to Fisher College on Tuesday night at 6 p.m., before heading into the Thanksgiving Holiday.