Jan. 3, 2009
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - The Regis College women's basketball team held University of Massachusetts Boston to 25% (17-68) shooting and senior guard Laura Sears (Billerica, MA) netted a game-high 14 points to lead the Pride to a 66-46 victory in the first round of the 2009 Great Bahamas Goombay Shootout tonight in Nassau, Bahamas. The Beacons fall to 1-9 on the season, while Regis improves to 10-1.
Sophomore forward Sharmayne Sturgis (Cambridge, MA) made a lay-up at 18:54 of the first half to give UMass Boston a 2-0 margin, but it would be its only lead of the night. The Beacons were within 8-7 following a jumper by sophomore forward Cammy Brown (Malden, MA) with 13:33 showing in the opening period, but the Pride went on a 13-2 run, capped by a three-pointer from Brittany White with 8:37 left in the first half, to take a 21-9 lead. Regis entered the intermission with a 33-21 advantage.
UMass Boston opened the second half with a 14-5 stretch to cut the deficit to 38-35 with 14 minutes remaining in the contest, but it would be as close as it would get as the Pride held the Beacons to just 11 points for the rest of the game.
Sears was 8-10 from the line and added two rebounds, a pair of steals and an assist, while junior guard Jessica Page (Quincy, MA) scored 11 points on 4-8 from the field to go with five rebounds, three steals and an assist. Sophomore forward Sarah McNult (Hampstead, NH) ripped down a game-high 15 rebounds in addition to eight points, two assists and a steal and freshman guard Stefanie Wozmack (Auburn, NH) chipped in with 13 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 21 minutes off the bench.
Brown led UMass Boston with seven points to go with seven boards, while junior guard Caroline Ashe (West Roxbury, MA) returned from an injury to make her season debut with six points, a team-high eight rebounds and added two assists. Freshman guard Laniece Langford (Boston, MA) made her collegiate debut with six points, five rebounds, three steals and assist and a blocked shot in 20 minutes off the bench.