Feb. 8, 2011
BOSTON, MA - Freshman forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA) tallied 22 points with 14 rebounds and junior guard Stephanie Houtman (New Bedford, MA) netted 19 points with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's basketball back from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat the University of Massachusetts Boston, 57-44, this evening at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston. The Corsairs improve to 7-15 and 3-8 in the Little East Conference, and the Beacons have now dropped seven consecutive games with the loss and stand 11-10 and 2-9 in the LEC.
UMass Boston led by as much as seven points in the opening 20 minutes before taking a 25-20 advantage to the locker room. After a tight first 15 minutes, freshman forward Kendra Mosley (Indian Head, MD) nailed a jumper and freshman guard Senteria Renwicks (Baltimore, MD) added a layup to give the Beacons a 20-13 lead with 4:55 left in the half. The duo finished with 10 points apiece in the contest while Mosley added seven rebounds.
After a strong first half in which the team shot 45.8 percent (11-of-24) from the field, UMass Boston went cold to post a 19.4 mark (7-36) in the final frame which ultimately led to its demise. The Corsairs chipped away at the deficit and finally took the lead, 30-29 with 14:13 left on a layup by Bornemann. UMass Dartmouth didn't look back as Bornemann and Houtman dominated the final half of play, accounting for 26-of-32 points for the Coursairs. Senior guard Tashauna Ashmeade (Hyannis, MA) added the other six points in that span.
The Beacons return to action when they host Suffolk University on Thursday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m., while the Corsairs welcome Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.