WOMEN'S HOOPS NOTCHES 56-43 WIN IN SEASON OPENER VS. EASTERN NAZARENE
Nov. 17, 2010
Quincy, MA--Despite a late run by Eastern Nazarene College, the University of Massachusetts women's basketball team were able to hang on for the 56-43 victory in the Lahue PE Center Wednesday night on the ENC campus. The Beacons won the battle on the offensive boards 15-9 which led to enough second half chances to allow them to pull away late and secure the win.
The win gets UMass Boston off on the right foot sending them to 1-0 while the loss drops the Lady Lions to 0-2 on the young 2010-2011 season.
The Beacons relied on an evenly-paced offense and solid defense to build an 11 point lead heading into half time. The Lady Lions came out firing in the second half and were able to narrow the lead to as few as three late in the second half but were unable to get back on top.
UMass Boston was led by freshman guard Senteria Renwicks (Baltimore, MD) who had 15 points and four assists while her backcourt mate Colleen Hooper (Mansfield, MA) added 12 points and two assists of her own to pace the offense. Freshman swing-player Kendra Mosley (Indian Head, MD) and sophomore forward Elisa Ogawa (Yamanashi, Japan) led UMass in the rebounding category grabbing 9 boards each.
Offensively for the Lions, Sophomore post Shardae Brown led the team with 14 points while teammate Fredlyn Cantave added 10 points. Sophomore point guard Ace Carradine continued her consistent play with 9 points and three assists. Brown anchored the defense as she gathered 8 rebounds and made two blocks. Freshman post Abbie Tonello aided brown in the paint with 7 rebounds.
UMass Boston will try to keep its early start rolling as they take part in this weekend's Tip Off Classic at the Clark Athletic Center in Boston, MA. The Beacons will open up tournament play with the College of St. Jospeh's on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Lions will look to get things on the right track as they travel to a tournament hosted by Oswego State where they will take on SUNY Cobleskill on Friday at 2:00 p.m.
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