Nov. 29, 2009
MORRISTOWN, NJ - Senior guard/forward Caroline Ashe (West Roxbury, MA) scored 19 points to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's basketball team over Saint Joseph's College (Brooklyn, NY), 47-32, today in the consolation game of the Hilton Thanksgiving Tournament in Morristown, NJ on the campus of host College of Saint Elizabeth. The Beacons improve to 2-3 on the season, while the Bears fall to 2-3.
UMass Boston scored the first five points of the contest in the first two minutes, but Saint Joseph's answered with seven unanswered points, including five from sophomore guard Ashley McQuillan (Brooklyn, NY), to take a 7-5 lead with 14:32 left in the opening stanza. The Bears maintained a 12-11 edge with 8:36 showing in the first half, before the Beacons reeled off 15 straight points to close out the half, fueled by seven points from sophomore forward Cammy Brown (Malden, MA) and a pair of three-pointers from Ashe, to give them a 26-12 advantage heading into the locker rooms.
Senior center Julia Serewko (Queens, NY) made a lay-up for Saint Joseph's with 11:03 to play in the second half to cut the deficit to 32-19, but UMass Boston went on a 9-0 burst, behind two more trifectas from Ashe, to increase the lead to 41-19 with 8:53 remaining in the contest. The Bears scored 13 of the day's final 19 points to close to within 47-32, but it would be as close as they would get for the remainder of the second half.
Ashe was 6-12 from the floor, including 5-6 from three-point range, while grabbing five rebounds in 25 minutes of action and was named to the All-Tournament Team for the Beacons. Freshman guard Kate Levy (Falmouth, MA) contributed with 16 points on 6-10 from the field, including 4-6 from three-point territory to go with seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in 19 minutes, while Brown finished with 10 points on 4-6 shooting in addition to eight rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in 21 minutes.
McQuillan led Saint Joseph's with seven points and added a game-high six steals as well as a rebound and an assist. Freshman guard Teresa Mangan (Cleveland, OH) came off the bench to chip in with five points, six boards and a steal, while Serewko dropped in five points, grabbed three rebounds, made three steals, dished for an assist and rejected a shot.
UMass Boston will be in action again on Thursday, December 3 when it travels across the city to take on Wheelock College at 7:00 p.m., while the Bears host Fisher College on December 3 at 7:30 p.m.