Dec. 10, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Sophomore guard Molly Piette (Webster, MA) netted 11 points and freshman guard Sarah McDonough (Weymouth, MA) dropped in 10 points to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's basketball team to a 49-46 win over host Lesley University on Thursday evening in Cambridge, MA. The Lynx are now 0-6 while the Beacons improve to 4-5 on the season.
After being down two points at halftime, Lesley rallied in the second half to hold a lead. With 6:51 remaining in the game and Lesley up one-point, UMass Boston's Piette hit a crucial three-pointer to give the Beacons a 42-40 lead. The go-ahead long ball would be the final lead change of the game.
The Lynx would cut the Beacons' lead to one following a Kaitlyn Wechsler (Merrick, NY) layup in the paint, but that is the closest Lesley would get as UMass Boston went on to victory.
Lesley had the top two leading scorers in the game with Brianne Caira (Pelham, NH) and Wechsler leading the way with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Caira added 12 rebounds to complete the double-double and both players combined to go 13-for-20 from the floor.
UMass Boston's most efficient contributors came off the bench to score 21 of their 49 points. Piette was 2-2 from the line and grabbed four rebounds to go with a steal and McDonough hit four of six attempts from the field, including two three-pointers.
The Lynx once again got solid play from their point guard Jodi Fralick (Woburn, MA) who played all 40 minutes and tallied eight assists, seven rebounds, and two steals.
Lesley returns to action on Saturday, December 12 for its first New England Collegiate Conference game of the season against Bay Path College at 1:00 pm. UMass Boston takes on Rhode Island College in a Little East Conference contest in Providence, RI at 1:00 p.m. also on December 12.
Material in this report courtesy of Lesley University Sports Information