WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Making her first career start in her 64th appearance, junior Lindsey Karsmarski (Meriden, Conn.) made a record-tying seven three-point field goals to lead the Eastern Connecticut State University women’s basketball team to an 83-51 Little East Conference women’s basketball victory over Plymouth State University Saturday afternoon at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
Eastern Conn. (13-7, 7-2 Little East) maintains its hold on second place in the conference with its 11th win in the last 12 meetings with the Panthers (8-12, 4-6 Little East). ECSU completes the season sweep of PSU, having won 100-94 in double overtime a month ago at Plymouth, N.H.
Karsmarski hit four three-pointers as Eastern ran off a 28-9 scoring streak over 10 minutes in the first half to open up a 22-point lead (35-13) with six minutes left before the break.
Freshman Joy DePalo (Enfield, N.H.) led the Panthers with nine points, while junior Katie Susat (Glastonbury, Conn.) six points and a team-high eight rebounds. The final point total was the second-lowest of the season for Plymouth State.
Karsmarski finished with a career-high 23 points (in 25 minutes) – besting her 20-point total set against UMass Boston three weeks ago. The conference leader in three-point field goal percentage, Karsmarski improved her mark to 51.3 percent (39-for-76) by hitting 7-of-12 from behind the arc. Her total was a career high and ties the game record set against Connecticut College on Feb. 3, 1998.
With six players contributing at least one three-point field goal, Eastern set a team record with 13. The previous record was 11, against Conn. College on Jan. 29, 2003.
Sophomore forward Sandy Mosley (Goshen, Conn.) added 20 points, converting 9-of-14 from the floor.
Both teams face their archrivals in LEC affairs on Tuesday, as PSU returns home to host Keene State at Foley Gymnasium (5:30 p.m.) while Eastern hosts Western Connecticut (5:30 p.m.)
(Courtesy of ECSU Sports Information)
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