PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Ashley McFetridge (Canton, Conn.) posted her third double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with 13 points and 10 rebounds, leading Eastern Connecticut State University to a 74-35 victory over Plymouth State University in the Little East Conference women’s basketball opener for both schools at Foley Gymnasium.
McFetridge scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half, helping the Warriors to a 43-14 margin at the intermission. The 6-2 post player finished the afternoon 6-of-10 from the field. Eastern also got 12 points and six rebounds from senior Bridget Durette (Seymour, Conn.) and 11 points and nine rebounds from freshman guard Jessica Moriarty (East Haven, Conn.)
Plymouth State struggled in the shooting department, converting just 18 percent on the afternoon. Junior Kayla Morin (Pascoag, R.I.) and freshman Alex Marcell (Pittsford, Vt./New Hampton Prep, N.H.) shared team-high scoring honors with six points apiece. Senior Lauren Daniels (Concord, N.H.) collected a game-high 12 rebounds, her second straight double-digit rebounding performance and third of the season.
Eastern Conn. scored the first nine points of the game and never looked back. The Warriors got the lead up to double-digits midway through the first half and pulled away to a 29-point margin at the break. PSU was unable to mount a challenge in the second half.
PSU, 3-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference, plays a non-conference game Thursday, Dec. 6, at Wheaton College (8:00 p.m.). Eastern Conn., 6-0 and 1-0, looks to remain unbeaten Thursday with a non-conference game at Mount Holyoke College (7:00 p.m.)
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