BROOKLINE, Mass. – The Plymouth State University women’s basketball team got back to the .500 mark Thursday evening with an easy 79-45 non-conference victory over Newbury College. The Panthers are now 8-8 overall while the struggling Nighthawks drop to 1-14.
The Panthers jumped out to a big lead in the first half and held a 42-17 advantage at the break, coasting home in the second half. The offense was spread out evenly with 12 different players scoring, as the team was able to use the entire bench with the big lead. Sophomore Laura Kent (Bellingham, Mass.) led the way, recording a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Senior Lauren Daniels (Concord, N.H.) added 11 points, and freshman Liz Whalley (North Hampton, N.H.) made all three of her three-point shots and finished with nine points.
The Panthers out-rebounded the Nighthawks 57-28, and forced 25 Newbury turnovers.
The outcome spoiled an impressive performance by Newbury’s Rashawna Wynn (Baltimore, Md.), who had a triple double for the first time this season. She led all scorers with 17 points, while collecting 10 rebounds and recording a career-high 12 blocked shots. Catherine Cullen (Beverly, Mass.) and Jessica Lightfoot (Sewell, N.J.) chipped in 11 and 10 points respectively for the Nighthawks.
PSU returns to Little East Conference action Saturday with a visit to Eastern Connecticut for a 1:00 p.m. game. The Nighthawks are also back on the court Saturday when they will travel to Bay Path College, tip off is at 3:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Newbury Sports Information)
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