BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Caroline Ashe (West Roxbury, Mass.) netted a career-high 19 points Tuesday evening to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women’s basketball team over visiting Plymouth State University, 72-58, in a Little East Conference contest at the Clark Athletic Center.
Sophomore Karly Gray (Southampton, Mass.) led the Panthers with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Joy DePalo (Enfield, N.H.) came off the bench to score 10 points and sophomore Laura Kent (Bellingham, Mass.) chipped in with 10 points.
Plymouth State owned a 17-10 first-half advantage before UMass Boston went on a 9-2 run to knot the score at 19-19 with 9:14 showing. The Beacons closed out the half on a 26-5 run, fueled by seven points from Ashe, including a three-pointer with eight seconds left, and give the home team a 45-26 halftime advantage.
UMass Boston owned its largest lead at 50-30 with 15:52 to play in the second half, but Plymouth State shot back with 11 unanswered points to cut the deficit to 50-41 with 12:11 to go. The Panthers got to within nine points (54-45) with 7:24 showing, but the Beacons reeled off seven straight to give them a 61-45 lead with 5:55 remaining. PSU came no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
Ashe added eight rebounds, four assists and three steals for UMass Boston, while senior Ashley Greene (Brookline, Mass.) finished with 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Senior guard Myrna Tangar (Randolph, Mass.) just missed a double-double with 12 points and nine boards and freshman forward Cammy Brown (Malden, Mass.) came off the bench to contribute with 10 points.
The Beacons, 6-6 overall and 1-3 in LEC play, will be back in action Thursday at 5:30 p.m. when they travel to Bridgewater State College, while Plymouth State, 6-7 and 1-3, hosts University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in a Little East Conference match-up.
(Courtesy of UMass Boston Sports Information)
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