Gators Drop Season Opener to Wentworth, 74-50

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Pine Manor College women’s basketball kicked off its 2012-13 season on Saturday, dropping a 74-50 decision to visiting Wentworth Institute of Technology at Brunelli Court in Chestnut Hill, MA. With the win, Wentworth moves to 1-1 on the season, while Pine Manor opens the year 0-1.

Wentworth never trailed in the contest after opening the game on a 10-1 run. Four Wentworth starters finished the contest in double figures, led by senior Jordan Biggar (Beverly, MA) who finished the game with a team-high 14 points. Junior Kendra Kerr (Marshfield, MA) finished with a double-double, scoring 11 points while collecting a game-high 14 rebounds. Senior Ashley Conway (Danvers, MA) and junior Ashley Stowe (Voluntown,CT) finished with 13 and 12 points respectively.

Pine Manor closed the gap to as few as two points, at 20-18, after freshman Alexis Lee (Akron, OH) made back-to-back shots with just less than six minutes remaining in the first half. However, the Gators would get no closer for the remainder of the contest as Wentworth would stretch the lead back to ten points, at 30-20, by halftime. Lee finished the contest with a game-high 20 points for PMC.

In the second half, the visitors would continue to increase their lead. Wentworth led by as many as 33 points following a jumper by Biggar with 4:16 to play. The Leopards held a commanding 47-21 rebounding advantage in the game, while also collecting 17 assists as a team.

For Pine Manor, freshman Sybil Lynch (Hoboken, NJ) also finished in double figures with 14 points, as she was one of five Pine Manor freshman, along with Lee, Khiyana Isaac ( Boston, MA), Meagan Badohu (Boston, MA), and Shaniesha Williams (Jamaica Plain, MA) to make their collegiate debut on Saturday.

Wentworth will take on Emerson College on Tuesday November 20 at 7:00 p.m. before heading home for the Thanksgiving break. Pine Manor will be back in action following the holiday when they host Bay Path College at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 28.


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