CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Five different players scored in double-figures, led by Alexis Lee’s (Akron, Ohio) game-high 27 points, as Pine Manor College women’s basketball ran to a commanding 100-42 victory over visiting Vermont Tech on Sunday afternoon at Brunelli Court.
Lee finished 9-16 from the field en route to her highest scoring game of the season. The Gators’ sophomore captain was joined in double-figures by classmate Ari DeJesus (Providence, R.I), 18 points, as well as junior Natasia Franklin (Windsor, Conn.), 15 points, freshman Jayva Johnson (West Haven, Conn.), 12 points, and freshman Chaniyah Swan who finished with 11 points off the bench. DeJesus also collected a game-high 12 rebounds to earn her ninth double-double of the season.
Vermont Tech senior guard Ama Baker (Fitchburg, Mass.) and sophomore forward Paige Wells (Orleans, Vermont) tied for team-high honors with 10 points each. Baker finished one rebound shy of a double-double with a team-high total of 9. She also had a team-high 4 assists.
Pine Manor never trailed in the contest, opening the game on a 12-0 run before taking a commanding 53-19 halftime advantage. The Knights could do little to stop the Gators on the inside as Pine Manor finished with a 64-12 advantage in points in the paint while also dishing out 19 assists as a team.
Pine Manor freshman guard Maria Vaughan (Okinawa, Japan) was the only Gator starter not to finish in double-figures but she handed out a game-high six assists.
In the second-half, the Pine Manor lead continued to grow as the contest ended with PMC’s largest advantage of the game, following a three-pointer by Tiana Jordan (Newton, Mass.) that helped the Gators reach 100 points for the third time this season.
Vermont Tech will look to bounce back next Saturday when they take on Central Maine CC at 5:00 PM. The Gators will return to action on Tuesday at 7:00 PM when they host Fisher College. The two teams will also meet again when PMC travels to Vermont Tech on February 9, 2014.
Sun, January 26, 2014
by Miles Roberts