January 7, 2012

PRIDE CRUISE TO CONFERENCE VICTORY

WESTON, Mass. – Regis College raced out to a 30-1 lead and never looked back as the Pride defeated Lesley University, 77-26, on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball action in Weston, Mass. The Pride improves to 6-3 overall and 3-0 in the NECC while Lesley falls to 0-8 and 0-3 in league play.

Every Regis player registered at least two points and one rebound in the victory. Leah Murphy (Westborough, Mass.) led all scorers with 12 points while Emilee Marro (Bedford, N.H.) added eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Stephanie Wozmak (Auburn, N.H.) and Claire Ramonas (Portland, Maine) each scored eight points and Janaya Bradley (New Haven, Conn.) had nine points in the win. Lauren Kimble (Orinda, Calif.) came off the bench and had an all-around game with five points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Regis kept the Lynx off the scoreboard for the first 8:29 of game action before Emily Fleming (Medford, Mass.) knocked down one-of-two freethrows to make it a 23-1 game. Fleming added a three pointer to make it 30-4 and Carrie Fieger (Simsbury, Conn.) added four points of her own around another Lynx basket to make it a 37-10 game with 3:16 remaining. The Pride bench outscored Lesley 6-0 to end the half, giving Regis a 43-10 lead headed into the break.

The second half was much the same as Regis opened the frame on a 12-1 run before Fleming nailed a layup, leaving the Lynx facing a 55-13 deficit. That would be as close as Lesley would get as the Pride outscored the Lynx 34-16 in the frame and cruised to a 77-26 victory.

The Pride defense was able to hold the Lynx to 13% shooting (7-of-54) and forced 22 turnovers in the game. The Pride converted those missteps into 28 points and also held a 48-44 edge on the glass.

Emily Fleming led the Lynx with 11 points and also added six rebounds. Carrie Fieger chipped in with eight points while Grace Amato (Sharon, Vt.) came off the bench to score four points and grab a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Crimson and Gold return to action on Tuesday night when the Pride travel to Daniel Webster College for another NECC game at 7:00 p.m. Lesley looks for its first win of the season when the Lynx host Bay Path College on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m.

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