May 21, 2019
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UMass Dartmouth Women's college basketball 84 at Southern Maine 55

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GORHAM, Maine –  Nakira Examond led three players in double-figures with 20 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double as UMass Dartmouth defeated the University of Southern Maine Huskies 84-55 in a Little East Conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon at Hill Gymnasium.

            With the win, UMass Darmouth remained undefeated in the Little East Conference at 10-0 and improves to 17-3 overall.  The Huskies dip to 11-10 overall and 7-3 in the LEC.  USM is in third place in the conference standings.

            Examond was 8-for-16 from the field and 4-for-5 from the free throw line.  Leah Douty and Alicia Kutil each scored 19 points and had five rebounds for the Corsairs.  Douty hit five threes and was 7-for-16 from the field.

            Southern Maine senior Emily Nicholson (Quispamsis, New Brunswick/Kennebecasis) led the Huskies with 13 points, adding three assists and three rebounds.  Sophomore Chantel Eells (Turner, Maine/Leavitt) had 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot.  Freshman Kristen Curley (Gorham, Maine) and sophomore Mychaela Harton (Georgia, Vt.) each had nine points.

            Ahead by seven, 42-35, UMass Dartmouth used a strong third quarter to open up the game and cruise to the win.  The Corsairs outscored the Huskies 20-8 in the quarter, led by 10 third quarter points from Examond.  With a commanding 62-43 lead heading into the fourth, UMD shot 46.5 percent in the fourth extending their lead for the 84-55 final.

            Southern Maine returns to action on Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) hosting Plymouth State University in a Little East Conference game.  USM will be hosting its annual Town of Gorham Night Celebration, and will also be hosting Turn-Back-The-Clock event and the Huskies will wear uniforms harkening back to the Gorham State College era.  Admission is free for the game, and the first 100 fans will receive a fan gift.

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