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University of New England Women's college basketball 81 at Western New England 62

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The University of New England extended on a four-point, 1st-quarter lead by out-scoring Western New England University 27-10 in the 2nd period, on the way to an 81-62 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women’s basketball victory on Saturday afternoon at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.

With their eighth straight positive result, the Nor’easters (14-5) now shift one game ahead of the Golden Bears in the league standings with a 10-2 mark. WNEU drops to 13-5, 9-3 in the CCC.
Alicia Brown (Greenland, N.H.) led the way with 20 points and six rebounds. Laura Holman (Mostar, Croatia) made 5-of-6 shots off the bench to add 12 points, and Sam MacDonald (Lebanon, N.H.)¬†went for 10 points, seven boards, and five assists. Lindsey Howland (New Braintree, Mass.)¬†contributed eight points and four assists. The Nor’easters converted 46 percent of their field-goal tries in the match, and held their opponent to just 34 percent.
For the hosts, Emily Anderson registered a game-high 27 points, which featured four three-pointers and a 9-for-9 effort at the free throw line. Dorothy O’Neill hit three from downtown and totaled 13 points.
Brown posted 10 of her points in the opening stanza, including the go-ahead basket (6-4) near the midway mark of the frame.
UNE wasted little time seizing control in the ensuing 10 minutes, scoring all 10 over the initial 1:55 to assume a 26-12 cushion. A 12-0 spurt in the latter part of the session made the spread 23 (40-17), and the difference settled at 43-22 with the buzzer for intermission. Nine players put points on the board in the 2nd for the Nor’easters, with a high of six on back-to-back triples from Jasmine Nyce (Telford, Pa.). The visiting squad connected on 10-of-15 shots and canned five treys during the quarter, while limiting Western New England to 2-of-8 shooting with seven turnovers.
The Golden Bears got back within 16 (56-40) by the end of the 3rd, and closed the gap to 72-59 with under three minutes to play in the contest — largely behind Anderson’s 13 in the period. However, Holman had 10 of her points down the stretch to help keep UNE on track.

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