Courtesy of our friends from the Assumption College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release pertaining toward the women’s basketball team, which earned a wire-to-wire win against Le Moyne in Syracuse, New York:
Syracuse, N.Y. (February 9) — Assumption seized the lead early and never looked back as the Hounds came away with a wire-to-wire 67-50 win over Le Moyne in women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Court. Assumption is receiving votes in this week’s USA Today Sports Division II National Poll.
Assumption jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead over the first five minutes of the game, capped by a layup from sophomore Caitlin Ackerman (Nashua, N.H./Nashua South). The Hounds built the lead to as many as 15 at 30-15 on a three-pointer by Gabrielle Gibson (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) before taking a 31-19 advantage into the halftime break. The Hounds knocked down five three-pointers in the period while holding Le Moyne to just 25 percent shooting from the field.
The Hounds started the second half with a layup from Katy Howard (Medway, Mass./Medway) off a behind-the-back pass from Gibson. Assumption kept the run going and stretched the lead to 37-19 to force a Le Moyne timeout. The Hounds led by as many as 19 points and by at least 13 points the rest of the way as they swept the regular-season series from the Dolphins.
Howard led all scorers with 18 points, along with 17 from Gibson. Maggie Brown led the Dolphins with 13 points, along with 11 from Alex Marple.
With the win, Assumption improves to 15-6 overall and 12-5 in Northeast-10 play, while Le Moyne drops to 5-16 overall and 3-14 in the league.
Assumption is back in action on Wednesday night as the Hounds travel to the University of New Haven for a 7:30 p.m. start at Charger Gym. That game has been pushed back one day to Wednesday due to the snowstorm over the weekend.