SEAHAWK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS
Eastern Nazarene 63, Salve Regina 54
Rodgers Recreation Center - Newport, Rhode Island
Thursday, January 7, 2016
NEWPORT, R.I. - Eastern Nazarene College had four women's basketball players score in double figures to rally past Salve Regina University, 63-54, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
Series and Streaks
The Lions, who trail in the overall series 35-11, have won the last four meetings, including the last two on the Rodgers Recreation Center floor.
Three Stars of the Game
- Eastern Nazarene senior Jessica Franco (Phoenix, Ariz.) posted a double-double with game highs in points (16) and rebounds (10).
- Eastern Nazarene junior Shelby Holmes (Steely Lake, Mont.) scored 12 points and contributed five assists.
- Salve Regina senior Jillian Woodward (Orono, Maine) scored nine points and led the team in rebounding (seven) in 25 minutes off the bench.
Key Stat of the Game
Second-half shooting percentage for Eastern Nazarene (51.7 percent, 15-of-29 included four 3-pointers) after matching the hosts with six of 28 (21.4 percent) in the first half.
Mary Eden (So. Kingstown, R.I.) and Sam Gisonni (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) hit back-to-back 3-pointers for Salve Regina and an 11-point lead (5:11 in the second quarter), but Kayla Torio's (Manteca, Calif.) 3-pointer with 4:05 left in the first half began a 29-9 run over a 14:45 stretch for the visitors which included a pair of treys from both Franco and Holmes.
- Despite matching field goal percentages in the first half (21.4), Salve Regina led by eight points (27-19) with two more 3-pointers and six more free throws made (12-for-17; 70.6 percent).
- Eastern Nazarene brought eight players off its bench while Salve Regina used just four reserves, but the Seahawks outscored the Lions in bench points (21-12).
- Score was tied five time and the lead changed three times.
- Mary Eden led Salve Regina with 12 points while Kerri Beland (Attleboro, Mass.) added 10 points.
- In addition to Franco (16 points), Holmes (12), and Torio (10), the Lions received double-digit scoring from Breanna Fraser (Henderson, Nev.).