Sat Dec 29
1:00 PM
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Salve Regina
Sun Dec 30
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Babson
Babson Tournament
Mon Dec 31
TBA
Babson Tournament
vs. Salve Regina
@ Wellesley, Mass. Babson Tournament
Thu Jan 03
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Thu Jan 03
7:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Fri Jan 04
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Oswego
Pathfinder Bank/Oswego State Hockey Tournament
Sat Jan 05
1:00 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Sat Jan 05
3:00 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Sat Jan 05
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
vs. TBD
@ Oswego, N.Y. Pathfinder Bank/Oswego State Hockey Tournament
Sat Jan 05
7:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI)
Salve Regina
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1:00 PM
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Salve Regina
Thu Jan 03
7:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Sat Jan 05
3:00 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Tue Jan 08
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at U. of New England
Thu Jan 10
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
Sat Jan 12
3:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Endicott
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Sun Dec 30
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Babson
Babson Tournament
Mon Dec 31
TBA
Babson Tournament
vs. Salve Regina
@ Wellesley, Mass. Babson Tournament
Thu Jan 03
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Sat Jan 05
1:00 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Tue Jan 08
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at U. of New England
Thu Jan 10
5:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
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Fri Jan 04
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Oswego
Pathfinder Bank/Oswego State Hockey Tournament
Sat Jan 05
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
vs. TBD
@ Oswego, N.Y. Pathfinder Bank/Oswego State Hockey Tournament
Fri Jan 11
7:35 PM
Morrisville
Salve Regina
Fri Jan 18
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Wentworth
Sat Jan 19
7:05 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Tue Jan 22
7:35 PM
Plymouth St.
Salve Regina
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Sat Jan 05
7:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI)
Salve Regina
Sun Jan 06
4:05 PM
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Fri Jan 11
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Salem St.
Sat Jan 12
7:00 PM
Salem St.
Salve Regina
Tue Jan 15
7:00 PM
Williams
Salve Regina
Sat Jan 19
7:00 PM
Franklin Pierce
Salve Regina
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1:00 PM
Clark University
Salve Regina
Sat Feb 23
1:00 PM
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at Salem St.
Wed Feb 27
5:00 PM
Wheaton (Mass.)
Salve Regina
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Endicott
Wed Mar 06
5:00 PM
Mass.-Dartmouth
Salve Regina
Sun Mar 10
TBA
Adams St.
vs. Salve Regina
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TBA
Simmons
Salve Regina
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TBA
Mass.-Dartmouth
Salve Regina
Tue Mar 12
TBA
Salve Regina
at Rhode Island Col.
Wed Mar 20
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Mount Holyoke
Sat Mar 23
12:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Gordon
Mon Mar 25
TBA
Southern Vt.
Salve Regina
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TBA
Springfield
Salve Regina
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Gordon
Salve Regina
Tue Apr 02
3:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Wentworth
Sat Apr 06
1:00 PM
Roger Williams
Salve Regina
Wed Apr 10
TBA
Salve Regina
at Endicott
Sat Apr 13
1:00 PM
Curry
Salve Regina
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3:30 PM
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Second-half rally comes just short for Seahawks; Golden Bears win, 61-56

Second-half rally comes just short for Seahawks; Golden Bears win, 61-56

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 2, 2017) – The Western New England University women's basketball team built a 14-point first quarter lead and held off a late charge by Salve Regina University to earn a 61-56 victory on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.

Top Performers

  • Freshman forward Emily Scurka (Billerica, Mass.) shot 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-3 from the free throw line on her way to a season-high 12 points for the Golden Bears.
  • Senior guard Dorothy O'Neill (Staten Island, N.Y.) added ten points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals, while sophomore forward Meghan Orbann (East Hampton, Conn.) finished with six points, a team-high nine rebounds and one assist.
  • Salve Regina was led by junior forward Tara Burke (Londonderry, N.H.), who scored a game-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field and 3-of-7 from the free throw line to go with four boards.
  • Senior forward Ally Esielionis (Shirley, Mass.) recorded 11 points and five rebounds, while sophomore guard Torie Scorpio (Cranston, R.I.) chipped in with ten points, four boards, three assists and two steals.

Game Review

  • Western New England shot 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the field in the first quarter and established a 22-8 lead through ten minutes of play. O'Neill, sophomore guard Hannah Zirkel (Westbury, N.Y.) and Orbann led the way, as the trio shot a combined 6-for-6 with O'Neill and Zirkel both connecting on a pair of three-pointers.
  • The Golden Bears, who had their lead cut to ten (24-14) when Salve Regina junior guard Mikayla Roderick (New Bedford, Mass.) made 1-of-2 free throws with 4:09 left in the half, responded with a 10-2 run to open up an 18-point advantage (34-16) at the 1:39 mark. Salve Regina trailed 34-18 at the break after Esielionis knocked down a jumper at the buzzer.
  • The Seahawks pulled back to within ten (38-28) with a 10-4 run to open the second half, as Burke completed a three-point play with 5:46 left in the third quarter. Western New England was able to stretch its lead back to 14 (47-33) by the end of the period with the help of Scurka, who scored eight points in the third.
  • Salve Regina, which faced a 16-point deficit (51-35) following a Scurka made jumper 1:13 into the fourth, put together an 11-0 run over the next 3:15 to pull back to within six. Burke scored four points during the run, while Scorpio capped it with a trey at the 5:32 mark.
  • The visitors eventually closed the gap to three (54-51) on an Esielionis layup with just under a minute remaining, before pulling to within two (58-56) when the senior hit a three-pointer with 20 seconds on the clock. They would get no closer, however, as O'Neill made it a four-point game (60-56) with a pair of late free throws and sophomore Courtney Carlson (Woodbury, Conn.) made 1-of-2 from the charity stripe with 12 seconds left to extend the final margin to five.

Notes

  • Western New England shot 51.8 percent (14-of-27) from the field in the first half and 39.3 percent (22-of-56) for the game.
  • The Golden Bears held a 39-36 rebounding edge, led by Orbann (nine) and junior guard Meghan Gilhool (Montrose, Pa.), who grabbed seven boards to go with seven points, three steals and two assists.
  • Sophomore guard Emily Farrell (New Fairfield, Conn.) contributed six points, a team-high five assists, four rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes off the bench.

Up Next
Both teams will be back in action on Tuesday, as Western New England (3-2, 1-1 CCC) travels to Quincy, Mass. to take on Eastern Nazarene College, while Salve Regina (2-3, 1-1 CCC) heads to Boston to face Wentworth.