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Salve Regina women's basketball triumphs at home, 71-60

Torie Scorpio scored a game-high 23 points in Salve Regina's 71-60 win over visiting Bridgewater State. (Photo by Rob McGuinness)
Torie Scorpio scored a game-high 23 points in Salve Regina's 71-60 win over visiting Bridgewater State. (Photo by Rob McGuinness)

SEAHAWK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS
Salve Regina 71, Bridgewater State 60
Rodgers Rec. Ctr. - Newport, R.I.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Summary
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University women's basketball made eight 3-pointers including four by senior Kerri Beland (Attleboro, Mass.) and three by junior Torie Scorpio (Cranston, R.I.) and the Seahawks won their first home game of the season, 71-60, over visiting Bridgewater State University at the Rodgers Recreation Center. Beland finished with 18 points and Scorpio had a game-high 23 for the Seahawks (2-5) who also had Tara Burke (Londonderry, N.H.) in double-figures with 14 points. Four Bears (1-5) produced double-digit points led by Nicole Bostick (Taunton, Mass.) with 14 points, Olivia DelGrosso (Ledyard, Conn.) with 12 points, and Kailyn Aguilar (Acushnet, Mass.) and Kayla Carter (Beverly, Mass.) with 10 apiece.

Series and Streaks
Today's non-league matchup marked the ninth meeting in women's basketball between Salve Regina and Bridgewater State. It's been 16 years since the last meeting, won by the Seahawks on their not-yet two-year-old hardwood court in the Rodgers Recreation Center. This is only the fourth visit by the Bears to Newport for women's basketball since 1982. Both teams come into today with one win on the season. Bridgewater State leads the series, 6-3.

Three Stars of the Game

  1. Salve Regina junior Torie Scorpio (Cranston, R.I.) scored a game-high 23 points with eight field goals including three long distance..
  2. Salve Regina senior Kerri Beland (Attleboro, Mass.) poured in 18 points, dished out seven assists, and grabbed six rebounds.
  3. Bridgewater State senior Kayla Aguilar (Acushnet, Mass.) posted a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Key Stat of the Game
Salve Regina shot 62.5% from the floor in the second half (15-24) including three of five 3-pointers.

Turning Point
Salve Regina turned a two-point deficit after the first quarter into an eight-point lead by halftime. Seven different players scored for a 19-point period, led by Beland's five points.

  • Each side had a player foul out - Tara Burke for the Seahawks, Kayla Carter for the Bears.
  • Burke had an efficient 14 points on 7-of-9 from the floor.
  • Bridgewater State outrebounded Salve Regina, 42-30, including 18 offensive boards.
  • The Bears outscored the Seahawks from the bench, 14-5.

Next Up
Salve Regina hosts Roger Williams University on Tuesday, December 4, in the Rodgers Recreation Center (5:30 p.m.); the Bears continue their two-game road trip to face the Jumbos at Tufts University.