Jan 08, 2019
BIDDEFORD, Maine - Jocelyn Chaput (Nashua, N.H.) notched a double-double that included a career-high 23 points as the University of New England women's basketball team rolled past Salve Regina University, 83-54, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action Tuesday evening (Jan. 8) at the Harold Alfond Forum.
Winners of three in-a-row, the Nor'easters (5-0 CCC) move above .500 for the first time since the opening game of the season, now at 7-6. UNE has captured the last 15 meetings against the Seahawks, who drop to 5-9 (1-4 CCC).
Supporting Chaput was Ashley Coneys (Dover, N.H.) with 18 points, highlighted by a 12-of-15 showing at the charity stripe. Reigning CCC Player of the Week Sadie Nelson (Windham, Maine) went for 13 points and eight rebounds, helping the hosts to a 43-28 advantage on the glass. Abby Cavallaro (South Portland, Maine), Madalyn Sanborn (Lyndonville, Vt.), and Sabrina Johnson (Merrimack, N.H.) chipped in with seven, six, and six points, respectively.
The hosts took a 13-7 edge in the early-going, but trailed by a couple (19-17) at the conclusion of the 1st period. Chaput opened the ensuing quarter with a trey that restored the lead for good, and the spread was nine (32-23) at the midway break. UNE limited Salve Regina to 1-of-14 shooting in the 2nd frame, while forcing five turnovers.
The Nor'easters extended the cushion to 53-37 through 30 minutes, and connected on 21-of-27 free throw attempts following halftime to increase the margin further.