SEAHAWK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS
Endicott 63, Salve Regina 53
Rodgers Rec. Ctr. - Newport, R.I.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
NEWPORT, R.I. - Endicott College junior Emily Pratt (Gardner, Mass.) scored a game-high 23 points as the Gulls defeated Salve Regina University, 63-53, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women's basketball action at the Rodgers Recreation Center. Both teams had three players in double figures as Seahawk sophomore Mary Rorke (Norton, Mass.) led Salve Regina (9-12, 5-7 CCC) with 17 points including three 3-pointers.
Series and Streaks
Salve Regina leads the all-time series, 18-15, while the teams have split the season series each of the last three years. The Seahawks had defeated the Gulls, 62-61, earlier this month for the only conference setback on the Endicott (14-6, 10-1 CCC) ledger. Endicott has now won four straight since Salve Regina's one-point triumph.
Three Stars of the Game
- Endicott junior Emily Pratt (Gardner, Mass.) scored a game-high 23 points on six of 13 from the floor including four 3-pointers; she also shared game-high rebound honors (eight) with Salve Regina senior Lauryn Becker (Hanover, Mass.).
- Salve Regina sophomore Mary Rorke (Norton, Mass.) led the Seahawks with 17 points including three 3-pointers.
- Endicott junior Kaleigh Putnam (Wallingford, Conn.) had 16 points on five field goals and six free throws.
Key Stat of the Game
Endicott outscored Salve Regina by 10 at the free-throw line (16-6) to match the final margin. The Gulls scored one-third (22 of 63) of their points off Seahawk turnovers (17).
After three lead changes and two ties (all in the first half), Salve Regina trailed by just two (41-39) following a Mary Rorke jumper with 6:47 left in the fourth quarter. Pratt hit back-to-back 3-pointers, then added her final trey at 3:00 for a nine-point cushion (54-45).
- Liv Pierce (Tyngsboro, Mass.) and Lauryn Becker (Hanover, Mass.) both started and finished with a dozen points apiece.
- Mikaela Rogers (Haverhill, Mass.) came off the bench to contribute 13 points for the Gulls.
- Gulls reserves outscored Seahawks, 15-2, with just four points off the bench in the second half.
- Emma Tierney (Wolfeboro, N.H.) had half of her team's blocked shots (three of six).
- Olivia Valerio (Proctor, Vt.) blocked one shot in the second half for the Seahawks.
Salve Regina (9-12, 5-7 CCC) continues its four-game homestand when it hosts University of New England on Saturday, February 2 (1 p.m.). Endicott (14-6, 10-1 CCC) hosts Wentworth Institute of Technology on Groundhog Day (1 p.m.).