SEAHAWK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS
Endicott 59, Salve Regina 35
Newport, R.I. - Rodgers Recreation Center
Saturday, January 30, 2016
NEWPORT, R.I. - Sophomore Hannah Kiernan contributed 14 points and five steals as a balanced Endicott College team defeated Salve Regina University, 59-35, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women's basketball action at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
Series and Streaks
Salve Regina owns a 15-12 mark in the all-time series, while Endicott has won five of the last six meetings.
Three Stars of the Game
1 – Endicott sophomore Hanna Kiernan (Wenham, Mass.) - scored a game-high 14 points, eight in the second half, and added five steals.
2 – Endicott junior Ilyza Holman (Ashland, Mass.) - drained three 3-pointers for the Gulls and finished with nine points.
3 – Salve Regina junior Jillian Woodward (Orono, Maine) - went six of 10 from the floor to finish with a team-high 12 points, eight rebounds.
Key Stat of the Game
Points off turnovers - Endicott (24), Salve Regina (6).
Seahawks and Gulls played evenly in the third quarter (both scoring nine points), but Endicott outscored Salve Regina by at least four in the other quarters and by 10 in both the first and last.
- Endicott had only three 3-pointers, all by Holman.
- The Gulls outscored the Seahawks from the free throw line by 10 points; both missed five FTAs while Endicott made a dozen and Salve Regina made just two.
- Nine different Gulls scored including three with eight points apiece - Gabriella Coppola (Watertown, Mass.), Kelsey Cuddy (Madison, Conn.), and Hannah Shaw (Bar Harbor, Maine).
- Woodward and Mikayla Roderick (New Bedford, Mass.) led all players with eight rebounds apiece.
- Roderick started and played the first 40-minute game of her career.
- Roderick made the only two free throws for Salve Regina (2-for-2).
"We would have been better off if we had dribbled up, set the ball down to get back on defense. I think we did a good job defending them when we got back. Unfortunately, when you give up the ball 27 times and they score 24 points off them (turnovers), you never get into any kind of rhythm for your own offense. If we had more than one practice before our next game, I think we'd play touch football just to get away from it. We don't give up; I really believe that we have a chance to make a run, and I know that some people will think I'm crazy after seeing that kind of basketball, but you can see greatness in those kids. You just got to figure out how to let it go, let it out a little bit." - Salve Regina head coach Cori Hughes
Salve Regina (7-12; 6-6 CCC) – Tuesday, February 2 vs. Eastern Nazarene College, 5:30 p.m.
Endicott (12-7; 10-2 CCC) – Tuesday, February 2 vs. Curry, 7:30 p.m.