SEAHAWK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS
Salve Regina 64, Nichols 51
Newport, R.I. - Rodgers Recreation Center
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
NEWPORT, R.I. - Senior Meaghan Harden (Sandwich, Mass.) and junior Jillian Woodward (Orono, Maine) combined for 42 points as Salve Regina University women's basketball defeated visiting Nichols College, 64-51, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
Series and Streaks
Salve Regina owns a 34-9 mark in the all-time series; the Seahawks swept the season series and now has won the last 13 meetings with the Bison. Nichols looks to snap a five-game losing streak when it next hits the hardwood.
Three Stars of the Game
1 – Salve Regina senior Meaghan Harden (Sandwich, Mass.) - came so close to a triple-double with 20 points, nine rebounds, eight assists; made eight of nine free throws.
2 – Salve Regina junior Jillian Woodward (Orono, Maine) - scored game-high 22 points and went four-for-four from the line.
3 – Nichols freshman Amy Assad (Millis, Mass.) - posted a double-double for the Bison with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Key Stat of the Game
Salve Regina wins by 13 points and outscores Nichols from the free-throw line by 14 points (18 of 26, .692; four of eight, .500).
The game featured seven ties and five lead changes. After Taylor Daniels' (Dudley, Mass.) jumper with 4:41 left in 3rd quarter gave Bison a 37-36 lead, Salve Regina went on a 16-1 run. Five different Seahawks scored baskets during the run - Harden, Mikayla Roderick (New Bedford, Mass.), Tara Burke (Georgetown, Mass.), Woodward, and Allyson Esielionis (Shirley, Mass.).
- Salve Regina did not make a 3-point basket for only the second time this season (last time was first game of 2015-16 at Emmanuel College).
- Seahawks had a season-low in turnovers (10).
- Assad was one of three Bison in double-figure scoring: Brooke Packard (Dudley, Mass.) had a team-high 15 points, and Allison Cerrato (Rockland, Mass.) finished with 10 points.
- Cerrato and Jessica Kelliher (Marshfield, Mass.) both fouled out late in 4th quarter.
- Roderick and Packard both had four steals for their respective teams.
- Esielionis blocked four Bison shots.
"It felt like the whole game we were never up by more than four. Even at the end of the game I was just waiting for the bottom to fall out. They're (the Bison) just so scrappy and they just never stop playing; it's hard to put them away. We missed a lot of easy shots, a lot of layups inside. We were trying to go around people when we should have gone over them with our height advantage." - Salve Regina head coach Cori Hughes