SEAHAWK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS
Curry 70, Salve Regina 69
Rodgers Recreation Center - Newport, R.I.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
NEWPORT, R.I. - Junior guard Torie Scorpio (Cranston, R.I.) tied the game at 69-69 with 21 seconds remaining before freshman guard Amanda Leal (Tungsboro, Mass.) made the first of two free throws for the winning point as Curry College defeated Salve Regina University, 70-69, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women's basketball action at the Rodgers Recreation Center. Scorpio got an inbounds pass in front of her bench with 3.2 ticks left, but could not get off a shot before time expired.
Salve Regina (10-15, 6-10 CCC) enters the conference postseason as the No. 6 seed and will play at No. 3 seed Western New England University, who won a battle with Roger Williams University for that spot in the final regular season game. The Colonels (14-11, 10-6 CCC) had already wrapped up the No. 5 seed and now know they face the Hawks on Tuesday evening in Bristol, R.I.
Salve Regina celebrated its five seniors - Lauryn Becker (Hanover, Mass.), Kerri Beland (Attleboro, Mass.), Tara Burke (Londonderry, N.H.), Liv Pierce (Tyngsboro, Mass.), Mikayla Roderick (New Bedford, Mass.) - before the game with all starting and combining for 37 points.
Scorpio was high-scorer for the Seahawks with 22 points off the bench. Curry senior Emily Irwin (Billerica, Mass.) led all players with 25 points including 10 of 17 from the free-throw line.
Series and Streaks
The Seahawks lead the all-time series, 49-21, but the Colonels have won six of the last 10 meetings.
Three Stars of the Game
- Curry senior Emily Irwin (Billerica, Mass.) scored a game-high 25 points; she's totaled 50 points in two wins against the Seahawks this season.
- Salve Regina junior Torie Scorpio (Cranston, R.I.) led the Seahawks with 22 points on six of 17 from the floor including five 3-pointers (11 treys in her last two games).
- Salve Regina senior Kerri Beland (Attleboro, Mass.) scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Key Stat of the Game
Curry College scored nearly half its points off turnovers (31). The game featured eight ties and 10 lead changes.
Trailing by nine (56-47) late in the third quarter, Salve Regina went on a 14-2 run over 5:33 to take its first lead of the second half. Tara Burke started the run with a layup; Scorpio had a pair of treys and Beland had one over that stretch. The margin was never more than two points the final 4:38 after Irwin tied the score at 61-61 with her final trey.
- Burke led all players with 14 rebounds; Salve Regina had a +21 edge off the boards (45-24).
- Led by Scorpio's 22 points, Salve Regina's bench outscored Curry's, 32-2.
- After opening the season with nine 3-pointers made at Suffolk, Salve Regina closes its regular season with back-to-back games of nine treys.
- Scorpio also had seven assists.
- Colonel freshman Peyton Perine (Fairfax, Va.) finished with 16 points and five rebounds.
- Sam Bamford (Easton, Mass.) and Irwin both had five steals for Curry.
Salve Regina (10-15, 6-10 CCC) earned the league's No. 6 seed and will travel to No. 3 Western New England University who won today. Curry (14-11, 10-6 CCC) nabbed the No. 5 slot and travels to No. 4 Roger Williams University who lost today. Postseason starts on Tuesday.