Women's Basketball Tops Lasell, Keeps Pace For Conference Lead

Women's Basketball Tops Lasell, Keeps Pace For Conference Lead

AUBURNDALE, Mass. - Sam D'Angelo (Woburn, Mass.) made her presence known on both ends of the court, equaling her second highest scoring output of the season with 19 points while pulling down 12 rebounds to help the Regis (Mass.) women's basketball team keep pace with St. Joseph's (Me.) for the top spot in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference with a 69-38 win at Lasell on Thursday.

Shannon Hayes (Billerica, Mass.) added 11 points and Brittany Stone (West Bridgewater, Mass.) posted 10 points and eight rebounds for the Pride who allowed a season-low in points.

Senior Morgan Church (New London, N.H.) topped the home team with 14 points, the ninth straight game and 13th time she has led the team in scoring in 15 games this season. Sophomore Dana Ross (East Haven, Conn.) and freshman Megan Sears (Westminster, Mass.) added six points apiece but Lasell dropped to 3-12 overall and 1-7 in conference play

Lasell was within one point midway through the first quarter (9-8) but went cold, and Regis outscored the home team 14-0 over the next five minutes to take a 23-8 lead after one. The Pride had a balanced attack in the big surge as five different players scored at least two points, led by four from Stone.

It took Lasell nearly four minutes to score in the second quarter, when Church broke the drought, but Regis had built up a 29-8 bulge. The Lasers battled back to within 16 a couple times but Regis took a 20-point lead into the intermission, 37-17.

Regis extended its lead to 30 points in the third quarter as Lasell again went more than seven minutes without scoring, and the Pride cruised to the victory in the fourth quarter. Regis shot just 38 percent from the field but had a decisive 48-27 advantage on the boards.

Both teams are back on the court for conference play on Saturday (Jan. 27) at 1:00 p.m. as Lasell travels to Norwich University and Regis returns home to host Mount Ida College. Prior to game coach Angela Santa Fe will be honored for her 100th win with Amanda Hawkesworth recognized at halftime as the program's newest 1,000 point scorer.


 Recap courtesy of Lasell Sports Information