Team Effort Leads Women’s Basketball to Non-Conference Win

NEWTON, Mass. – With double-doubles from Brittany Moore (Billerica, Mass.) and Teresa Pina (Boston, Mass.) women's basketball got back on the winning track as they recorded a 72-55 win over Mount Ida College Tuesday evening at Mount Ida Athletic Center.

Moore's double-double consisted of 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Pina's evening was made-up of 15 points and 10 rebounds.  From the field, Moore was 5-for-16 while on the glass all of her boards came on the offensive side of the court.  For Pina she finished Tuesday's win shooting 5-of-17 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line.  Of her 10 boards, six were recorded on the offensive glass.  

Also finishing in double-figures was Andrea Suffredini (Milford, Mass.) who dropped in a season-high 17 points, while Gabriela Cogliano (Saugus, Mass.) recorded 10 points.  On the boards it was Olivia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) who finished with a game and career-best 18 rebounds (8 off., 10 def.).

As a team the Beacons (5-1) held a substantial lead on the glass as the outrebounded the Mustangs (3-4) 72-31.  UMass also finished the night shooting over 32% from the field, while Mount Ida shot over 37%.  From behind the arc, the Mustangs were 7-for-13.

In the first half the Beacons held a slim advantage over the Mustangs but never once trailed the Mustangs on the scoreboard.  Proving to be the difference maker in the first half was Moore who finished with 10 points and seven boards.  Suffredini was also a driving force for the Beacons as she finished shooting 3-for-6 from the field while also going 2-for-2 at the line.

Murphy grabbed six boards to go along with her six points and one block. UMass was solid from the field in the first 20 minutes of play as they went 14-for-38 and also pulled down 14 of their 29 rebounds on the offensive side of the court.

After the break Pina exploded offensive scoring all of her 15 points in the final 20 minutes.  Murphy was just as dominant in the paint pulling down 12 rebounds, while also leading the Beacons defensive effort with three steals.  Suffredini capped off her evening with nine points, while Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) came-off the bench to drop in eight points while also collecting seven rebounds.

For the Mustangs, Evebonee Acosta led the game with 18 points.  Acosta also handed a game-best eight assists.  Abbey Fedigan finished with 14 points and also recorded a team-best six boards. 

Women's Basketball returns to action on Thursday when they travel to Tufts University a 7 p.m. non-conference game.