Eastern Connecticut Sneaks Past Women’s Basketball in Fourth Quarter

Eastern Connecticut Sneaks Past Women’s Basketball in Fourth Quarter

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Eastern Connecticut State University scored a combined 22 points in the fourth quarter, while limiting women's basketball to just 10 to earn a come-from-behind 66-62 Little East Conference decision Saturday afternoon at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 62, Eastern Connecticut State University 66

UMass Boston (9-16, 5-9 Little East Conference)
Eastern Connecticut State (18-7, 12-2 Little East Conference)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Leading 52-44 with just 10 minutes left in the contest, the Warriors erupted offensively as they shot 58.3% from the field, while the Beacons struggled to keep pace as they shot just 26.3%.  From behind the arc, the Beacons went 0-for-7 with Chantel Jordan (Brockton, Mass.) scoring a team-leading four points. 

On the day, Jordan led all players with 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting.  Raven Kelsey (Boston, Mass.) recorded the team's only double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.  For the Warriors, Julia DePoi had a double-double of her own, as the guard recorded 14 points and 14 boards.  Jordyn Nappi finished with a team-best 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the field, and 4-of-6 shooting at the charity stripe.

With the loss, the Beacons will be the sixth-seed in the Little East Conference Tournament which is scheduled to begin next Tuesday.  UMass Boston will hit the road and travel to UMass Dartmouth for the quarterfinal round.  Start time for that game will be 5:30 p.m.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston shot a combined 40.0% from the field (26-65) and were 2-for-12 from 3-point range
  • From the line the Beacons shot 88.9% (8-9) on the day, while Eastern Connecticut finished 12-20 (60.0%)
  • Eastern Connecticut held a 39-36 advantage on the glass
  • Lexis Foster led the Warriors with three blocked shots, and also had eight points and 10 rebounds
  • Saturday's contest was a rematch of the 2015 and 2016 Little East Tournament championship, in which the Warriors won both.

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will travel to UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday for the quarterfinal round of the Little East Conference Tournament.  That game is set to begin at 5:30 p.m.