BOSTON, Mass. – Led by a game-high 14 points from Tahjai Mazyck (Hamden, Conn.) women's basketball closed out 2017 with an undefeated Little East Conference record as they defeated Rhode Island College by the final of 62-51 Saturday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
UMass Boston 62, Rhode Island College 51
UMass Boston (8-1, 2-0 Little East Conference)
Rhode Island College (6-4, 0-2 Little East Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
For Mazyck she led the Beacons after going 7-for-10 from the field. She dominated the paint in the second half, as the Beacons rolled past the Anchorwomen.
Joei Grassi (Plymouth, Mass.) and Raven Kelsey (Boston, Mass.) each dropped in 10 points, with Kelsey also grabbing a team-high 8 rebounds. Proving to be the deciding quarter in Saturday's win was the fourth and final. After a 19-point third quarter kept the Anchorwomen within reach of the Beacons lead, UMB sealed the win over the final 10 minutes of play thanks to eight points from Megan Dixon (Hanover, Mass.).
Mazyck, who had eight points of her own in the third quarter, capped-off her day with a field goal to help the Beacons seal the huge conference win.
For the Anchorwomen, Jordyn Gauvin led the team with 12 points, followed by Ornela Livramento, despite getting in early foul trouble finished second on the team with 11 points, while also grabbing a game-high nine rebounds.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With the win UMass Boston extended their win-streak over Rhode Island College to seven straight games; All-time Saturday's win the marked the 16th over the Anchorwomen
- The win marked a program record seventh straight for the Beacons
- From the field the Beacons shot 41.1% (23-56), while from behind the arc they finished with three 3-pointers
- Rhode Island College shot 37.3% (22-59) from the floor and 27.8% (5-18) from behind the arc
- UMass Boston held a 40-36 advantage on the glass and had eight steals, three blocked shots
The Beacons will travel to Clark University on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. non-conference game.