BOSTON, Mass. – With five players finishing in double-figures Bridgewater State University downed women's basketball by the final of 74-50 Thursday evening at the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
UMass Boston 50, Bridgewater State University 74
UMass Boston (9-3)
Bridgewater State University (4-8)
HOW IT HAPPENED
For the second straight game the Beacons struggled offensive as they shot just 30.6% from the field. Geanna Williams (Cromwell, Conn.) was the lone UMB player to finish in double-digits as the sophomore dropped in 18 points, 15 of which came over the final two frames.
Kailyn Aguiar led the Bears with 16 points on a 7-for-12 showing from the field. Olivia DelGrosso and Destiny Fitzgerald each dropped in 15 points, while Sara DaSilva and Kayla Carter combined for 20 points respectively.
Through the first 10 minutes of action, the Beacons offense managed to score just five points and did not register a field goal for the final six minutes 11 seconds. Bridgewater State would use that opportunity to go on a 7-0 run to head into the first break with a 15-5 lead.
From there, the Bears would push their lead to 14 points (19-5) before UMB was able to score just their first field goal of the second quarter, which came at the 7:04 mark on a 3-pointer by Williams. The Beacons would combing for just nine more points over next seven minutes, while the Bears offense erupted to take a 35-17 lead into the halftime intermission.
After the break, the Bears would maintain their large lead over the final two quarters. Williams finished the final 20 minutes of play 7-for-10 from the floor and also led the Beacons with six rebounds. UMB shot just 37.8% in the second half. Bridgewater State finished shooting 41.9% (13-31) from the field and 61.1% (11-18) from the charity stripe.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With the loss the Beacons fall to 27-10 against Bridgewater State all-time
- The Beacons are now 4-2 against the Bears since the 2013-14 season
- Williams' 18 points was a season-high for the forward
- Her 26 minutes of playing time was the second most behind her 34 minutes in the win over Castleton University on December 5
- On the night, the Beacons were 19-62 from the field and 4-13 from 3-point range
- Bridgewater State held a 42-35 advantage on the glass
- The two teams combined for 44 turnovers
The Beacons will travel to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday for a 1 pm Little East Conference game in a rematch of the 2018 tournament championship.