CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – Pine Manor's strong second half lifted them to a tough 81-69 victory over the University of Maine at Augusta women's basketball team. The score wasn't indicative to how close the match up was played throughout with the PMC leading 37-34 at the halftime break. It wasn't until the strong second half surge as the host outscored the visitors in the third quarter 24-19 and in the fourth 20-16 to pull away with the victory. The win pushes PMC to 4-12, while the loss drops UMA to 12-6.
PMC went 32-69 (46.4%) from the floor while shooting 5-13 (38.5%) from three point range and converted well from the free-throw line going 12-17 (70.6%). UMA went 27-71 (38.0%) from the field but struggled from the three point line going 7-30 (23.3%) but shot a solid 8-10 (80.0%) from the free throw line.
UMA was led offensively by Jamie Plummer and Carmen Bragg with each posting a game-high of 19 points, Plummer also posted a double-double in her efforts haling in 10 rebounds. Caitlin LaFountain's also chipped in 15 points for the visitors as Darby Toth had a soild performance posting a game-high 8 assists to go along with 9 points.
The Lady Gators led a balance attack offensively with five player's getting in the double figure scoring column led by Alexis Lee's team-high 17 points and 6 assists effort while also contributing and 4 steals. Khiyana Isaac also received double-double effort of 14 points and a game high 14 rebounds as she helped pace the Gators on the defensive end. Erica Jones had the hot hand late as she scored 12 points with all of them coming in the fourth quarter frame. Taylor Martin played as a key reserve netting 12 points while grabbing 6 rebounds. Anastasia Walker also chipped in 10 points to go along with 5 rebounds.
Each team will be on the road in their next contest with University of Maine at Augusta women's basketball team traveling to Central Maine Community College on January 20th with a 6:00 P.M. tip-off. Pine Manor women's basketball team will travel to Lyndon State January 21st with a 5:30 tip-off time.