CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. - Pine Manor College Women's Basketball team defeated the Rivier University Raiders, 73-63. The Lady Gators improve to 6-12 as the lady Raiders drop to 8-9.
The lady Raiders were led by Kaylee Kacavas who had a balanced all-around game of 17 points to go with 6 rebounds 5 assists and 3 steals, Caitlyn Perry netted 15 points with all of them coming in the second half, Savanna Butterfield contributed 13 points and 6 rebounds as Rebecca DeBaldo finished with 12 points and 4 rebounds.
PMC led a balance attack offensively with every player posting at least 6 points or more. Taylor Martin led the way for the home team as she posted her second double-double of the season with a 20 point 15 rebound effort. Erica Jones and Sybil Lynch netted 13 points apiece with both players filling up the stat sheet with Lynch posting 8 rebounds to go along with 6 assists as Jones grabbed 5 rebounds along with 3 steals. Shaquanda Middleton and Cadejia Matthews-Austin both got in the double-digit scoring column with Middleton getting 11 points and 4 steals as Matthews-Austin scored 10 points to go with a game-high 5 steals. Siera Robinson played as a key reserve netting 6 points while grabbing 5 rebounds
The game was evenly played as the stats were very similar as Rivier shot 24-61 (39.3%) from the field while going 8-27 (29.6%) from the three point line and shot an impressive 7-8 (87.5%) from the free throw stripe. Pine Manor went 27-63 (42.9%) from the field as they shot 6-19 (31.6%) from three point range while knocking down a solid 13-17 (76.5%) from the free throw line.
Rivier University womens basketball team's next game will be on January 30th as they host Lasell with a 1:00 P.M. tip-off.
The lady Gators next game will be Wednesday, February 3rd as they travel to Fitchburg State with a 7:00 P.M. tip-off.