MILTON, Mass. – The Pine Manor College women's basketball team fell to host Curry College, 72-52, at the Curry Invitational, Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Gators to 0-2 on the season while the Colonels earn their first victory of the season improving to 1-1.
Score: Curry 72, Pine Manor 52
Records: Pine Manor (0-2), Curry (1-1)
Location: Milton, Mass.
Pine Manor Starters: Jordan (F), Jones (F), Monroe (F), Ingram-Martin (C), Middleton (G),
Curry Starters: Bamford, Irwin, Kilduff, Senatore, Plunkett
PINE MANOR HIGHLIGHTS:
- The Gators outscored the Colonels, 22-17, in the second quarter to take a one-point, 36-35 lead into half-time.
- Junior Erica Jones recorded a season-best six assists and five steals while leading the Gators with 16 points on the day.
- Jones was nearly perfect from beyond the arc in the first half, shooting three-of-four from long distance for nine of her half-high 11 points.
- Sophomore forward Kristina Giunta came off the bench and scored all eight of her points in the first half.
- As a team the Gators shot 31.6$ (6-19) from beyond the arc and 30.4% (21-69) from the floor.
- Senior forward Shaneka Monroe rounded out the Gators in double figures netting 12 points.
- Curry opened the second half with a four-minute, 12-0 run to take an 11-point, 47-36 lead.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Giunta closed out the half nailing a buzzer-beater to send the Gators into the locker room with the one-point lead.
- The Colonels began the third quarter scoring on eight of their 11 first possessions including scoring off one of the Gators three turnovers.
- Curry's Paige Senatore picked the pocket of Shaquanda Middleton 2:53 into the third and took it back down court for the lay-up.
Points: Emily Irwin – 17
Rebounds: Emily Irwin – 13
Assists: Emily Irwin – 4
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Lead Changes: 6
Largest Lead: Pine Manor (8 – 2nd, 4:17) – Curry (21 – 4th, 5:05)
Points off Turnovers: Pine Manor (12) – Curry (22)
2nd Chance Points: Pine Manor (5) – Curry (17)
Bench Points: Pine Manor (13) – Curry (23)
Pine Manor will host Eastern Nazarene Tuesday November 22nd at 7:00 p.m.