By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer
Coming back from the Winter break the lady Corsairs have remained hot, winning their last three games and keeping their historic record intact.
The ladies played against University of Massachusetts Boston on January 27, taking the win, 73-68.
Our ladies continued the streak with another win against Plymouth State with a close game win, 66-65.
First up the ladies played hard as they scrimmaged up and down the court at the Clark Athletic Center; however, it took some time for both teams to start some action.
The team scored five points but entered the second quarter behind by three until sophomore Nakira Examond, the 2016 Little East Conference All-Rookie Team honoree, from New Bedford, changed the course of the game.
Game highlights look over to junior Alicia Kutil, an LEC All-Academic, from Franklin, as she scored 6 points while leading the ladies on a 12-0 run.
Teamwork was at play when Kutil and Senior Rachel McCarron, who has appeared in 18 games in the 2015-16 season , came together to score 17 points, which placed the team ahead by 10 points.
Looking over the game, Examond can be proud as she looks at her all-time game high with 16 rebounds and a beautiful 22 points.
This will extend her double-double streak to five games in a row.
Also, keep in mind that this was all in the LEC competition. This made it her seventh double-double in the entire season.
As a team the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has now accomplished a two-win streak at UMass Boston, which tops the overall series at a fabulous 44-26.
As we change gears and look at the game the lady Corsairs played last weekend the girls were ready for another win.
Plymouth State made the competition interesting and the ladies had to play on their toes to make sure they came out on top.
Quickly Plymouth State took the lead with 13 points. However, the girls were playing hard and turned the game around.
Game highlights look over to Examond as she turned the game around with a lay-up.
Junior Leah Douty, who had appeared in 22 games last year, has a lot to be proud of today as she finished with her career high of an astonishing 26 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Douty in the last eight minutes of the game achieved 14 points as the Corsairs played hard to go on a 21-4 run to close out the competition.
The Corsairs held the game in the last seconds of the clock with a five-second in-bound violation on the Panthers leaving UMass Dartmouth with the win at the time of the buzzer.
The UMass Dartmouth lady Corsairs continue to hold onto the record for best start to a season in the school’s history with only five games remaining in the season.
UMass Dartmouth has raised their season record to 17-3 after tacking on an overtime victory at Regis College on January 31.
This is the best record since 1978-79 when the girls started 15-4 and ended with at 16-7.
Make sure you come on out and cheer on our ladies as they will be playing February 4 at Western Connecticut at 1 p.m. and again on February 8 at Rhode Island College at 5:30 p.m.