Raymond and Worden season-highs key Skyhawks to fourth-straight win
Raymond netted a season-high 20 points, including 13 in the second half, to lead the Skyhawks (PHOTO BY Jan Volk/SportsPix)
EASTON, Mass. (January 18, 2020) – Stonehill College, ranked No. 8 in this week's D2SIDA East Region poll, turned in another strong defensive performance to lock up its fourth-straight win with a 63-45 triumph over the University of New Haven, ranked No. 6 in East Region poll, in Northeast-10 Conference women's basketball action on Paula Sullivan Court at Merkert Gymnasium this afternoon.
Kayla Raymond Sophomore, Forward: Season-high 20 points (8-for-17, 4-for-10 threes, including 13 in the second half, seven rebounds.
Jennifer Worden Junior, Guard: Season-high 12 points (3-for-5 threes, 4-for-4 FTs), including ten in the first half, four rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot off the bench.
Gabrielle Reuter Senior, Forward: Eight points, five rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots
Madison Seymour Junior, Guard: Eight points, five rebounds, two assists.
Micah Wormack Senior, Forward: 13 points (6-for-12), five rebounds, two steals.
Bionca Chambers Junior, Guard: 10 points, five rebounds.
Aurora Deshaies Freshman, Forward: Eight points, ten rebounds.
How it Happened
Worden came off the bench to net a season-high 12 points, including ten in the first half, for the Skyhawks (PHOTO BY Jan Volk/SportsPix)
- Stonehill limited New Haven to 35-percent shooting (21-for-60) and empty on seven three-point tries for the afternoon. The Chargers made just 4-of-14 (28.6%) shots in the third quarter, allowing Stonehill to stretch its 38-23 halftime lead to 24 points (55-31) heading to the fourth.
- Stonehill led start to finish, beginning with a Seymour three-pointer on the opening possession. The Skyhawks led by as much as eight (12-4) in the opening quarter before settling for a four-point cushion (15-11) after ten minutes.
- Stonehill scored the first six points of the second quarter, including four-straight by sophomore Megan Hill to grab its first double-digit lead of the day (21-11) after a layup from senior Grace Carter just over two minutes in.
- New Haven scored the next four points to pull within six (21-15) after a Wormack layup with 6:45 left in the half. The Chargers were still within eight (29-21) after a layout from Deshaies with 4:22 remaining, when Stonehill reeled off seven-straight to claim a 15-point lead (36-21) with a Reuter layup with 2:25 to go.
- Raymond opened the second half with a three-pointer to stretch the Stonehill lead to 18 (41-23) and the Skyhawks extended it to 20 points (45-25) for the first time on a Seymour layup less than four minutes into the third quarter.
- Raymond drained another three with 1:27 left in the third to give Stonehill a 24 point lead (53-29) and the Skyhawks would not be seriously threatened the rest of the way.
- Raymond posted her first 20-point game of the season after netting 20-plus on eight occasions during her freshman season.
- Reuter's season-high four blocked shots marks the 16th time in her career she has posted three-plus blocks in a game.
- Stonehill is 4-0 since the calendar turned to 2020 and winners of seven of its last nine.
- Stonehill held its eighth opponent under 60 points, improving to 7-1 in those contests.
Stonehill (11-4, 7-2 NE10) is right back in action here at Merkert Gym on Wednesday, when it hosts Pace University, ranked No. 7 in the D2SIDA East poll, for an NE10 matchup at 5:30 p.m. New Haven (12-4, 6-3 NE10) hosts Saint Anselm College, ranked No. 5 in the region, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
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