Easton, Massachusetts, sophomore is game's lone double-figure scorer with season-high 29 points
Raymond netted a season-high for the second straight game, finishing with 29 points and nine rebounds (PHOTO BY Lewis Glass/SportsPix)
EASTON, Mass. (January 28, 2020) – Sophomore forward Kayla Raymond was the game's lone double-figure scorer with a season-high 29 points to lead Stonehill College, ranked No. 7 in the D2SIDA East Region poll, to a commanding 65-36 triumph over American International College in Northeast-10 Conference women's basketball action on Paula Sullivan Court at Merkert Gymnasium tonight.
Kayla Raymond Sophomore, Forward: Season-high 29 points (12-for-19, 4-for-4 FTs), including 19 in the first half, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal.
Megan Hill Sophomore, Forward: Seven points (3-for-3), seven rebounds.
Grace Carter Senior, Guard: Six points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Nadia Wooten Senior, Guard: Seven points (3-for-6), six rebounds.
Rashana Siders Senior, Guard: Seven points, four rebounds.
Jayla McDuffie Junior, Forward: Nine rebounds (five offensive), two points and a blocked shot.
How it Happened
Hill added seven points and seven rebounds (PHOTO BY Lewis Glass/SportsPix)
- Stonehill scored the final nine points of the first quarter to turn a two-point game (13-11) into an 11-point cushion (22-11) after ten minutes. Raymond scored seven of her ten first quarter points to lead the Skyhawks run.
- Stonehill limited AIC to 3-for-14 (21.4%) shooting in the second quarter, including 1-for-6 from three, to extend its lead to 16 (36-20) at the half. The Skyhawks again finished the quarter strong, netting the last seven points of the frame to stretch a nine-point lead (29-20) with four minutes left into the 16-point halftime cushion.
- Stonehill broke the game open further with a 14-6 run to start the third quarter to secure a 24-point gap (50-26) after a three-pointer from junior Jennifer Worden with 3:38 to play in the frame.
- AIC wouldn't close within 20 point the rest of the way with the final 29-point margin Stonehill's largest lead of the night. The Skyhawks held the Yellow Jackets scoreless for the final 5:34.
- Raymond has posted back-to-back 20-point games, and three of four overall, setting a new season-high for the second-straight contest, marking her third 20-point game of the season overall and 11th of her career.
- Stonehill is 4-1 this season when Raymond leads the team in scoring (15-7 for her career).
- Carter's two three-point field goals tonight give her 155 for her career to move into a tie for seventh all-time in program history with Esther King, '96 (155), four behind Kristen McDonnell, '03 (159) for sixth.
- Stonehill is now 6-1 since the New Year, having won its last two since its lone January defeat against Pace last Wednesday.
- With Stonehill's win and rival Bentley's 69-55 loss at Le Moyne tonight, the Skyhawks move back within a game of first place in the NE10's Northeast Division heading towards the final month of the regular season, a half-game behind idle Saint Anselm.
Stonehill (13-5, 9-3 NE10) hits the road on Saturday, when it closes out the cross-divisional portion of its NE10 schedule at The College of Saint Rose at 1:30 p.m. The Skyhawks are back here at Merkert Gym next Wednesday, February 5, to host nationally-ranked Bentley University for a key NE10 clash at 5:30 p.m. American International (6-15, 3-9 NE10) visits Saint Michael's College on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
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