UMass Dartmouth 56, Connecticut College 54
Jenn Shinall & Emily Cummings Honored on All-Tournament Team for Camels
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.--UMass Dartmouth (2-0) used a 13-to-2 run in the latter stages of the second half to defeat Connecticut College (1-1) 56-54 in the Hampton Inn Classic Championship game at the Tripp Athletic Center Sunday afternoon.
Junior forward Tashauna Ashmeade (Hyannis, Mass.) poured in a team-high 16 points to go with five assists and three steals for the Corsairs. Senior forward Kaylin Nelson (New Bedford, Mass.) chipped in with 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals and was honored as the Tournament´s Most Valuable player.
Connecticut College sophomore Jenn Shinall (Redding Ridge, Conn.) poured in a game-high 24 points with 12 rebounds and five assists in her first double-double of the season. Emily Cummings added nine points for the Camels. Shinall and Cummings represented Connecticut College on the All-Tournament team.
Connecticut College out-rebounded the Corsairs 39-to-34 and turned the ball over 15 times compared to the Corsairs´ 19 miscues. These positive numbers should provide the Camels with some momentum as they head into their next game at Nichols College Tuesday night.
Nelson converted a pair of free throws with 4:32 remaining and the Corsairs enjoyed their largest lead of the afternoon, 53-43. However, the Camels responded with an 11-to-3 run of their own to make this a close finish.
With 2:09 remaining, Cummings buried a triple to pull Connecticut College pulled to within five points in a 56-51 battle. Jenn Shinall drained her fifth three-pointer of the day to trim the Corsair lead to 56-54 with 41 seconds to go.
But the Corsairs were able to hold on in the close battle for the 56-54 win.
November 22, 2009