Women's Basketball Takes Another Close Loss, 60-57, at Endicott

Women's Basketball Takes Another Close Loss, 60-57, at Endicott
BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott held on to defeat visiting Curry 60-57 on Thursday night in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women's basketball action at MacDonald Gymnasium.

Jen White (Lisbon, N.H.) scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, the third time this season she has tallied double-digits in both categories.

With Endicott trailing by a point with nine minutes to play, White hit back-to-back three-pointers, the second of which gave the Gulls the lead for good.

Curry sophomore Jeanette Fallon (Nashua, N.H.) led all players with 20 points and was tops on the Colonels with eight rebounds.

Endicott senior guard Jen McBrien (Medfield, Mass.) played the entire game and led all players with seven assists, to go with 12 points, five rebounds, four steals and a block.

Samantha Crough (Cohasett, Mass.) added 15 points, 10 of them in the second half, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

The visitors shot well from behind the three-point line, hitting 5-9 attempts (55.6%). Kylie Beltz (Pequot Lakes, Minn.), who had 12 points, was a major factor, going 2-3 from downtown.

Endicott led by just two points at half but opened the second stanza on a 10-0 run to grab a 37-25 advantage.

From there, Curry mounted a comeback of its own, posting a 17-4 surge over the next eight minutes, and the game stayed within a five-point margin for the rest of the way.

Beltz dished out five assists and had five steals in the game for Curry, while sophomore Samantha Corcoran (Hampton, N.H.) had four assists to go with nine points.

Endicott sophomore Kayleen Whall (Foxboro, Mass.) had eight rebounds of her own in just nine minutes of first-half play before leaving the game with an injury.

The Colonels began the game by opening up a 10-2 run but Endicott answered back with 11-straight points and after that each team held a lead of just four points before the break. 

Both teams shot better in the second half, with Endicott exchanging a 26% first-half performance for a 14-27 (51.9%) showing in the second.

Christina Deiorio (Stoughton, Mass.), who had seven points on 2-3 shooting, was the only reserve to find the score-sheet for the Colonels.

Endicott (14-10, 10-7 CCC) will play its final regular season game on Saturday afternoon when they welcome in Eastern Nazarene for a 1:00 pm contest. Curry (9-15, 5-12 CCC) will return home to host Wentworth on Saturday. (Game recap courtesy of Endicott Sports Information)