Women's Basketball Posts a 63-50 Victory in CCC Opener vs. Nichols

Women's Basketball Posts a 63-50 Victory in CCC Opener vs. Nichols
MILTON, Mass. - After trailing by one at intermission (31-30), Curry used a 33-19 second-half effort to record a 63-50 victory over visiting Nichols in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) opener for both schools. The Colonels improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the CCC, while the Bison dropped to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in league play.

Curry took its biggest lead of the opening period (11-5) with 13:37 on the clock after sophomore Christina Deiorio (Stoughton, Mass.) converted on a three-pointer. With 57 seconds remaining in the half, Nichols took a four-point edge (31-27) after senior Natalie Wilson (Bedford, N.H.) sank a jumper. Junior Ashley Assarian (Chicopee, Mass.) trimmed the Colonels’ deficit to one (31-30) heading into the break, closing out the first-half scoring with a shot from beyond the arc.

With 12:54 remaining in regulation, Bison senior Kristina Lindgren (Sturbridge, Mass.) sank a jumper to knot the game at 42-42. Curry’s defense limited Nichols to eight points over the remainder of the game, while the offense generated 21 points en route to the 63-50 final.

Sophomore Kylie Beltz (Pequot Lakes, Minn.) led the Colonels with a game-high 17 points, including four three-pointers. Classmate Samantha Corcoran (Hampton, N.H.) recorded a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double effort. Corcoran also had a game-high four blocks.

For the Bison, sophomore Alexis Wegrezynek (Wilbraham, Mass.) led the team in points (13) and rebounds (12). Classmate Sarah Whitestone (Dalton, Mass.) contributed 10 points. Wilson and classmate Hayley Zophin (Framingham, Mass.) each pulled down nine boards.

Both teams return to CCC action on Saturday, as the Colonels travel to Gordon for a 1 p.m. contest, while Nichols hosts Western New England for a 2 p.m. tip-off.