NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University senior guard Meaghan Harden (Sandwich, Mass.) scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the second half as the Seahawks pulled away from Curry College for a 56-48 victory at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
Harden opened the third quarter with her only 3-pointer of the game.
Series and streaks
Salve Regina owns a 45-17 mark in the all-time series and has won 23 straight in Newport.
Three Stars of the Game
1 – Salve Regina senior Meaghan Harden (Sandwich, Mass.) - scored a game-high 16 points and contributed six rebounds and six assists.
2 – Salve Regina freshman Kerri Beland (Attleboro, Mass.) - finished with 12 points, including seven of eight free throws to ice the game near the end.
3 – Curry senior Kerry White (Windham, N.H.) - grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and added eight points .
Key Stat of the Game
Salve Regina's field goal shooting accuracy increased by 14 percent after halftime (27.0 percent! i n first half; 41.7 percent in second) including better efficiency from behind the arc (two of 12 in first half; two of five in second).
Harden's 3-pointer at the start of the third quarter started a 7-0 run for the Seahawks. The first half featured three ties and three lead changes, but Harden's 3-pointer gave the Seahawks the lead for good.
• Salve Regina's Harden equalled her career-high in steals (six); fourth time she has reached that mark.
• Curry graduate student Christine Deiorio (Stoughton, Mass.) led all players at intermission with 10 points, but scored only two free throws in the second half.
• Salve Regina enjoys its first win streak of 2015-16.
• Beland matched her career-high in points (12) which first came in Salve Regina's 87-33 victory over Fitchburg State.
Salve Regina (3-5; 2-0 CCC) – Tuesday, December 8 at Endicott, 7:30 p.m.
Curry (3-4; 1-1 CCC) – Tuesday, December 8 at Wentworth, 5:30 p.m. (Game Recap Courtesy of Salve Regina Sports Information)