BIDDEFORD, Maine – Five players reached double figures, led by Elyssa Nicholas with a season-high 19, as the University of New England women's basketball team picked up a 69-49 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) victory on Tuesday evening (Feb. 13) at the Harold Alfond Forum.
Winners of six straight, the Nor'easters (19-5, 15-2 CCC) have captured the last 19 meetings versus the Colonels (11-13, 7-10 CCC).
Nicholas hit 5-of-11 from downtown to reach her point total, which included 13 in the 4th quarter. Olivia Shaw had 12 points, six rebounds, and six steals, while Ashley Coneys also recorded 12 points. Sam MacDonald did all of her scoring before the midway break, finishing with 11 points, five boards, and five assists. Jocelyn Chaput posted a double-double of 11 points and 11 caroms, leading UNE's 41-20 effort on the glass.
Chaput grabbed six of Big Blue's 17 offensive rebounds, helping a 17-4 margin in second-chance points.
The Colonels led by five early on, but a 15-4 stretch in the 2nd frame swung the Nor'easters in front (30-22). The hosts then notched 12 of the initial 17 coming out of halftime to push the margin into double digits for good (42-30).
UNE will wrap up the regular-season on Saturday (1 p.m.) at Western New England University. Curry closes out the regular-season with a home contest against Eastern Nazarene at 1:00 p.m.
(Game Recap Courtesy of the University of New England Sports Information)