WALTHAM, MA - Jancy Sherwood (Poughquag, NY) was named to the All-Tournament team after she scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Western Connecticut State University women's basketball team to a record-breaking 128-77 victory over Mitchell College in the consolation game of the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament at Red Auerbach Arena on Saturday afternoon.
WestConn broke several team records in the victory including: points scored (102 vs. Coast Guard in 1984-85); points in a half (59 vs. Western New England 1987-88 and Upsala 1982-83); field goals attempted (97 vs. Frostburg State 1989-90) and three-point field goals made (14 on several occasions).
The Colonials, now 1-1, scored 34 or more points in three out of the four quarters on Saturday and raced out to a 60-36 lead by halftime, after scoring 23 points in the second stanza, and never looked back. They led from the 7:18 mark of the first quarter, after Genesis Torres (Stratford, CT) buried a three-pointer to give WestConn a 6-3 advantage in the early going.
Freshman Asiah Knight (Norwalk, CT) came off the bench to score 19 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for the winners. She connected on 6-of-11 attempts from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Knight joined Tashai Price (Vernon, CT) with a team-high four assists against the Mariners.
Kaitlyn LaBonte (South Windsor, CT) added 21 points while Emma Belcourt (Cromwell, CT) and Jessica Davis (Hamden, CT) contributed 15 and 14 points, respectively. Sydney Gouveia (New Fairfield, CT) rounded out WestConn's six players in double figures as she netted 12 points.
The Colonials, jacked up 116 field-goal attempts, including 68 from beyond the three-point arch, against the Mariners.
"We are happy with the pace of the game, bu really need to work on our decision making at both ends of the floor," stated WestConn's 16-year head coach Kimberley Rybczyk.
Leading the way for Mitchell, now 0-3 on the young season, was Ariana Carter's 18 points. Allegra Jones and Francesca Pinard added 14 and 10 points, respectively in the loss.
It was Jones' three pointer with 1:06 elapsed in the game that gave the Mariners their only lead, 3-0, of the afternoon.
WestConn opens its home schedule on Tuesday, November 21 when it host Purchase College at 6 pm.