DANBURY, CT - Freshman Frances Snyder (Pine Plains, NY) scored a career-high 20 points, but the Western Connecticut State University women's basketball team fell to visiting University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 105-83 in Little East Conference match-up at Feldman Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Corsairs, now 15-3 overall and at the top of the league with a 9-0 record, were paced by senior Alicia Kutil (Franklin, MA) and Nakira Examond (New Bedford, MA) in the victory. Kutil registered game-highs of 33 points and 18 rebounds while Examond tallied 24 points, including her 1,000th career point. The pair shot 26-of-39, 67%, from the field and accounted for 54% of the UMD's total points.
Jess Korzec (West Brookfield, MA) added 12 points for the winners.
Sophomores Genesis Torres (Stratford, CT) and Kathiana Monestime (Somerville, MA) added 14 and 13 points, respectively for the Colonials. Junior sharpshooter Jancy Sherwood (Poughquag, NY) add 11 points and was held a dozen points under her team-leading average.
Torres led WestConn, now 10-10 and 3-6 in the LEC, with nine rebounds.
The Corsairs led throughout the game and led by 20 or more points from the 2:48 mark of the second quarter. Their largest lead was 32 points, 93-61 following a three-point bucket from Ashley Brown (Fairhaven, MA) with 7:02 remaining in the game.
In a weekday-bye week for conference play, WestConn next travels to Plymouth State University on Saturday, February 3. Tip-off between the Colonials and Panthers is set for 1 pm.