Quincy, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene College women's basketball team breezed by Lesley 91-50 Saturday afternoon at the Lahue Physical Education Center. The Lions improve to 11-3 on the season and 6-1 in the New England Collegiate Conference with the win. The Lynx fall to 0-13 overall and 0-7 in league contests with the setback.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:
- The home side raced out to a commanding 19-3 advantage with 3:12 left to play in the first quarter after a steal-and-score by Shaylee Todani capped a 12-0 run, and extended their lead 25-9 at the end of the first ten minutes.
- The Lynx played a much better second quarter, outscoring the Lions 19-18 in the frame. Lesley opened the quarter on a short 6-1 run to get within ten points of the home team.
- Karyn McEvoy cut the deficit to 30-24 on a layup with 4:28 remaining in the second period, but Stella Dulay sunk back to back treys push the Lions back into a double digit lead, 37-25, with two minutes to go in the first half.
- Eastern Nazarene carried a 43-28 advantage into the halftime break after shooting 41.7% from the floor and connecting on 7-of-17 from beyond the arc in the opening two quarters. Lesley posted a field-goal percentage of 47.6% at the midway point to go with 3-for-8 shooting from three-point range.
- The hosts started the third quarter with 16 consecutive points to widen the gap to 59-28 with 3:41 left to play in the frame.
- Eastern Nazarene poured in 25 points in the third period and limited Lesley to just six points to extend its advantage to 68-34 heading into the final 10 minutes of regulation.
- The Lions' largest lead of the afternoon came with 3:46 on the clock at 86-40. The home side outscored the guests 23-16 in the fourth quarter to earn the conference win.
- The Lions finished with a field-goal percentage of 48.5% while draining 9-of-23 three-point attempts on the day. The Lynx shot 43.2% from the floor in the game and 41.2% from long distance.
- McEvoy led Lesley with 13 points and six assists while Theresa Pereira chipped in with 11points and Dakota Jones added 10 rebounds and seven points.
- Dulay scored game high 14 points off the bench for the Lions. Sydni Oviatt notched 12 points in the victory.
Lesley next hosts Bay Path University on Tuesday evening. Tip off at 6pm.