BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Meghan Foley (Malden, Mass.) recorded a double-double as she scored 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to propel the Gordon women's basketball team over Wentworth Institute of Technology, 68-43, in Commonwealth Coast Conference action Tuesday evening inside Tansey Gymnasium.
With the win the Fighting Scots improve to 4-8 overall and 2-3 in league play while the Leopards slip to 1-11 (0-5).
Gordon set the tone early and jumped to a 20-5 lead after the first quarter. Foley scored eight points in the first stanza, going 3-for-4 from the field and was a perfect 2-for-2 at the line. At 5:36, the Leopards got on the board with a basket from senior Courtney McCormick (Hanson, Mass.), but were halted by Gordon's defense until 28 seconds remained in the frame when sophomore Sam McGibbon (Pembroke, Mass.) knocked down a three pointer. The Fighting Scots held on to its double-digit lead until the halftime buzzer, using an early 10-3 charge to stay high above the Leopards. Senior Jenna Olson (Rutland, Vt.) drove to the basket for a final two points for the Fighting Scots, as the visitors led 32-18 lead at the break.
The Fighting Scots outscored the Leopards in the second half 36-25, as Wentworth closed the doors on a 21-point fourth quarter. Sophomore Emily Magasic (West Milford, N.J.) led the Leopards in the final stanza with five points.
Senior Kristen Smith (Littleton, Mass.) came off the bench for the Fighting Scots to score 10 points.
Senior Haley Sabino (Topsfield, Mass.) paced the Leopards with nine points, while junior Michelle McCloskey (Madison, Conn.) scored five points and pulled down 10 boards, seven of which came in the first half.
Both teams return to conference action on Thursday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m. The Leopards travel to the University of New England for their first road game of 2018, while the Fighting Scots host Endicott College.
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