Molly Griffiths keys undefeated women's basketball past Saint Anselm, 66-42, in Northeast-10 Conference gameNovember 22, 2008
Assumption 66, Saint Anselm 42
WORCESTER, Mass. --- Sophomore forward MOLLY GRIFFITHS (Walpole, MA/Ursuline Academy) scored a game-high 15 points as undefeated Assumption College (4-0, 2-0) beat Saint Anselm College (0-3, 0-2), 66-42, in Northeast-10 Conference women's basketball SATURDAY at the Laska Gym.
The Greyhounds sped to a 39-20 halftime advantage as Griffiths (13 points) and junior guard LESLIE LUPIEN (Pomfret Center, CT/Woodstock Academy) (12 points) led the offense, while the Greyhounds' defense limited the Hawks to a nine-for-23 floor performance with 12 turnovers. Lupien finished with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in a superb all around performance.
Assumption broke out quickly as they led 17-4 with 12:32 remaining in the half. Junior forward KAYLA PARKER (Sanford, ME/Sanford) (10 points, 4 rebounds) scored off a Plasski feed inside and Lupien hit a short jumper off her own offensive rebound and then made a nifty move inside off a senior guard/captain TRISH GARDNER (North Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth) (7 assists) assist for a 6-0 lead.
After the Hawks' freshman forward MEGAN HOWARD (Saint Paul, MN/Central) (14 points, 12 rebounds) scored on a layin, Griffiths hit a corner three-pointer and a lane jumper for an 11-2 lead. The Hawks' junior guard JUSTINE LYONS (Reading, MA/Reading) made two free throws before Hounds' freshman forward KELLY MEREDITH (Franklin, MA/Franklin) (6 points, game-high 9 rebounds) made two free throws, Lupien scored inside and then hit a short wing jumper for the 17-4 advantage.
A layin by Griffiths with 8:12 left in the half made it a 19-point lead (27-8) and a jumper by Plasski with 1:38 left gave the team its biggest lead of the half, 21 points (37-16).
Two free throws by junior guard JACKIE BRANCA (Hanson, MA/Whitman-Hanson) with 8:52 left made it 61-31.
The Greyhounds are next in action Tuesday as they travel to Northeast-10 Conference rival Saint Michael's College for a 5:30 p.m. tapoff.