Hounds Improve to 3-0 With 81-41 Victory

Hounds Improve to 3-0 With 81-41 Victory

Worcester, Mass. (November 17) -- On Sunday afternoon at Laska Gym, the Assumption College women's basketball team improved to 3-0 overall with an 81-41 wire-to-wire win over Concordia College on day two of the Assumption College Tip-Off Classic. Assumption is receiving votes in the USA Today Sports Division II National Poll.

Earlier in the day, No. 7 ranked Stonehill defeated Caldwell College by a 93-53 final to post a 2-0 mark in the two-day event.

The Hounds took control early and led by a 26-4 margin with 11:55 left in the first half following a layup from junior Caitlin Ackerman (Nashua, N.H./Nashua South). Assumption led by as many as 39 points in the opening period and took a 53-17 lead into the halftime break following a free throw from freshman Johanna Impellizeri (Seaford, N.Y./St. Anthony's) with 55 seconds left in the half. The Hounds shot a blistering 66.7 percent from the field in the first half, knocking down 18-of-27 attempts to go along with 13 free throws on 16 chances.

Assumption led by as many as 47 points in the second half before coming away with the 40-point victory to remain unbeaten on the season.

Senior Tafanie Roye (New Britain, Conn./Capital Prep Magnet) and freshman Morgan O'Brien (Reading, Mass./Reading) led the Hounds with 14 points each, along with 11 from sophomore Kelly Conley (Ellington, Conn./Ellington) and 10 from Ackerman. For their play, Roye and Ackerman were named to the All-Tournament Team.

With the win, Assumption sits at 3-0 overall, while Concordia falls to 0-4 on the season.

Assumption is back in action on Wednesday, November 20th as the Hounds open league play with a 5:30 p.m. start at No. 1 ranked Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.

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Assumption Tip-Off Classic All-Tournament Team
Caitlin Ackerman
Assumption: Tafanie Roye
Stonehill: Mary Louise Dixon
Stonehill: Amy Pelletier
Caldwell: Emily Caswell