Women's Basketball Falls To La Salle, 64-60
Jan. 3, 2004
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - La Salle University (8-3, 1-0 A-10) went on a 19-4 run over the final 5:48 to stun the University of Massachusetts (4-8, 0-1 A-10), 64-60, this afternoon in Atlantic 10 Conference women's basketball action at Tom Gola Arena.
UMass saw a 12-point halftime lead slip away before building an 11-point edge at the 6:07 mark of the season half on a three-pointer by senior Glamora Maeweather (Country Club Hills, Ill.). Senior Judit Zsedenyi (Budapest, Hungary) hit a pair of trifectas during the run. After La Salle tied the game at 56 on a three-pointer by Meghan Wilkinson at the 2:58 mark, junior Edris Bailey (Mt. Hope, Trinidad & Tobago) took a nice pass from freshman Tamara Tatham (Brampton, Ontario) after breaking the press and put UMass back up by two at 58-56 with 2:45 left in regulation. La Salle's Jill Marano hit two free throws on the next possession to tie the game. After a Minutewoman turnover, Marano took advantage of an offensive rebound and was fouled. She hit both free throws and gave the Explorers their first lead since it was 13-11 in the first half.
All told, La Salle was 10-for-10 at the free throw line during the run to stun the Minutewomen. Marano was 8-of-8 during that stretch. After shooting 55 percent in the first half, UMass cooled down to 36 percent in the second stanza. La Salle was the opposite, shooting 48 percent in the second half after a 31-percent performance in the first stanza. Massachusetts out-rebounded the Explorers, 44-27, but are now 1-8 when holding the edge on the glass this season. UMass committed 21 turnovers, while La Salle had just 11.
UMass closed out the first half on a 13-2 run to take a 12-point lead at halftime. UMass has now led at halftime in eight of its 12 games this year, but has won just four of them.
Bailey led the Minutewomen with 18 points and 15 rebounds to tie a career-high. She had 12 points and 10 boards by halftime. Zsedenyi finished with 16 points and three assists, while Maeweather had 12 points and three boards. Junior Brooke Campbell (Baltimore, Md.) had seven rebounds, but was held scoreless.
Marano led three La Salle double figure scorers with 21 points. Meghan Wilkinson had 12 points and Kat Foley finished with 11.
The Minutewomen will remain in Philadelphia for a 12:00 p.m. matinee at Saint Joseph's on Tuesday, Jan. 6.