Women's Basketball Downs Fordham, 65-54, At The Mullins Center
Jan. 16, 2005
AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Pam Rosanio (Southampton, Pa.) scored a career-high 19 points as the University of Massachusetts women's basketball team (10-6 overall, 3-2 A-10) defeated Fordham (4-13, 0-4), 65-54, Sunday afternoon at the Mullins Center. The Minutewomen scored 22 points off 16 Fordham turnovers and had 13 steals. Senior Brooke Campbell (Baltimore, Md.) also added 16 points, eight rebounds and a career-high seven steals for the Minutewomen.
The Minutewomen started off the game on a 7-2 run. They led by as many as six early on, but Fordham came back to take a lead, 18-15, with 11:03 left. UMass then turned up the defensive pressure and took the lead back for good. When the score was tied at 20 with 8:57 left, the Minutewomen went on an 11-1 run over the next 2:57 to take their largest lead of the game, 32-21. During the run, Campbell had four steals which turned into three lay-ups and a pair of free throws. Fordham cut into the lead a little bit and UMass held a six-point advantage, 34-28, at halftime.
Massachusetts then started the second half on a 10-2 run to re-claim its double-digit lead. Fordham was unable to get any closer than nine points the rest of the way and UMass went above the .500 mark in A-10 play for the first time this season.
Rosanio had her 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. She was 3-for-4 from three-point range and 4-for-5 at the free throw line. Campbell was also 6-for-9 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. Redshirt junior Katie Nelson (Ellicott City, Md.) had nine points on 3-of-6 three-point shooting and dished out six assists. Sophomore Tamara Tatham (Brampton, Ontario), Campbell and redshirt junior Patrycja Gulak (Olsztyn, Poland) each grabbed eight rebounds.
UMass shot 38 percent from the field, while Fordham connected at a 35 percent rate. The Minutewomen had 16 assists on their 21 field goals and out-rebounded Fordham, 45-30. UMass also shot 71 percent from the free throw line.
Massachusetts will continue its three-game homestand by hosting Duquesne Friday, Jan. 21, at the Mullins Center. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 PM. For tickets, please call 1-866-UMASS-TIX or visit www.umassathletics.com.
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