Women's Basketball Cruises Past NWBL All-Stars 80-32
Nov. 6, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - Led by senior Brooke Campbell's (Baltimore, Md.) 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting and freshman Pam Rosanio's (Southampton, Pa.) 11 points, the Massachusetts women's basketball team cruised to an 80-32 exhibition victory over the NWBL All-Stars on Saturday in the Mullins Center.
The Minutewomen jumped out to a 26-6 lead by senior Katie Nelson (Ellicott City, Md.) who scored all eight of her points during that stretch.
UMass finished the game shooting nearly 51 percent (34-of-67) from the floor. The Minutewomen controlled the paint scoring 50 of their 80 points from close range.
Defensively, UM forced 23 NWBL turnovers which the Minutewomen converted into 27 points. UMass also controlled the glass out-rebounding the NWBL All-Stars 50-to-24 on the day.
Along with Campbell and Rosanio, senior Patrycja Gulak (Olsztyn, Poland) added six points and 11 rebounds, while Nelson finished with a game-high six assists.
Four players for UMass finished the game with eight points, including Tamara Tatham who shot 4-of-5 from the floor.
That scoring balance gave UM the overwhelming edge as its bench outscored NWBL by a 34-to-4 margin.
The All-Stars were led by June Walton who scored 11 points and pulled down four rebounds, while Valerie Briggs added eight points, two assists, and two steals.
The NWBL All-Stars struggled offensively hitting just 12 field goals on just over 23 percent shooting from the floor.
Massachusetts will tip-off the 2004-05 season on Nov. 19 when the Minutewomen travel to Chicago, Ill. to take on USC in the Moran Realty Classic. That game is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start.