Women's Basketball Falls To Arkansas-Little Rock In Overtime, 70-65
Dec. 7, 2001
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The University of Arkansas-Little Rock defeated the University of Massachusetts, 70-65, in overtime this evening in women's basketball action. Freshman Darci Cassidy scored 24 points, including 10 points in overtime to lift the Trojans to victory.
Junior Ebony Pegues (Columbus, Ohio) scored a three-pointer with two seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game, 59-59, and force the overtime period. Junior Siiri Liivandi (Rapla, Estonia) put the Minutewomen up two early in overtime, but the Trojans regained the lead 10 seconds later behind a three-pointer from Cassidy. Arkansas-Little Rock went on an 8-0 run with 2:47 remaining in the game to earn it's second victory of the season. Cassidy went 7-8 from the free throw line and scored 10 of the Trojans 11 points in overtime.
Junior Paige Harris (Rochester, Mich.) scored a three pointer with only four seconds remaining in the first half to give the Minutewomen a 33-32 lead going into the halftime break. Pegues finished the half with nine points, and finished with a career high 19 points. Liivandi and freshman Katie Nelson (Ellicot City, Md.) each chipped in 10 points for the Minutewomen.
The Minutewomen fall to 1-6 on the season. UMass returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 when they take on Memphis at 3:00 p.m.