Minutewomen To Take On St. Bonaventure Saturday
Feb. 7, 2014
Last Meeting: St. Bonaventure 61, UMass 49; Jan. 19, 2013
The Bonnies extended their lead to 16 points in the second half before UMass rallied back in the final nine minutes to pull within 45-41 of St. Bonaventure on the strength of a 10-0 run. Jasmine Harris converted a pair of free throws to start the stretch before Niggeling knocked down back-to-back three-pointers, with the second dropping the deficit to 45-39 at the 7:46 mark. Carolann Cloutier capped the run with a pair of made free throws.
After Ortega ended the UMass scoring streak with a layup, Harris answered on the other end with a trey before Nola Henry hit a running layup to cut the St. Bonaventure lead to one, 47-46 with 4:23 left. However, the Minutewomen were unable to continue their strong offensive showing into the final four minutes as St. Bonaventure used free throws to pull away.
Scouting St. Bonaventure Women's Basketball
Katie Healy spurs on the offense with 15.7 points per game while also leading the team in rebounding with 8.3 pulled down in each contest. Gabrielle Richmond adds 10.4 points while Nyla Rueter follows with 10.3 scorer per game to round out the trio averaging double-figures.
The Bonnies have won their previous six contests, all Atlantic 10 games, while the only losses in conference play were against Duquesne and Dayton on the road. The squad is outscoring foes on average, 62.4-to-60.1 and holds a 36.7-to-32.1 edge in rebounding.
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Mital Stopping And Popping Her Way Into The Record Book
As a sophomore in 2012-13, Mital hit 48 of her 151 tries from long distance (31.8 percent) after she finished 8-of-39 in the category as a freshman (20.5 percent).
She is also ninth all-time in three-point field goal attempts (300) and her made percentage (.333) puts her in 11th place in the record book for the category currently.
Timbilla To Join Most Successful All-Time UMass Rebounders
Harris Making The Most
She provided 10 points, seven boards and a career-high five assists against VCU before she chipped in 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists versus Dayton. To continue her recent stretch of success, Harris totaled 11 points, three rebounds and a trio of assists at Fordham's Rose Hill Gym. She added 14 points, a career-high six assists and two boards against George Washington and scored 13 more to go with seven rebounds and a pair of helpers at Rhode Island.
She Gets Buckets
For her career, Pierre-Louis has never shot less than 44.4 percent for a season and has made 172 of her 356 attempts as a Minutewoman (48.3 percent). She was 20-of-43 as a freshman (46.5 percent) and 32-for-72 over her sophomore campaign (48.8 percent).
Ready Inducted Into UMass Athletics Hall Of Fame
Ready finished her career ranked eighth all-time in scoring at UMass with 1,406 career points, including a 20.7 point per game average as a senior. An all-American and all-region selection as a senior, Ready was also invited to compete for a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. A stress fracture caused her not to attend the tryout and the Olympic Games ended up being boycotted by President Carter due to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.
Ready still ranks among the best all-time at UMass in several categories. She is No. 1 in career field goal percentage (.545), second in points per game (16.5), third in rebounds (831), third in rebounds per game (9.8), and sixth in field goals (615). During her career, she was twice nominated for the Wade Trophy as Player of the Year (30 players nationally nominated each year).
Following graduation, Ready went on to become a basketball and volleyball coach before taking over as the Director of Student Life at Massasoit Community College from 1995-2008. She was deeply involved in the Special Olympics program in Southeastern Massachusetts and was nominated for the Special Olympics Hall of Fame after serving as its Game's Director. Ready is currently the Athletic Director at Massasoit.