Second Contest Of The Season Against GW Next For UMass
Feb. 14, 2014
Last Meeting: George Washington 89, UMass 76; Jan. 29, 2014
Jasmine Harris followed with 14 points and a single-game personal high of six assists. Amber Dillon and Kiara Bomben each scored 11 more as Dillon recorded a career-best in points to go with three assists and a pair of steals. Emily Mital rounded out the quintet with 10 points. Her pair of made three-pointers tied her with Sue Serafini for 10th all-time in UMass women's basketball history at 97 for her career.
The contest marked the first time UMass had five players eclipse double-figures in scoring since Dec. 21, 2010 against Miami (Ohio), a span of 97 games between the two performances.
After the Colonials pushed the margin to 61-34 in the opening minutes of the second half, the Minutewomen chipped away at their 27-point gap to move within 13 of tying on multiple occasions in the frame but could not get closer down the stretch.
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Sporting a high-powered offense, GW has outscored foes on average, 76.6-to-68.1 led by Megan Nipe's 14.8 points per game. Three additional Colonials average double-digits in the category as Jonquel Jones scores 13.6, Danni Jackson adds 12.7 and Caira Washington provides 11.7 per appearance. Jones is averaging a double-double as she pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game to pace the squad while hitting 50.0 percent of her attempts from the floor (79-of-158) in 14 starts among as many appearances.
Buoyed by Jones' rebounding total, the Colonials lead their foes in the category 43.8-to-38.6 while also dishing out more assists, 406-336; blocking more shots, 83-61 and earning a greater number of steals, 253-198.
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Mital Stopping And Popping Her Way Into The Record Book
Her junior season success earned her the spot on UMass' all-time leaderboard for made three-pointers as she is 47-for-120 (39.2 percent) with five games left to play in the regular season.
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 (310) and her made percentage (.332) puts her in 11th place in the record book for the category currently.
Harris Making The Most
With at least 10 points in each game, Harris has recorded seven of her 19 contests scoring in double-digits during her current stretch of success.
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 (1/29) and scored 13 more to go with seven rebounds and a pair of helpers at Rhode Island (2/5). The Farmington Hills, Mich., native then totaled 10 points, three assists and an offensive board against St. Bonaventure on Feb. 8.
Most recently, Harris scored 14, ripped down six boards and dished out one helper at George Mason.
She Gets Buckets
For her career, Pierre-Louis has never shot less than 44.4 percent for a season and has made 188 of her 391 attempts as a Minutewoman (48.1 percent). She was 20-of-43 as a freshman (46.5 percent) and 32-for-72 over her sophomore campaign (48.8 percent).
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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.
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