NEW LONDON, CONN.--(12/8/11)--Senior Ellie Giles had 14 points and seven rebounds and Smith scored the final ten points of the game as the Pioneers beat Coast Guard 57-42 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
Smith improves to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play while Coast Guard drops its fourth straight to drop to 4-4 overall and 0-4 in the NEWMAC
Coast Guard trailed 47-42 following a basket by sophomore Kaitlin Ward with 5:03 left, but that would be the Bears final points of the game as Smith scored the final ten including back-to-back buckets by Giles to start the run.
The Pioneers led 27-19 at halftime and 29-19 following a hoop by Giles with 19:13 left in the game before the Bears scored nine straight cutting the lead to 29-28 with 15:35 left. Smith quickly responded with a 10-3 run for a 39-31 lead with 12:11 left in the game.
Junior Devon Quattrocchi added 12 points in the win for Smith as the Pioneers shot 44.4 percent from the floor (24-54) while making just two of ten from 3-point range.
Sophomore Kaitlin Ward had a game-high 19 points to lead Coast Guard while freshman Alexi Howland led the way with a career-high eight rebounds to go with four assists.
Coast Guard is off until the New Year, when the Bears travel nationally ranked Babson on Jan. 4th with tipoff set for 5:30 p.m.
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February 11, 2012 Bears Drop Squeaker
February 8, 2012 Coast Guard Loses to Springfield
February 1, 2012 Bears Lose at MIT
January 30, 2012 Bears Lose to Conn. College
January 28, 2012 Clark's Hot Shooting Downs Bears
January 25, 2012 Bears Fall to Wheaton
January 21, 2012 No. 20 Babson Beats Bears
January 18, 2012 Bears Beaten by Wellesley
January 14, 2012 Bears Fall to Mount Holyoke
January 11, 2012 Second Half Run Leads SC Past Bears
January 7, 2012 Bears Post First NEWMAC Win of Season
January 4, 2012 #22 Babson Beats Bears
December 8, 2011 Bears Drop Fourth Straight
December 6, 2011 Bears Fall in OT
December 3, 2011 Clark Rallies to Beat Bears
November 30, 2011 Ward Honored by NEWBA
November 30, 2011 Bears Suffer First Loss of Season
November 28, 2011 Bears Score Final 18 to Remain Unbeaten
November 21, 2011 Bears Cruise Past Mitchell
November 21, 2011 Ward Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
November 19, 2011 Bears Win Second Straight to Open Season
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