NEW LONDON, CONN.--(2/8/12)--Kelly Slattery had a career-high 28 points leading Springfield to a 56-47 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
Springfield snaps a two-game slide and improves to 12-10 overall and 8-7 in conference action while the Bears dropped to 5-15 overall and 1-14 in the NEWMAC.
Coast Guard jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead in this contest after just four and a half minutes of play on the strength of three threes. But Springfield ran off a 7-0 spurt thee minutes later, knotting the score at 9-9.
The Bears took a 15-13 lead, but SC tallied eight straight points to inch ahead, 21-15. Freshman forward Jamie Waterman hit a put-back with less than a minute left in the half to cut the margin to one, 26-25.
But sophomore center Rachel Landon made a lay-up with 20 seconds to go to allow SC to take a three-point lead into the half, 28-25.
Three minutes into the second half, sophomore guard Kaitlin Ward cut the SC lead to one at 30-29, but the Bears could never take the lead.
With three minutes left, following a pair of freshman guard Alexi Howland free throws, it was still just a four-point game at 50-46. SC would make a bunch of free throws of its own, however, to seal the win, including two final free throws by Slattery with 8.7 seconds left to make it 56-47.
Slattery also added a team-high eight rebounds, while shooting 9-of-17 from the floor.
Howland led the Bears with 12 points and four steals while Alexa Hunko had a career-high tying 11 rebounds for Coast Guard which shot 29.4 percent from the floor (15-51) and made four of 16 from three-point range.
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