NORTHAMPTON, MASS.--(2/4/12)--Rosa Drummond, Paulina Solis, and Maddie Page each scored 12 points leading Smith to a 73-51 win over Coast Guard in a NEWMAC game.
The win improves Smith's overall record to 16-4, with an 11-3 NEWMAC record. Coast Guard falls to 5-14, and 1-3 NEWMAC with their ninth straight loss.
Drummond got things going by draining a three on the first possesion of the game, and Amanda Zakoske fed Lizzy BelBruno for a hoop and a quick 5-0 lead. A pair of baskets from the Bears' Alexa Hunko trimmed the deficit to one, but Smith pulled out to a 13-6 advantage on Solis' fast break layup.
Solis and classmate Alyssa Barrett sandwiched three pointers around a layup from Sydney Parkmond to up the lead to 21-9, and the Pioneers continued to pull away as Solis fed Ellie Giles for a jumper and a 37-16 lead. Brittany Purington's fast break layup with 47 seconds left in the half gave the Pioneers their biggest advantage at 41-17.
Drummond knocked down two more threes early in the first half to push the advantage to 49-22, and Smith never looked back, leading by as many as 31 on Ellie Giles' free throws with 3:46 to go. The Bears finished the game on an 11-2 run to set the final score.
Every Smith player got in the game for at least 10 minutes, and all Pioneers scored but one.
Brittney Zimmerman led all scorers with 14 points for Coast Guard while Kaitlin Ward had 12 and Alexa Hunko added a season-high ten points and team-high six rebounds off the bench in the loss. Samantha Coonan added a career-high four assists.
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