Clark's Hot Shooting Downs Bears

NEW LONDON, CONN--(1/28/12)--Sophomore Megan Grondin led all scorers with 20 points while classmate Emily Reilly added 16 and senior Kate Minster 14 points leading Clark to a 84-59 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.


Grondin, Reilly and Minster combined for 50 points shooting a sizzling 83 percent from the floor (19 of 23), including five for five from three-point range. Grondin was nine of 12, Reilly was five of six and made her only trey while Minister was a perfect five for five from the floor and four of four from three-point range as Clark shot 61.5 percent in the game (35-52), including 68 percent in the second half (17-25). The Cougars also made seven of 10 from three-point range in the game.

The game was tied 21-21 with 8:26 left in the first half before the Cougars used a 20-4 spurt to end the half taking a 41-25 lead at halftime. Minister had a pair of three-pointers in the run while Grondin had three buckets.

Clark, which won its third straight to improve to 13-6 overall and 9-3 in the NEWMAC, controlled play in the second half and led by as many as 38 at 79-41 with 5:10 left before the Bears outscored the Cougars 18-5 the rest of the way.

Junior Kelsey Geidyman was also in double figure for Clark with 12 points and a game-high five assists while Reilly added four assists. Freshman Victoria Russo led the way with seven rebounds to go with her six points.

Sophomore Kaitlin Ward led the Bears with 14 points while freshman Brittney Zimmerman added 13 points in the loss. Freshman Jamie Waterman led the way with nine rebounds to go with her six points. Freshman Dani Knox added eight points and a game-high four steals for the Bears.

Coast Guard shot 38.2 percent from the floor (26-28) while making three of 10 from behind the arc.

Clark outrebounded Coast Guard 39-29.

The Bears drop to 5-11 overall and 1-11 in conference play.