DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Senior Dani Knox scored a career high 23 points, but it was not enough as Coast Guard fell to UMass Dartmouth 68-58 in a non-conference game.
Knox led all scorers on the day with her 23 points, adding nine rebounds. Junior Meghan Fornaro scored 17 points of her own with five rebounds.
The Corsairs (4-0) made three of their first four three pointers they took and ran out to a 21-9 lead with 8:26 left in the first half.
The Bears (1-2) were able to get within ten when a Knox jump shot made it 22-32 with a 1:38 left in the first half. However, junior Beth Constantini dropped in a three with 30 seconds left in the half and UMass Dartmouth went into the intermission with a 13 point lead.
The Corsairs shot 8-13 (61.5%) from three in the first half. They were ked by sophomore Bri Hochwarter who show 4-5 from three in the half leading the team with 12 points.
It was more of the same in the second half as Coast Guard was unable to get any closer then ten points. The Bears had a rough night shooting the ball as they were 23-78 (29.5%) from the floor and 3-22 (13.6%) from three.
To couple with the Coast Guards poor shooting night, UMass Dartmouth shot a respectable 40.4% (23-57) from the floor, but were outstanding from three making 12-18 (66.7%).
The Corsairs saw contributions from their bench and starters as junior Beth Constantini had 18 points and eight rebounds and freshman Alici Katil had a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds. Hochwarter cooled off in the second half but still ended the game with 15 points.
The Bears return to action after the Thanksgiving break as they travel to Worcester Massachusetts on Wednesday, December 3rd for their first NEWMAC game of the season against WPI. The game will tip at 7:00 pm.