Bears Win Final Non-Conference Game of the Season

Micaela Martinelli
Micaela Martinelli

CHICOPEE, Mass. – In the team's final non-conference game of the season, Coast Guard topped Elms 64-38 Monday night.

With the win the Bears improve to 11-10 overall, while the Blazers drop to 7-12 on the season.

Junior Micaela Martinelli led all scorers with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists. Senior Gillian Gerton was had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Elms was led by freshman Angelica Peguero-Flo who came off the bench and tallied a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Martinelli opened the game with back-to-back three pointers as Coast Guard jumped out to a nine point lead with 4:04 left in the first period.

The Blazers closed within six (15-9) with just over one minute left in the quarter on a made layup by Peguero-Flo.

The Bears took control of the game in the second starting the quarter on a 9-0 making the score with 24-9 with 6:17 left to play in the half.

After Elms cut Coast Guard's advantage to nine on a layup by sophomore Molly Moulton, freshman Brenna Farrington answered with a three-pointer pushing the Bears lead back to 12 and making the halftime score 29-17.

Coast Guard pulled away in the second, outscoring the Blazers by 14 points and wrapping up their 11th win of the season 64-38.

The Bears were 26-70 (37.1%) from the floor and shot 47.4% (9-19) from three. Coast Guard turned 17 turnovers by Elms into 20 points and controlled the paint with a 52-40 rebound advantage.

The Blazers shot 24.6% (14-57) overall and made 2-10 (20%) from beyond the arc.

Coast Guard is back action on Wednesday, February 7th when they host Smith College for the second time this season. Opening tip is 5:30

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