Charde Floyd, Megan Urban key Hound women past 24th ranked Saint Rose, 85-70

February 10, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. --- Junior forward CHARDE FLOYD (Worcester, MA/Worcester Academy) tied her career-high for points with 25 and added 11 rebounds to lead Assumption College past the College of Saint Rose, 85-70, in Northeast-10 Conference women's basketball SATURDAY at the Laska Gym.

The Greyhounds are now 11-13 overall and 8-11 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the 24th ranked Golden Knights fall to 19-6 overall and 15-5 in the conference. The Hounds have now won three straight and four of their last five games. The went 2-0 this week, routing Bridgeport (70-42) on the road Tuesday.

Floyd made six-of-seven shots from the floor and 13 of 20 free throw attempts while adding a block and four steals. She also moved over the 900 point barrier in her career (912 to date). It is the 14th game this season that she has shot over .600 from the floor, and her seventh double-double this year (22 career).

Floyd had plenty of support as junior forward MEGAN URBAN (Portland, ME/Deering) scored all 19 of her points in the second half . . . sophomore guard BETHANY PLASSKI (Fall River, MA/Durfee) finished with 16 points and five assists and freshman forward KAYLA PARKER (Sanford, ME/Sanford) ended with 11 points---her seventh straight game in double-figures. The Greyhounds scored a season-high 85 points.

The Greyhounds scored 55 points in a blistering second-half offensive assault in which they scorched the nets at a .609 clip---making 14-of-23 shots from the floor. Saint Rose led 32-30 at the half as sophomore guard DANA BROWN canned a jumper with 1:09 left.

A steal and layup by junior guard BRITT BISHOP (Mendon, MA/Nipmuc)---who finished with nine points---tied the game at 34-34 and then ran off a 16-4 mini-spurt to move in front by 12 points, 50-38 with 13:56 following a three-pointer by Plasski.

Urban started the streak with a short jumper followed by two free throws by Plasski. The Knights LAUREN REEVES made both ends of a two-shot foul before Urban made two of her own to make it 40-36. Urban buried a top-of-the-circle three-pointer and then finished a three-on-one fastbreak with a layin. Parker then made two free throws before Brown hit a jumper for the Knights. Plasski completed the run with a three off a feed from sophomore point TRISH GARDNER (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth).

Two more free throws by Urban increased the lead to 69-47, the largest advantage of the game at 22 points, with 6:53 remaining.

The Greyhounds outscored the Golden Knights by an amazing 40-16 advantage in the paint and added 27 points off turnovers. ELIZABETH BUCKLEY (14 points), LAUREN REVESZ (14 points) and MARY LEWIS (10 points) scored in double figures to lead the Saint Rose offense.

The Greyhounds are next in action at Merrimack College WEDNESDAY (February 14) in another Northeast-10 Conference matchup. Saint Rose hosts Saint Anselm, also on Wednesday.