Beth Plasski, Kayla Parker lead women's basketball past Concordia, 75-33, for fourth straight win in Courtyard by Marriott Classic

November 17, 2007


ASSUMPTION 75, CONCORDIA 33

STONEHILL 71, MOLLOY 60



WORCESTER, Mass. --- Junior guard/captain BETHANY PLASSKI (Fall River, MA/Durfee) scored a team-high 13 points and sophomore forward KAYLA PARKER (Sanford, ME/Sanford) added 11 points as Assumption College ran past Concordia, NY, 75-33, for its fourth straight win in second-day action in the Courtyard by Marriott Classic SATURDAY in the Laska Gym.

Plasski scored 25 points as the Greyhounds defeated Molloy, 76-61, Friday and Parker added a career-high 23 and were both named to the all-tournament team as selected by the coaches. Joining them were Molloy sophomore guard KYMIRA WOODBERRY (Boston, MA/Newton) and Stonehill senior guard ERIKA STUPINSKI (Topsham, ME/Mount Ararat) and junior center KELSEY SIMONDS (Middleboro, MA/Cardinal Spellman).

In the opener Stonehill, now 2-0, ran past Molloy, 71-60, behind a superb effort from Simonds (27 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks). Senior guard RANDI BENDER (North Bellmore, NY/Mepham) led Molloy, now 0-2, with 19 points including three three-pointers.

After sophomore guard BRITTANY BINNIE (Middletown, NY/Middletown) made two free throws with 11:00 left in the first half to make it 14-11 Greyhounds, Assumption ran off a 19-6 spurt to end the half.

Parker started with a free throw and fastbreak layup on a feed from sophomore guard MAEGAN COOK (Braintree, MA/Braintree). Junior point TRISH GARDNER (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth) converted another fastbreak with an assist from senior guard/captain BRITT BISHOP (Mendon, MA/Nipmuc) and senior forward/captain CHARDE FLOYD (Worcester, MA/Worcester Academy) converted and offensive rebound to make it 21-11.

Freshman guard BONNIE DE FINA (Maspeth, NY/St. Francis Prep) made two free throws and junior center SHARI CORDERO (Bronx, NY/Monroe) made a fastbreak kayup to interrupt the flurry for Concordia.

Freshman guard MOLLY GRIFFITHS (Walpole, MA/Ursuline Academy) then made a long three-pointer to make it 25-15.

After Cordero made a wing jumper and sophomore forward DANA ROMMEL (Staten Island, NY/St. Joseph) a baseline jumper, the Greyhounds ran the last nine points of the half.

Plasski made the second of a two-shot foul, Parker made four free throws, senior center MEGAN URBAN (Portland, ME/Deering) scored off her own offensive rebound and senior forward SARA CZARNECKI (Cumberland, RI/Cumberland) added a free throw with two seconds left to make it 34-19.

They would open the second half with a 14-1 run keyed by a pair of Plasski three-pointers to move to a 48-20 lead.

The Greyhounds, now 4-1 overall, open their Northeast-10 Conference schedule Tuesday at Franklin Pierce University with a 5:30 p.m. tapoff. Concordia is now 0-2.

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