February 5, 2011

Hounds fall hard against Pace

Pace 75, Assumption 37

Pleasantville, NY -- The Assumption woman's basketball team took a tough loss while visiting Pace University on Saturday, losing by a final score of 75-37.

Sophomore guard Katy Howard (Medway, MA/Medway) was one of the few bright spots for Assumption, scoring eight points and collecting two assists. Junior forward Kelly Meredith (Franklin, MA/Franklin) had seven points and a team-high eight rebounds. Senior forward Molly Griffiths (Walpole, MA/Ursuline Academy) had six points and seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Gabrielle Gibson (Amityville, NY/Copiague) had four points and three steals. No Greyhound scored in double digits.

For the Setters, sophomore forward Brittany Shields (Cold Spring, NY/Haldane) led all scorers with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Junior forward Maral Javadifar (Flushing, NY/The Mary Louis Academy) added 12 points and senior guard Lisa Welsome (Staten Island, NY/St. Peter's) had 11 points, all part of a very balanced, potent Pace offense that took a 3-2 lead two minutes into the game off a three-pointer by Welsome and then never let up.

Pace led by 21 headed into halftime, then started the second half on a six point run. Assumption never got closer than 22 after that.

Assumption went into the game 8-0 on the road in conference games. With the loss, Assumption's record falls to 15-6 with a 13-4 record in the Northeast-10. The Greyhounds will look to rebound on Tuesday as they visit the University of New Haven. The Setters of Pace are now 18-5 with a 12-5 record in the Northeast-10. They visit Southern Connecticut State on Tuesday.

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