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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:49 am

Gallagher and Knight Named USM Women’s Basketball Captains

GORHAM, Maine – Seniors Stephanie Gallagher (York, Maine) and Rebecca Knight (Alfred, Maine/McAuley) have been named captains of the 2014-2015 University of Southern Maine Huskies’ women’s basketball team. Veteran head coach Gary Fifield made the announcement as the Huskies’ prepare for their season-opening tip off tournament on Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16. Southern Maine will host UMaine Farmington, Bridgewater State and RPI in the two-day tournament. The Huskies, who are in the “also receiving votes” category of both the D3hoops.com Top 25 and WBCA Top 25 preseason polls, will face UMaine Farmington on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) in their first game of the season.

“Steph and Rebecca have shown tremendous leadership and maturity during their careers,” said Fifield. “They understand and exemplify the work ethic and commitment required of each individual within the team concept for us to be successful. As a staff, we can rely on them to make smart decisions and to lead by example on the court and in the classroom. Their capable leadership and dedication to the team concept has helped foster tremendous team chemistry and will be valuable as the season progresses.”

A three-time William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Gallagher played in all 28 games as a junior and was one of the first reserves off of the bench last season. Averaging 3.8 points per game, Gallagher shot a solid 36.1 percent (22-for-61) from three-point range and had a 1.5 assist-to-turnover ratio.

“Steph is an intelligent player who sees the floor very well,” said Fifield. “She has the ability to score and possesses and excellent shooting touch. She can play both the point guard and shooting guard positions.”

A 2013 All-LEC and Maine Women’s Basketball All-State selection, Knight is in her second season as one of the Huskies’ captains. A career 50.0 percent shooter from the field, Knight averaged 9.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game as a junior.

“Rebecca has the ability to be one of the top players in the Little East,” said Fifield. “She is strong and athletic and can play nearly every position on the floor. I expect that she will have a strong senior season.”

After its season-opening tournament, the Huskies host local opponent University of New England on Wednesday, November 19 (5:30 p.m.). The Huskies’, who have won 20 or more games for 33 of the last 34 seasons, begin their Little East Conference schedule on the road at Western Connecticut State on Saturday, December 6 (1:00 p.m.). Southern Maine has won 21 regular season Little East Conference titles and 20 LEC tournament championships in the 27-seasons of the Little East.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:54 am

Southern Maine Picked to Finish Second in LEC Preseason Poll

GORHAM, Maine – In narrow vote by conference coaches, the University of Southern Maine Huskies’ women’s basketball team was tabbed to finish second in the 2014-2015 Little East Conference Preseason Poll. The Huskies finished with three first place votes and 45 points behind preseason number one Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors. The Warriors, earning the top billing in the preseason poll for the first time since 2008, earned five of seven possible first place votes to total 47 points.

Under the tutelage of 26-year veteran head coach Gary Fifield, the Huskies’ have won 20 Little East Conference titles and 21 LEC regular season championship since the formation of the Little East during the 1986-1987 season, including a conference record 11 consecutive titles from 1997-2007. Fifield begins his 27th season with a career record of 648 wins against 123 losses for an outstanding .840 winning percentage. Against Little East Conference opponents, USM has a staggering record of 314-42 (.882 winning percentage). In the conference championship tournament, USM has been equally as successful posting a record of 61-8 (.884 winning percentage).

Southern Maine finished the 2013-2014 season with an overall record of 20-8 and 10-4 in the Little East Conference, advancing to the tournament championship game. The Huskies’ 20 wins in 2014, marked the 33rd time in the previous 34 seasons that Southern Maine has met or surpassed the 20-win barrier. Southern Maine returns six players from last year’s squad, including senior captains Stephanie Gallagher (York, Maine) and Rebecca Knight (Alfred, Maine/McAuley). Along with Knight and Gallagher, the Huskies’ also welcome back senior Taylor Flood (Sanford, Maine) and juniors Megan Pelletier (Winslow, Maine/Messalonskee) and Gretchen Anderson (Kittery Point, Maine/St. Thomas Aquinas) all of whom were in the Huskies’ starting lineup at points last season.

Knight and Pelletier are the top two returning scorers and rebounders for the Huskies. Pelletier averaged 10.0 points per game as a sophomore, while Knight scored 9.9 points and hauled down a team-leading 6.7 rebounds per game. Knight, a career 50.0 percent shooter from the field is a 2013 All-LEC and All-State selection, while Pelletier was the North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year during her freshman season before transferring to the Huskies.

The Huskies, who are in the “also receiving votes” category of both the D3hoops.com Top 25 and WBCA Top 25 preseason polls, will face UMaine Farmington on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) in their first game of the season. The Huskies’ will also welcome Bridgewater State University and RPI to the Gorham Campus for the 2014 USM Tip Off Classic. BSU will face off against RPI at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The championship game will be played by the advancing teams on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The championship game will be preceded by the consolation game at 1:00 p.m.

“We have strong leadership in place with our captains and our four seniors,” said Fifield. “We have improved throughout the preseason and with our leadership in place we are developing a strong team chemistry and work ethic.”

After its season-opening tournament, the Huskies host local opponent University of New England on Wednesday, November 19 (5:30 p.m.). The Huskies begin their Little East Conference schedule on the road at Western Connecticut State on Saturday, December 6 (1:00 p.m.).
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:10 am

Southern Maine Rolls UMaine Farmington 81-42

Bridgewater State Pulls Away From RPI 75-71

GORHAM, Maine – Senior Rebecca Knight (Alfred, Maine/McAuley) scored a game-high 12 points to lead a balanced attack as the University of Southern Maine Huskies overcame a sluggish start to defeat the University of Maine at Farmington Beavers 81-42 in the opening game of the 2014 USM Tip Off Classic Saturday afternoon at Hill Gymnasium.

With the win Southern Maine stands at 1-0 and advances to the championship game of the tournament. The Huskies will face Bridgewater State at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday for the title. Bridgewater State defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) 75-71 this afternoon. RPI will face UMaine Farmington in the consolation game on Sunday (1:00 p.m.).

Knight was 6-for-11 from the field for her game-high 12 points, grabbing six rebounds and passing off two assists. Senior Stephanie Gallagher (York, Maine) and juniors Megan Pelletier (Winslow, Maine/Messalonskee) and Ella Ramonas (Portland, Maine/Deering) each scored 10 points. Pelletier notched her first double-double of the season grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds.

Senior Bianca Soutamyer (Madison, Maine/Morse) led UMF with eight points as no player reached double-digits for the Beavers. Freshman Kelly Pomerleau (Turner, Maine/St. Dominic Academy) and sophomore Bridget Humphrey (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) each had six points.

Both teams struggled from the field in the early going and the Huskies help a slim three point advantage midway through the half. A layup from Soutamyer at the 9:34 mark made it 15-12, keeping the Beavers within a possession of the Huskies, before USM closed out the half outscoring UMF 19-6 to take control of the game. Gallagher ignited the run, sinking a three at the nine-minute mark and Husky junior Jill Madden (North Andover, Mass.) capped it with a three.

Stoutamyer scored the first bucket of the second half pulling UMF to within 13, 34-21, but the Huskies’ countered with a 14-0 run to grab a 48-21 lead with 13:18 to play. Pelletier scored USM’s first four points of the run, followed by a three-ball from Gallagher. Ahead 41-21 with 15:50 showing, senior Lauren Rousseau (Biddeford, Maine) scored five consecutive points on a running layup and a three-pointer before Knight finished a Rousseau assist for a 27-point USM lead. Rousseau finished the game with nine points and three assists.

After the decisive run, UMF was unable to get closer than 25 points the rest of the way and trailed by as many as 40 points as the Huskies’ cruised to the win.

Southern Maine finished the game shooting 45.6 percent (31-for-68) from the field. UMaine Farmington shot 23.7 percent (14-for-59) from the field.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:06 am

USM Downs Bridgewater State 67-49 Behind Pelletier’s 21 Points

RPI Defeats UMaine Farmington 65-50

GORHAM, Maine – Junior forward Megan Pelletier (Winslow, Maine/Messalonskee) scored a game-high 21 points and hauled down nine rebounds, earning tournament Most Valuable Player honors, to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 67-49 win over the Bridgewater State University Bears in the championship game of the 2014 USM Tip Off Classic Sunday afternoon at Hill Gymnasium.

With the win, Southern Maine starts its 2014-2015 season at 2-0. Bridgewater State stands at 1-1 with the loss. The win marks USM head coach Gary Fifield’s 650th career win. Fifield, in his 27th season with the Huskies, now has 650 wins against 123 losses. Coincidentally, Fifield’s first career win at USM came against Bridgewater State, 75-58, on November 21, 1987.

Pelletier dominated the paint for the Huskies, shooting 10-for-18 from the field, adding four assists, three blocked shots and a steal. Senior Rebecca Knight (Alfred, Maine/McAuley) added 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals, while classmate Lauren Rousseau (Biddeford, Maine) tossed in 11 points and passed off a game-high six assists. Knight and senior guard Stephanie Gallagher (York, Maine) joined Pelletier on the all-tournament team.

Bridgewater State sophomore Chanelle Melton (Brockton, Mass.) led the Bears with 14 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Jennie Lindland (Edgartown, Mass./Martha’s Vineyard Regional) added 10 points and three assists, while senior Rachel Kusz (Worcester, Mass./St. Peter Marian) added nine points. Melton and Kusz were each selected to the all-tournament team.

The Huskies started off the game hot, grabbing an 8-2 lead in the early going with strong defensive pressure resulting in four Bears’ turnovers in the opening three minutes. However, the Bears worked their way back into the game and the first half settled into a close battle. Kusz pulled the Bears’ even with the Huskies, 21-21, with 2:39 to play knocking down a three-pointer on an assist from Lindland.

Southern Maine responded to the BSU push however, closing out the game on an 8-0 run to take a 29-21 lead at the break. Knight made a strong move in the paint to start the run and was followed by a driving layup from freshman Kayla Stacy (Auburn, N.H./Pinkerton Academy) for a quick four-point swing and a 25-21 USM lead. The Huskies forced the Bears into one of their 10 first half turnovers in their next possession and Pelletier made one of two free throws for a 26-21 lead with under a minute to go, before Gallagher capped the scoring with a three from the corner for the 29-21 USM advantage.

In the second half, USM maintained a comfortable lead, staying in front of the Bears by eight to 14 points through the opening 10 minutes of the second stanza. Pelletier put the Huskies up by 14, 45-31, with 12:44 to play, before Bears rallied for an 8-0 run to trail by six with 10:35 to play. Melton scored six of the Bears’ eight points in the run.

With its lead cut to six, USM called a time-out and a back-door layup from Knight off of a strong feed from Rousseau made it 47-39 in favor of the Huskies, and USM outscored the Bears 13-5 over the next five minutes to regain a 14-point advantage, 58-44, with 5:50 remaining. Knight scored seven of her 18 points in the run, while Pelletier added six. The Huskies’ closed out the game outscoring Bridgewater State 9-5 for the 67-49 final.

Southern Maine returns to action on Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) when it hosts University of New England. Bridgewater State travels to Elms on Wednesday (7:00 p.m.).
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:07 am

NOTES: 2014 USM Tip Off Classic All-Tournament Team – RPI, Amanda Clough; Bridgewater State, Chanelle Melton, Rachel Kusz, Southern Maine, Rebecca Knight, Stephanie Gallagher MVP, Megan Pelletier, Southern Maine.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:23 pm

Southern Maine’s Pelletier Named Little East Conference Player of the Week

GORHAM, Maine – Junior forward Megan Pelletier (Winslow, Maine/Messalonskee) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies’ women’s basketball team has earned the inaugural 2014-2015 Little East Conference Player of the Week honors. It is the first time in her career that Pelletier has earned weekly accolades from the LEC.

Pelletier averaged 15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game helping the Huskies to a pair of season-opening wins and the USM Tip Off Classic Tournament Title. The 6-1 forward shot a solid 48.0 percent (12-for-25) from the field and was named the Most Valuable Player of the tourney. In USM’s season-opening win over UMaine Farmington, Pelletier notched the third double-double of her Huskies’ career with 10 points and 12 rebounds, adding three assists and three blocked shots. Pelletier has 21 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots in the championship game, a 67-49 win, over the Bridgewater State Bears. Pelletier was 10-for-18 from the field in the win.

Southern Maine, 2-0, hosts University of New England on Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) in a non-conference game.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:35 am

Southern Maine’s Pelletier Named MWBCA Player of the Week
Freshman Kayla Stacy Named to Rookie Honor Roll

GORHAM, Maine – Junior forward Megan Pelletier (Winslow, Maine/Messalonskee) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies’ women’s basketball team has earned the inaugural 2014-2015 Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association Player of the Week honors. Huskies’ freshman Kayla Stacy (Auburn, N.H./Pinkerton Academy) earned a spot on the MWBCA rookie honor roll.

Pelletier was named the USM Tip Off Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game helping the Huskies to a pair of season-opening wins and the tournament championship. In USM’s season-opening win over UMaine Farmington, Pelletier notched the third double-double of her Huskies’ career with 10 points and 12 rebounds, adding three assists and three blocked shots. Pelletier was pivotal in USM’s 69-47 win over Bridgewater State, netting a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds. Pelletier again filled the box score with four assists, three blocked shots and a steal.

Stacy had a solid collegiate debut averaging 5.0 points, 2.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game in a reserve guard role. In her first collegiate game, Stacy saw 14 minutes of action, scoring eight points on 3-for-3 shooting while passing off three assists. Against Bridgewater State, Stacy played 20 minutes chipping in with two points and two assists. The Huskies’ 5-4 rookie did not yield a turnover in 34 minutes of play.

Southern Maine, 2-0, hosts University of New England on Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) in a non-conference game.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:04 am

No. 16/20 UNE Escapes Southern Maine in OT, 77-73

GORHAM, Maine – Junior Meghan Gribbin (Windham, Maine) converted the game-tying shot and junior Allana Vose (Cushing, Maine/Medomak Valley) hit a pivotal three-pointer in overtime as the No. 16/22 University of New England Nor’easters escaped with a 77-73 overtime win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies Wednesday night at Hill Gymnasium in a non-conference women’s basketball tilt.

UNE improves to 2-1 with the win. Southern Maine, in the also receiving votes category for both the D3hoops.com and WBCA Coaches’ poll, suffers its first loss of the season to stand at 2-1.

Down by 10, 60-50, with less than eight minutes in regulation, Southern Maine rallied with a 14-3 run over a five minutes span to take a slim 64-63 lead with 2:49 to play, forcing an thrilling final minutes in a see-saw battle of a game. Five different players scored for USM in the rally capped by a traditional three-point play from senior Taylor Flood (Sanford, Maine). After Flood’s hoop and the hard, both teams traded the lead in the final two minutes. Southern Maine led 69-67 with 11 seconds to play after one of two free throws from senior Stephanie Gallagher (York, Maine), before Gribbin sped her way to a jumper in the paint.

In the overtime period, Southern Maine held the narrowest of leads 73-72 with 1:56 to play on a pair of free throws from junior Megan Pelletier (Winslow, Maine/Messalonskee), before Vose gave her team the lead for good with a dagger of a three for a 75-73 lead. Prior to the big shot, Vose was 2-for-12 from the field and 0-for-5 from three-point range. The Huskies’ had a pair of good looks at the basket with the ball rimming in and out in the closing moments and UNE hit just enough free throws to get the win.

Pelletier led Southern Maine with 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting as four Huskies scored in double figures. She added eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Senior guard Lauren Rousseau (Biddeford, Maine) had 15 points and six assists and classmate Rebecca Knight (Alfred, Maine/McAuley) had a strong double-double with 12 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and four assists. Junior Ella Ramonas (Portland, Maine/Deering) added 10 points and seven boards.

Junior guard Sadie DiPierro (South Portland, Maine/McAuley) was 6-for-9 from three-point territory for 22 points to lead UNE. Sophomore Alicia Brown (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth) added 15 points and five rebounds, while senior Kelly Coleman (Portland, Conn.) tossed in 14 points. Gribbin finished the game with nine points and a game-high eight assists, while Vose had seven points, five rebounds and four assists.

Southern Maine travels to Bates on Tuesday (5:30 p.m.) for a non-conference game. UNE hosts Bowdoin College on Tuesday (5:30 p.m.).

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:36 am

Southern Maine Defeats St. Joseph’s College 65-57 in Overtime

GORHAM, Maine – Seniors Stephanie Gallagher (York, Maine) and Rebecca Knight (Alfred, Maine/McAuley) each scored five points in the overtime period as the University of Southern Maine Huskies outscored the St. Joseph’s College Monks 12-4 in the extra period to earn a 65-57 in a non-conference women’s basketball game Sunday afternoon at Hill Gymnasium.

With the win, Southern Maine improves to 3-2 and retains possession of the Costello Cup for the third consecutive season. Southern Maine leads the Costello Cup series with St. Joseph’s College 21-4 and the overall series between the two schools 41-6. St. Joseph’s suffers its first loss of the season to dip to 5-1.

Junior Megan Pelletier (Winslow, Maine/Messalonskee) controlled the tip in overtime and scored the Huskies’ first basket with a short jumper in the paint for the Huskies to take a 55-53 lead. After Pelletier’s basket, scoring took a break for both sides before Gallagher hit a pivotal three-pointer off of an assist from junior Ella Ramonas (Portland, Maine/Deering) for a 58-53 lead with 2:17 to play. After another extended break in the scoring, Gallagher and Knight were sent to the free throw line each knocking down a pair for a 62-53 lead. A pair of free throws from SJC sophomore Emily Kehoe (Perkinsville, Vt./Lebanon) broke up the Husky run, before Knight closed out the game making 3-of-4 to seal the win.

Ramonas and Pelletier were instrumental in lead the Husky comeback. Ramonas finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots, while Pelletier posted her second double-double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Senior guard Taylor Flood (Sanford, Maine) added 11 points, while Gallagher chipped in with nine. Knight finished with five points, nine rebounds and three assists.

SJC junior Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) led all scorers with 22 points on a 10-21 effort from the field. Cahill added a team-high 10 rebounds for the double-double. Kehoe added 13 points as the only other Monk in double-figures.

After committing an uncharacteristic 14 turnovers in the first half, the Huskies found themselves in a hole trialing SJC 26-21 at the break. Cahill had 10 points to lead the Monks who scored 14 of their 26 first half points off of USM miscues. The Monks led by as many as 10 points midway through the first half.

Sophomore Molly Mack (Portland, Maine/McAuley) extended the Monks’ lead to eight connecting on a three-pointer in the first possession of the second half before USM rallied to take its first lead since the opening five minutes of the game. The Huskies outscored SJC 15-4 over a seven-minute span to grab the slimmest of leads 36-35 with 12:01 to play. Ramonas was huge in the run scoring nine consecutive points, while Pelletier tallied the go-ahead basket on a pick-and-roll assist from freshman Kayla Stacy (Auburn, N.H./Pinkerton Academy).

Both teams exchanged blows and the lead over the next several plays and Monks led by four 53-49 with 1:39 to play as senior guard Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) knocked down two free throws. Flood made it a two-point game converting an assist from Gallagher in the open court. On the Monks’ next possession, Pelletier came up with a steal and Gallagher hit two free throws to tie the game at 53 following a technical foul being assessed to the SJC bench sending the game into overtime.

Southern Maine travels to Bowdoin on Wednesday (7:00 p.m.) for a non-conference game. St. Joseph’s hosts Colby College on Wednesday (7:00 p.m.) also for a non-conference match-up.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:47 am

Southern Maine Grinds Out 52-40 Win Over Western Connecticut

DANBURY, Conn. – Senior Rebecca Knight (Alfred, Maine/McAuley) had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead three players in double figures as the University of Southern Maine Huskies opened their Little East Conference women’s basketball schedule with a 52-40 road win over the Western Connecticut State University Colonials Saturday afternoon at Feldman Arena.

With the win, Southern Maine is 1-0 in the Little East and improves to 4-3 overall. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Colonials who stand at 5-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Knight posted her second double-double of the season notching her game-high 14 points on 5-for-13 shooting and a perfect 4-for-4 mark from the charity stripe. Knight added three assists. Junior Megan Pelletier (Winslow, Maine/Messalonskee) continued her strong start to the season scoring 10 points and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. Senior Stephanie Gallagher (York, Maine) tossed in 10 points, while junior Ella Ramonas (Portland, Maine/Deering) added eight points and seven rebounds.

Senior Caroline Brasa (East Hartford, Conn./East Catholic) led the Colonials with 11 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Colleen Cosker (East Hartford, Conn./Cheney Tech) and freshman Kayla Briere (Wolcott, Conn.) each had seven points for WSCU, which shot 26.7 percent (12-for-45) from the field.

In a low-scoring game, Southern Maine led from the start, but did not take its 2-0 lead until senior Taylor Flood (Sanford, Maine) connected on a jumper 2:05 into the game. The Huskies’ never trailed in the first half and led by as many as 12, 19-7 with 6:34 to play, before the Colonials charged back with a 9-0 run to trail 19-16 with 4:09 on the clock.

Ramonas, who was fouled attempting a three-pointer, sank three consecutive free throws for the Huskies’ 19-7 lead. WSCU’s Briere and junior Kerri Stolle (Warren, Conn./Wamogo) each hit jumpers before Brasa canned a three for a 7-0 swing. Briere closed the run with a pair of free throws. With its lead trimmed to one possession, the Huskies’ narrowly outscored the Colonials 8-6 to close out the half for a 27-22 lead.

USM opened the second half with a 6-2 run on baskets from Pelletier, Knight and Ramonas to lead 33-24 with 18:09. WCSU responded with an 8-0 run to again pull to within a basket of the Huskies 33-32. Cosker scored five points in the run, which was capped by a jumper from Briere.

After a 30-second time out, the Huskies’ stemmed the WCSU run as Gallagher connected on a layup for a 35-32 lead before the game settled into a back-and-forth affair. A pair of free throws from Knight gave USM a 37-34 lead with 9:32 to play before sophomore Emily Dobson (Westerly, R.I./Westerly) and Stolle each made jumpers to give the Colonials their first lead of the game 38-37 lead with 5:47.

Trailing for the first time in the game, Knight fed Gallagher for a jumper and Flood came up with a steal and sank to free throws to return to scoreboard to the Huskies’ favor 41-38. Brasa made two free throws in the Colonials next possession to make it a one-point game, 41-40 with 3:45 to play, but the Huskies rattled off the next 11 points to seal the win.

Gallagher keyed the run, sinking a layup off of a feed from Flood and Knight hit a jumper for a 45-40 lead with 2:01 to play. After a pair of missed possessions, Flood cleared the defensive boards with just over a minute to play. Flood finished the game with six points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal. Forced to foul, WCSU putt Gallagher on the line for two and she hit both while Pelletier and Ramonas combined for the final three points.

Southern Maine hosts Salem State on Tuesday (5:30 p.m.) in a non-conference game. Western Connecticut travels to Anna Maria on Tuesday (7:00 p.m.).
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