Women’s hoops open conference

Women’s basketball rolled over the New England College Pilgrims in a dominant victory 65-35.  The Spartans were never behind and kept piling on the points.  Coach Barrett was happy with the way they played.  

“Overall, I’m pleased with our effort,” he said. “Defensively, I thought we rebounded the ball very well.  We limited their two scorers, Lawlor and Burgess, to well under their average.”
Early in the game, the lady Spartans struggled to hit the basket from in the paint, but their defensive effort made up for it and they ended the first half 32-16.  

“It was rough start for us, but we pulled through in the end,” said senior guard Liz Douglass.
Castleton shot 40.4 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from the behind the arc, and 75 percent from the line.  Not only did they dominate in shooting percentage, but also in rebounds, assists, points off turnovers, points in the paint, and fast break points.  

“We could have played better,” said senior  Stephanie Bull. “We kind of played down to their level, but it’s nothing that we can’t improve on.”
Senior guard Alyssa Leonard had a great game finishing with 23 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Junior forward Meghan O’Sullivan also stood out finishing with 14 points and nine rebounds. Junior guard Jade Desroches had 12 points, three rebounds, and five assists.  

“We need to get better rhythm offensively,” Barrett said. “I thought there were times our offense really bogged down.  We need to do a better job of handling that.”
Desoroches agrees that they were struggling offensively.  

“I think we’re a little disjointed on offense.  We just need to get more into the flow of our offense and it will come,” she said.
The Spartans’ next game is against the Maine Maritime Mariners at home this Friday at 7:30.

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