NEW LONDON, Conn. (Jan. 19, 2011) – Sophomore Angelica Pascual recorded 15 points to boost the Mount Holyoke College women's basketball team to a 48-30 triumph over the Coast Guard Academy this evening. The guard went 6-of-13 from the field and knocked down a pair of three-pointers, as the Lyons snapped a five game slide and picked up their second NEWMAC win of the season.
Ten players scored points for Mount Holyoke, which converted 38.5% (20-52) of its shots from the field. The Lyons' suffocating defense limited the Bears to just 28.3% (13-46) shooting from the floor and turned 26 turnovers into 24 points at the other end.
Junior forward Tricia Chase posted nine points and four rebounds, while classmate Bree Hollinger added six points and four boards off the bench. Mount Holyoke also received a boost from junior guard Christine Chancy, who collected seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Coast Guard (2-12, 0-9 NEWMAC) was paced by senior forward Allison Majcher, who amassed eight points and seven boards. First year forward Larla Brown tallied eight points and six rebounds, while sophomore guard Karli Collins chipped in with five points, five rebounds and three assists. The Bears finished with a 37-34 advantage on the glass.
Neither side led by more than four points over the first 10 minutes of the contest, as the teams jockeyed for position. Mount Holyoke took control with a 6-0 run over a span of two minutes. Senior forward Joanna McDonough got the rally started with a short jumper at the 9:32 mark. Hollinger then put the Lyons in front 18-11 with 7:45 remaining in the opening frame.
Mount Holyoke took a 26-18 advantage into the locker room. Pascual netted eight of her 15 points before the intermission, knocking down a pair of treys in the final three minutes. Collins led the Bears with five points at the break.
The Lyons then outscored Coast Guard 22-12 in the second stanza to put things away. They created separation with a 13-4 spurt down the stretch. Pascual collected six points during the run, which covered nearly five minutes. Her final basket of the night gave her team a 45-26 cushion at the 2:59 mark. The Lyons led by as many as 20 points (48-28) in the final minute.
Mount Holyoke (3-11, 2-7 NEWMAC) will resume its NEWMAC schedule on Saturday, when it visits Wheaton College at 2:00 p.m.
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May 11, 2011 Seniors Honored at Scholar Athlete Reception
May 5, 2011 Awards Handed Out at Annual Athletics Banquet
March 4, 2011 NEWMAC Announces Winter Academic All-Conference Squads
March 3, 2011 Mount Holyoke Named a 2011 Best Value College
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February 18, 2011 Basketball: #5 Babson at Mount Holyoke
February 17, 2011 Basketball Team Joins the Pink Zone
February 16, 2011 Coast Guard Stuns Basketball With Big First Half
February 15, 2011 Basketball: Coast Guard at Mount Holyoke
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February 5, 2011 Chancy Buzzer Beater Boosts Basketball Past Clark
February 4, 2011 Basketball: Clark at Mount Holyoke
February 3, 2011 Second Half Spurt Lifts Smith Over Basketball
January 31, 2011 Basketball Player Tricia Chase Grabs Lyon of the Week Accolades
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January 28, 2011 Basketball: Wellesley at Mount Holyoke
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January 22, 2011 Basketball Comes Up Just Short at Wheaton
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January 15, 2011 MIT Uses Huge Run to Pull Away From Basketball
January 14, 2011 Basketball: MIT at Mount Holyoke
January 13, 2011 WPI Holds Off Basketball In Defensive Slugfest
January 13, 2011 Basketball: WPI at Mount Holyoke
January 8, 2011 #4 Babson Races Past Basketball
January 5, 2011 Basketball Drops Heartbreaker to Wheaton in First Game of 2011
January 4, 2011 Basketball: Wheaton at Mount Holyoke
December 14, 2010 Worcester State Pulls Away From Basketball in Defensive Struggle
December 7, 2010 Basketball: Smith at Mount Holyoke
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December 4, 2010 Basketball Suffers Road Loss at Wellesley
December 1, 2010 Basketball: Springfield at Mount Holyoke
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November 23, 2010 Basketball Player Angelica Pascual Named Lyon of the Week
November 23, 2010 Basketball Falls to #1 Amherst, 73-23
November 21, 2010 2010 Seven Sisters Basketball Classic
November 21, 2010 Wellesley Closes Out Perfect Weekend With 61-47 Win Over Agnes Scott
November 21, 2010 Chase and Pascual Lift Basketball Past Vassar in Seven Sisters Finale
November 21, 2010 Smith Breezes Past Bryn Mawr in Fifth Game of 2010 Seven Sisters Classic
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November 20, 2010 Vassar Tops Smith 67-58 in Third Game of Seven Sisters Classic
November 20, 2010 Agnes Scott Holds Off Basketball 62-60 in Seven Sisters Opener
November 16, 2010 Basketball Falls to WNEC 48-37 in 2010-11 Opener
November 15, 2010 2010-11 Winter Schedules Released
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