SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Jan. 24, 2011) – Junior forward Tricia Chase piled up 18 points and 13 rebounds to boost the Mount Holyoke College women's basketball team to a 67-50 triumph over Johnson and Wales University this evening at the Mildred S. Howard Gymnasium. It was her second double-double of the season and third of her career. Her 18 points were a career high.
Four starters reached double digits in the scoring column for the Lyons, who drained a season best 41.3% (26-63) of their shots from the field. They took advantage of an overwhelming 54-22 edge on the glass to outscore the Wildcats 34-12 in the paint. Of their 54 boards, 21 came at the offensive end of the floor.
Senior guard Christine Chancy racked up season highs of 17 points and four assists, while sophomore guard Angelica Pascual recorded her fourth career double-double on 13 points and 10 rebounds. Mount Holyoke also received solid production from sophomore forward Jennine Vizcaino, who tallied a career high 10 points to go with seven boards. Senior guard Emilie Methot chipped in with four assists for the Lyons, who finished with 15 helpers on 26 made baskets.
Three players scored in double digits for Johnson and Wales, which converted 32.0% (16-50) of its shots from the floor and 75.0% (15-20) of its free throw attempts. The Wildcats were paced by sophomore guard Marina Millian, who collected 14 points, five steals and three assists. Guards Jenna Juron and Ayla Walter added 12 points apiece.
Chase exploded out of the gate, scoring seven points over the first five minutes. Her third basket of the game put Mount Holyoke in front 9-2 at the 15:16 mark. The Lyons then closed out the opening frame with a 16-3 run to take a 34-18 edge into the locker room. Chase scored 12 of her 18 points before the intermission.
Mount Holyoke extended its cushion to 42-20 on a jumper by Chancy just over two minutes into the second half. Johnson and Wales sliced the deficit to 11 points on four occasions down the stretch but could get no closer. Pascual recorded 12 of her 13 points after the break, draining a pair of three-pointers in the process.
Both squads are slated to resume their league schedules later this week. Mount Holyoke (4-12, 2-8 NEWMAC) will visit Springfield College for a NEWMAC tilt beginning at 7:00 p.m. Meanwhile, Johnson and Wales (5-13, 2-2 GNAC) will host GNAC foe Albertus Magnus College on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
July 19, 2011 2010-11 Basketball Year in Review
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
March 2, 2011 Pascual Placed on NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team
February 19, 2011 Basketball Dropped By #5 Babson in Season Finale
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
February 15, 2011 Basketball Player Angelica Pascual Secures Lyon of the Week Accolades
February 12, 2011 Basketball Drops MIT With Dramatic Comeback
February 9, 2011 Offensive Woes Doom Basketball at WPI
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
January 29, 2011 Basketball Edges Wellesley in Overtime Thriller
January 28, 2011 Basketball: Wellesley at Mount Holyoke
January 26, 2011 Springfield Uses Late Run to Pull Away From Basketball
January 24, 2011 Chase Carries Basketball Past Johnson and Wales
January 24, 2011 Basketball: Johnson & Wales at Mount Holyoke
January 22, 2011 Basketball Comes Up Just Short at Wheaton
January 19, 2011 Pascual Propels Basketball Past Coast Guard
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
December 7, 2010 Hot Shooting Smith Handles Basketball
December 4, 2010 Basketball Suffers Road Loss at Wellesley
December 1, 2010 Basketball: Springfield at Mount Holyoke
December 1, 2010 Basketball Comes Up Short in NEWMAC Opener Against Springfield
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
November 20, 2010 Wellesley Rolls Past Bryn Mawr in Second Game of Seven Sisters Classic
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
September 30, 2010 SAAC Releases 2010-11 Game of the Week Schedule