Nashua, NH - The streak continues as the Rivier College Raiders defeated visiting Lasell College 81-58 this evening in GNAC Women's Basketball action. The Raiders improved to 16-6 overall and 10-1 in conference play, as the won their eighth straight game. Lasell fell to 3-18 with the loss, and the Lasers are 3-8 in the GNAC.
For the Lasers, freshman Alexis Chappell (Springfield, MA) recorded her second double-double on the year with 16 points and 12 rebounds, both team highs. Senior Amandra Purcell (Hudson, NH) connected on 7 three pointers for a total of 29 points to lead Rivier and her younger sister, freshman Deanna Purcell (Hudson, NH) totaled 21 points on the evening. as the team improved to 16-6 overall and 10-1 in the GNAC.
Lasell out-rebounded the hosts 42-31, but the advantage on the glass wasn't enough to offset their 23 turnovers and the hot shooting from three point territory, as the Raiders went 11-25 from downtown.
The Raiders will be on the road against Saint Joseph's College, who are currently tied for 1st in the GNAC with a perfect 10-0 conference record. Lasell will host Albertus Magnus in their next contest on Saturday afternoon.