WENHAM, Mass. (11/16/13/0 - The Lasell College women's basketball team dropped their second straight game to open the season, falling 80-50 against New England College in the Gordon College Tip-off Tournament. The Lasers slipped to 0-2 on the season while the Pilgrims climbed to 1-1 overall.
Taylor Burgess and Kayla Lawlor led the way for NEC with 22 and 17 points respectively, as the Pilgrims shot 11-28 from downtown and out-rebounded the Lasers 53-29 enroute to the victory.
New England College used a 13-2 run to break open a 12-10 game midway through the first half and take a 25-14 lead, then held Lasell scoreless over the final five minutes of the first half to build a 42-14 edge at the half. The Pillgrims grabbed 17 offensive rebounds in the opening 20 minutes of play and held Lasell to 21% shooting from the floor to buld their cushion.
Lasell shot 15-31 over the final 20 minutes of play and limited NEC to eight offensive rebounds in the second half but were unable to make a dent in the Pilgrims lead, falling 80-50.
Lasell will travel to Nashua, N.H. on Tuesday November 19th for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off against Daniel Webster College.