NASHUA, N.H. (11/19/13) – The Lasell College women's basketball team captured their first win of the season, defeating Daniel Webster College 65-49 on Tuesday evening. Lasell improved to 1-2 on the season while the host Eagles dropped to 0-3 in 2013.
Alexis Chappell (Springfield, Mass.) led Lasell with a game high and double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Katie Stopera (Hollis, N.H.) added 14 points including three three-pointers and Danielle Autencio (Montville, Conn.) chipped in 12 points and nine boards. Kayla Vincelette (Westport, Mass.) helped the Lasers cause with six points, six caroms and a game-best seven assists. Nikita Soares (Westport, Mass.) added eight points and four assists.
Freshman Katherine Johnson (Manchester, N.H.) led the Eagles (0-3) with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, adding two steals while Ashley England (Old Town, Maine) added 10 points, five assists and three steals. Ariel Guzman (Yonkers, N.Y.) chipped in with seven points and Ashley Giampetruzzi (Manchester) had six for the hosts.
Lasell used a second half surge, thanks in part to a huge advantage on the boards. DWC held a 23-18 advantage on the glass at the half, but Lasell out-rebounded the Eagles 24-15 in the second and were steady from the field shooting 44.6%. Lasell held the Eagles to 28% shooting in the first half and 30% for the game in the victory.
DWC held as large as a four-point lead twice in the opening 10 minutes but Lasell would take the lead for good late in the period, on a pair from the line from Chappell and a Soares jumper for the three-point lead at the break.
A Chappell free throw would give Lasell its first double digit lead at 39-29 with 15:46 to go in the second and a Jennifer Fredericks (Beacon Falls, Conn.) jumper pulled DWC back within eight.
Chappell answered with back-to-back layups, Stopera later nailed a three, and a Soares layup pushed the lead to 15 at 50-35 with 9:23 to go.
Johnson made a layup to pull DWC within 14 at 53-39 with 6:01 left but an Autencio layup and Stopera jumper pushed the lead to 18 with 4:27 left and the Eagles pulled no closer than 15 the rest of the way.
The Lasers will host Newbury College on Thursday November 21st at 7:00 p.m. in their home opener as they look to even their record at 2-2 for the year.