Owls Defeat Women's Basketball 72-41

Owls Defeat Women's Basketball 72-41

WESTFIELD, Mass. – Lasell College fell to Westfield State University 72-41 in non-conference women's basketball action at the Woodwood Center on Thursday evening. The Lasers sink to 2-5 while the Owls improve to 3-2.

Lasell was led by nine points each from Breanna Cashman (Norwich/Norwich, N.Y.) and Katie Stopera (Hollis-Brookline/Hollis, N.H.). 

Eleven players scored for Westfield State, led by Jen Ashton's (Beverly/Beverly, Mass.) 16 points, as the Owls rolled past the Lasell College Lasers, 72-41, in a non-conference women's basketball game at the Woodwood Center on Thursday night.

The Owls jumped out to a 38-12 lead at the half behind a balanced scoring attack, that saw nine points from Ashton, eight from Keri Dolodoorian (Sutton/Whitinsville, Mass.) and seven from Forbasaw Nkamebo (Amherst/Amherst, Mass.).

Westfield State pushed the lead to as many as 31 in the first 4:02 of the second half, leading 50-19 after an Ashton three-pointer.
The Lasers made a brief run, using a 13-1 spurt over the next 4:40, fueled by seven points from Deanna Barrett (Berlin/Berlin, Conn.), cutting the lead to 51-32.
Westfield re-rallied over the final 10 minutes to regain the final margin of victory. Nkamebo and Doldoorian each added 12 points. Nkamebo grabbed a game high nine rebounds as well. 
Both teams will return to non-conference action at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th. The Lasers will host Emerson College, while the Owls travel to Rivier University.