UMass-Dartmouth 83, Rhode Island College 49 - The Corsairs (13-3, 4-2 LEC) led by 13 at halftime and then outscored Rhode Island College (5-11, 2-4 LEC) 44-23 in the second half to win easily. Rachel McCarron scored 20 points (6-of-9 from three) for UMD, while Nakira Examond had 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Corsairs shot 12-of-24 from three and led by as many as 37. Alex Moore scored 19 and Jordyn Gauvin 14 for the Anchorwomen, who only played 7 players.
UMass-Boston 61, Southern Maine 43 - A miserable season continues for Southern Maine (2-14, 1-5 LEC), who has lost nine games in a row and hasn't won since December 3rd. The Beacons (7-9, 3-3 LEC) led 37-14 at halftime and by 32 in the third quarter before Southern Maine made a cosmetic run late in the fourth. Raven Kelsey and Martiza Scott each scored 10 points for UMass-Boston. Nobody scored in double-figures for the Huskies, as Miranda Nicely and Mychaela Harton each scored 8 off the bench to lead the team. USM shot an abysmal 24% (12-for-50) and made just 2-of-17 threes. 17 of their 43 points came from the free throw line.
Eastern Connecticut 75, Western Connecticut 73 (OT) - Eastern Connecticut (10-5, 5-1 LEC) won a wild overtime affair despite blowing a 15-point third quarter lead. Western (10-6, 3-3 LEC) trailed 43-28 at one point and still was down by eight points with three minutes remaining, but furiously rallied and actually had a chance to take the lead with 16 seconds left in the game, but missed the free throw and was unable to capitalize despite getting an offensive rebound off the miss. Eastern capitalized at the free throw line to escape in OT, as 10 of their 14 points came from the charity stripe. Western had a chance at the end of the back-and-forth overtime to either tie it or win it, but turned the ball over and Eastern escaped.
Keene State 63, Plymouth State 47 - The game was not as close as the score indicates, as Keene (11-5, 5-1 LEC) was up 38-17 at halftime after outscoring the Panthers (4-10, 1-5 LEC) 21-4 in the second quarter. The Owls, who never trailed, scored 12 of the first 14 points after halftime and went up 49-19. Sandi Purcell scored 15 points and Stephanie D'Annolfo scored 13 for KSC. Kayla Wyland scored 14 for the Panthers and was the only one who reached double-figures. Plymouth shot just 29.6% and was outrebounded 45-31.
Saturday marks the first repeat opponent of the conference season.
Southern Maine at Eastern Connecticut (first meeting: USM 66-59....one of the most confounding results of the season)
Western Connecticut at UMass-Boston (first meeting: WCSU 63-55, OT)
Rhode Island College at Plymouth State (first meeting: RIC 73-62)
UMass-Dartmouth at Keene State (first meeting: KSC 67-54)