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Women's Basketball Picks Up Eighth Win In Nine Outings With 80-35 Non-League Triumph Over Newbury

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Regan Gymnasium, Boston, Mass.


BOSTON, Mass.--  Senior Katie Castignetti (Braintree, Mass.) scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds, while junior Meghan Tracey (Rehoboth, Mass.) added 12 points and seven boards as Suffolk collected its eighth win in its last nine outings with an 80-35 non-league college women’s basketball victory over Newbury Tuesday evening at Regan Gymnasium.

The host Rams (11-5) overcame an early five-point deficit with a 34-4 run over a 15-minute stretch en route to a 41-16 advantage at the break, as Suffolk used a 64-27 rebounding advantage to extend its edge to 49 points in the final 20 minutes of action, converting 30 offensive rebounds into 23 second chance points while holding a 42-18 cushion in points in the paint.

Senior Gillian Brignac (Haverhill, Mass.) added nine points and four rebounds in the win for the hosts, who also received eight points and a career-high 10 rebounds from freshman Christie Iwanicki (Newtown, Conn.) as well as eight points and five caroms from sophomore Laura Thompson (Kennebunk, Maine).  Junior Kerry Bowman (Guilford, Conn.) chipped in with six points and six rebounds for the Rams, who also received six points from junior Emily Duquette (Harrisville, R.I.) as well as five points and five assists from senior Katlyn Klecha (Fairfield, Conn.).  Suffolk shot 39 percent from the field and canned four three-pointers on the night while holding a 12-0 scoring edge at the foul line, as the hosts registered 25 assists on 32 field goals and converted 25 turnovers into 28 points for the contest.

Sophomore Rashawna Wynn (Baltimore, Md.) scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the setback for the visiting Nighthawks (2-15), who also received 10 points from senior Jessica Lightfoot (Sewell, N.J.).  Freshman Catherine Cullen (Beverly, Mass.) added six points for Newbury, which also received six rebounds from junior Katelyn Mark (Quincy, Mass.) as the visitors shot 29 percent from the field and connected for three treys on the evening while recording eight blocks, including three by Wynn.

Suffolk heads to Providence, R.I. on Thursday evening to take on Johnson & Wales in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match-up that tips-off at 7:00 p.m., while Newbury heads to New London, Conn. on Saturday afternoon to take on Mitchell in a non-league outing that begins at 1:00 p.m.