The Suffolk University women’s basketball team followed up a season opening victory on Saturday over Gordon College with a 90-35 win over UMass-Dartmouth at Regan Gymnasium Sunday afternoon.
Senior forward Meghan Tracey (Rehoboth, MA) earned a double-double, netting a game-high 21 points and grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds. Freshman Julieanne Conrad (West Bridgewater, MA) added 17 points and seven rebounds. Mary Garon (Auburn, NH) and Laura Thompson (Kennebunk, ME) each added 10 points and combined for nine rebounds.
The Rams outscored the Corsairs 32-0 during a 12 minute span that made up the final four minutes of the first half and the first eight minutes of the second. Suffolk ended the first half on an 8-0 run to take a convincing 39-22 lead. Conrad had four points during the run. Kristina Hayner (Bedford, N.H.) scored four of her seven points on the day during that run.
Suffolk continued its dominant play in the second half outscoring the Corsairs 51-13 and jumping out to a 63-22 lead, thanks to a 24-0 run in the first 8:45. Conrad hit three 3-pointers in the first 4:30 of the half before she was lifted from the game. Tracey capped off the run with another seven points.
Suffolk led by 56 points twice in the final minute before finishing with the 55-point victory.
The Rams vicious defense held UMass-Dartmouth to 20.4 percent shooting and forced the Corsairs into 29 turnovers. Suffolk also held UMD to 13.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc. The Rams finished the contest shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three-point land.
Suffolk takes on Salve Regina Tuesday at 7 p.m.