Women's Basketball: Norwich Shoots Past Pine Manor, 91-41
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Erica Rate led five Cadets in double-figures with a team-high 14 points as the Norwich University women's basketball team blasted Pine Manor, 91-41, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) game Monday evening at Andrews Hall.
Christine Daniels (11 points, 12 rebounds), Ally Daniels (10 points, 12 rebounds) and Laurel McWilliams (10 points, 12 rebounds) each posted double-doubles for the Cadets, who improve to 11-4 (4-0 GNAC). Tara Stevenson rounded out the quintet of Norwich players in double-figures with 12 points. Kelsey Knapp came off the bench and added eight points, while Natalie Marchese chipped in six points and a game-high seven assists.
Norwich got off to a very fast start, outscoring Pine Manor 33-7 over the first 9:22. The Cadets increased their lead to as many as 41 points in the first half, and they took a 56-15 lead into halftime.
NU shot 50.0 percent from the field in the first half, while holding PMC to just 16.7 percent from the floor. Rate led all scorers in the first stanza with nine points, nailing three three-pointers in the opening 20 minutes.
Norwich opened the second half on a 12-0 run to open up a 68-15 advantage. The Cadets led by as many as 54 points in the frame as they coasted to their fifth straight victory.
For the game, Norwich shot 43.2 percent from the field, while Pine Manor shot just 27.9 percent. The Cadets outrebounded the Gators by a whopping 63-29 margin. NU held a 27-9 edge on the offensive glass.
Norwich posted 28 assists on its 35 field goals. The Cadets scored 29 points off of 24 Gator turnovers. Each of the 12 Norwich players scored in the game, and the bench came up with 48 points.
Pine Manor (2-12, 0-3 GNAC) was led by Enjolee Phillips, who scored a game-high 15 points. Amanda Dennis chipped in eight points for the Gators, while Jataiya Alexander and Stacie Beauford added seven apiece.
Norwich has had little trouble through its first four conference games, outscoring its four opponents by an average of 44.5 points per game.
Norwich continues its season-long four-game homestand on Saturday when the Cadets host Suffolk in a GNAC contest. Tip-off from Andrews Hall is slated for 1 p.m.