SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Senior Gillian Gerton became the 10th player in program history to score 1,000th points as Coast Guard fell to Springfield 62-43 Wednesday night in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.
With the loss, the Bears fall to 10-9 overall and 5-6 in the NEWMAC. The Pride improve to 16-5 on the season and improve to 10-2 in the conference.
Not only did Gerton become the 10th player in school history with 1,000 points but is now only two rebounds away from becoming only the fourth player in program history to score 1,000 points and grab 700 rebounds.
Gerton led Coast Guard with eleven points and five rebounds and three steals while classmate Jill Bray finished with six points, two rebounds and two assists.
Junior Gracie Restituyo led all scorers with 13 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Emily Jacques finished with 11 points while classmate Alex Goslin had 10 points and six rebounds.
The Pride started the game on a 16-0 run nearly holding the Bears scoreless for nearly the entire first quarter before Gerton knocked down a jumper from the right side with 17 seconds left making the first period score 16-2. Springfield was led by Jacques with seven in the opening period.
The second period was all even between the two teams as both teams scored 15 to make the halftime score 31-17. Senior Jill Bray had six points in the quarter on 3-5 shooting while Gerton knocked down a three pointer.
In the second half, Coast Guard was unable to get any closer than 14 as the Pride continued to add to their lead taking the midweek NEWMAC contest 62-43.
The Bears finished the game making 19-56 (33.9%) from the floor and shooting 8.3% (1-12) from three.
The Pride shot 46.9% (23-49) overall and made 4-13 (30.8%) from beyond the arc.
Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, February 3rd, when they travel to Babson Park, Massachusetts to take on the Babson Beavers. Opening tip is 1:00.