KSC Women Fall to Eastern CT 89-58
'WILLIMANTIC, CT 1/21/03 – The Keene State College women's basketball team had its five game winning streak snapped with 89-58 Little East Conference loss against #18 ranked Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT, on Tuesday.
Keene State falls to 10-5 overall and 3-3 in the LEC while Eastern CT improves to 14-2 and 5-1 in conference play.
Deanne Prior had 20 points to lead the Warriors. Allison Coleman also had a strong overall game for ECSU with 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals. The junior forward hit seven of her nine shots from the field.
Brittany Faulkner (Lebanon, N.H.) led the Owls with eight points. Andrea Arsenault (Dover, N.H.) had a team high five rebounds.
Eastern CT jumped out to a 12-4 lead on the way to building up a 46-23 halftime advantage. Poor shooting, turnovers, and defensive lapses in transition led to the Owls' demise. The Warriors meanwhile were on top of their game, finishing with a .574 shooting percentage (35 of 61) and out rebounding KSC by a wide 43-25 margin.
KSC hopes to turn its fortunes around when it travels to New England College on Thursday for a 7 p.m. game.