CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Regis College Pride remained unbeaten, 17-0, in New England College Conference (NECC) play and moved to 20-4 on the year with an 87-40 win over Lesley tonight at Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols. With the win, Regis, who has locked up the top spot in the NECC Women's Basketball Championship, push their current win-streak to fifteen games. With the loss, the Lynx fall to 3-20 on the season and 2-15 in the conference.
Senior Sabree Rodriguez (Brockton, Mass.) and sophomore Emilee Marro (Bedford, N.H.) led the Regis attack as they combined for 32 points on 13-of-17 shooting. Rodriguez added four rebounds and three steals to her game-high 19 points while Marro grabbed five boards and dished out a game-high five assists in the win.
For the Lynx, freshman Shannon Baker (Lynbrook, N.Y.) knocked down three from deep on her way to a team-high twelve points while classmate Ari Dimou (Manchester, N.H.) chipped in with eight points and a team-high five rebounds.
After a Baker three cut the early 4-0 Regis lead to one, the Pride went on an unprecedented 28-0 run over the next ten minutes. The Pride displayed aggressive half-court defense that came up with 15 steals and caused 24 Lynx turnovers in the opening period and limited Lesley to just 5-of-18 shooting.
In the second half, Regis was impressive once again as they went 14-of-20 (70%) from the floor and went 9-of-13 from the free throw line.
Freshman Taylor Bunkley (Carmel, N.Y.) had a game-high six steals to go with her six points off the bench for the Pride while sophomore center Monet Lowe (Framingham, Mass.) was a strong presence in the paint, finishing with nine points on 4-of-5 shooting.
Junior Emily Fleming (Medford, Mass.) went 6-of-8 from the charity stripe on her way to nine points for the Lynx, who as a team, knocked down seven treys.
The Lynx will close out their season at home on Saturday, February 16th when they host Southern Vermont College at 6:30p. The game will also be a Play4Kay event, an initiative named for legendary coach Kay Yow to raise money and awareness on fight women's cancers. Please click here for more information on Play4Kay.
Regis will close out their regular season on Saturday when they travel to Daniel Webster College. Tip-off is set for 1:00p.