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Bulldogs Dominate First Quarter to Claim 86-48 Win

Bulldogs Dominate First Quarter to Claim 86-48 Win


Franklin, Mass.-- The Dean College Bulldogs powered past Lesley in the first quarter to claim the NECC Conference victory with a final score of 86-48 Saturday afternoon at Pieri Gymnasium.  The Lynx remain winless in the young season (0-6, 0-3 NECC), while the Bulldogs imrpove to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in conference play.


  • Dean proved too strong for the Lynx after jumping out to a 24-5 advantage courtesy of a 13-0 run in the opening quarter.  Dakota Jones and Abby Henderson teammed up for the only points scored from the visiting Lynx side, as the Bulldogs took a 30-7 lead going into the second quarter.
  • Despite a much more competitive battle in the second and the Lesley defense only allowing 14 second quarter points, the 23-point advantage was enough to take a 44-18 lead going into half time. 
  • Dean's bulge reached 31 on two occasions in the third period, and peaked at 41 in the final quarter for the 86-48 victory.
  • Jones recorded her sixth double-double in as many games leading the Lynx offense with 15 points and 7 offensive rebounds, and pounding the boards with a game high 8 defensive rebounds.  Abby Henderson was the next Lynx scored with 11 points and 8 total rebounds.  New comber Kacey Johson chipped in 9 points off the bench in the loss.
  • The Bulldogs were lead by two doube digit scoring numbers in Makayla Ruddler with a game high 22 points, and Iindia Pina close behind with 20 points.  Stephanie Conrad chipped in 9 points off the bench in the win.
  • Overall, the Bulldogs shot 44 percent from the field and did a considerable amount of damage in the paint where they outscored Lesley, 54-26. The Lynx did hold a 47-42 edge on the glass, but Dean turned their 33 turnovers into an eye-popping 48 points.


Lesley travels to Green Mountain State on Tuesday December 4th for a non conference match.