BY CHASE MARTINO // NOV. 18, 2018 //
The Curry College women’s basketball team was very opportunistic in Thursday night’s home game versus Pine Manor. The Colonels forced 33 turnovers, and scored 41 points off of them, in a convincing 77- 53 win.
Curry dominated the whole night for its first win of the season, bringing its record to 1-2. The Colonels jumped out to a 21-8 lead after one quarter, and kept rolling the rest of the game. The Gators fell to 0-2.
“We were very aggressive in forcing mistakes and we were able to capitalize on the turnovers, which helped us get a must-needed win,” said coach Fran Elms.
Peyton Perine and Emily Irwin led the way offensively, scoring 20 points and 19 points, respectively. Perine was an efficient 56 percent from the field on 9 of 16 shooting, and added 4 rebounds and 4 steals.
“I just felt like I was in a groove,” she said. “My teammates definitely helped me get so many good looks.”
The Colonels played smart basketball and worked the ball down low for a good portion of their points, scoring 34 in the paint. This, paired with the 41 points scored off turnovers, were the two biggest factors that led to the blowout win.
Curry’s Amanda Leal finished with 13 points.
Pine Manor’s Kristen Harris led the way for the Gators with 12 points, while two of her teammates, Arielle Harrell and Oceane Tabbak, ended the game with double-digit turnovers (12 and 10, respectively).
- Neither team scored any fast-break points.
- Pine Manor held a 1-point lead with 8:10 left in the first quarter. It was the Gators’ only lead of the night.
- Curry had 23 more field goal attempts than Pine Manor.