BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Sophomore guard Jenna Williamson (Ludlow, Mass.) notched a game-high 21 points to lead the Bridgewater State University women's basketball team to a decisive 72-51 victory over visiting Framingham State University in MASCAC action on Tuesday night at the Tinsley Center.
The win lifts the host Bears' overall record to 7-5 including a perfect 2-0 mark in conference play. Framingham slips to 8-5 on the season and 0-2 in the MASCAC.
Williamson connected on 8 of 12 field goal attempts including 5-for-8 from behind the arc. As a team, the Bears converted on 9 of 18 three-point attempts and shot 52% (29-56) from the floor.
Senior forward Shelly DePina (New Bedford, Mass.) added 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, three blocks and three steals for the hosts. With her 15 points, DePina increased her career scoring total to 922 points. Junior forward Michaela Cosby (Walpole, Mass.) chipped in with six points and game-high totals of eight boards and six assists.
Bridgewater jumped out to an early 15-4 lead and never looked back. The Bears led 39-20 at the intermission and used a 14-2 run at the start of the second half to take a commanding 31-point advantage (53-22). Bridgewater got up by as many as 36 points the rest of the way and coasted to the 72-51 victory.
Sophomore guard Kristen Hoffman (Foxboro, Mass.) paced the Rams with ten points and four steals. Framingham shot 30% (17-57) from the floor and connected on just 2 of 20 three-point attempts.
Bridgewater hosts non-conference foe UMass Boston on Thursday night at 7:30, while Framingham hosts MASCAC rival Fitchburg State on Saturday afternoon at one.