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Women's Basketball Holds Off Elms, 64-58

Women's Basketball Holds Off Elms, 64-58

Dean College 64, Elms College 58
Records: Dean College (3-7, 2-1 NECC), Elms College (4-9, 1-2 NECC)
Location: Picknelly Arena, Chicopee, Mass.
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM

In a game that saw neither team shoot better than 40 percent from the field, it was Dean College who took charge late courtesy of some timely free throws enroute to a 64-58 win over Elms College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball action on Tuesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs were clinging to a 54-53 lead with less than five minutes to play when Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass.) made a pair of free throws and Stephanie Conrad (Bedford, N.H.) knocked down a three-pointer to give Dean a 59-53 edge with 4:36 left.

Things were still relatively tight at 59-54 when Kayleigh Merrell (Wilmington, N.C.) grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to give the Cardinal and White a 61-54 advantage with 1:27 to play.

Two baskets from the Blazers tightened the gap but the Bulldogs got a single free throw from Rudder and then two more from Sadie Homer (North Easton, Mass.) to seal the win.

Rudder, who played all 40 minutes, finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead four Bulldogs in double figures. Ajerah Sidbury (Wilmington, N.C.) totaled a career-best 12 points and seven boards, while Merrell racked up 14 points and ten rebounds.

Conrad, meanwhile, made three three-pointers on her way to ten points in 27 minutes of the bench.

Dean is back in action on Thursday when they travel to Smith College for a non-league affair with the Pioneers. Tipoff is slated for 7:00 PM.