Score: Smith College 79, Dean College 33
Records: Smith College (13-1), Dean College (3-8)
Location: Northampton, Mass.
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Smith College raced out to an 18-5 lead to start the game and never looked back, overpowering the Dean College Bulldogs 79-33 on Thursday night in non-league action in Hampton, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
A Kayleigh Merrell (Wilmington, N.C.) jump shot at the end of the first quarter cut the hosts lead to 23-9 heading into the second period. The Pioneers, however, controlled the second frame to put a stranglehold on the contest, leading 44-18 at the end of the first half.
A dominant third quarter pushed the game out of reach as Smith cruised to a 79-33 victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Merrell's 11 points off the bench led all Dean scorers, while Alexah Potter and Adjerah Sidbury both chipped in six points.
Dean shot just 24% from the field while Smith finished 33 for 58 for a 57% shooting percentage. The Pioneers had a 44 to 25 edge in rebounds while outscoring the Bulldogs 42-24
Dean will travel to Mitchell on Tuesday for a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) matchup with the Mariners. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.