Score: Dean College 67, Bay Path 34
Records: Dean College (5-15, 4-7 NECC), Bay Path University (2-17, 1-10 NECC)
Location: Bartley Center, Holyoke, Mass.
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
The Bulldogs opened the game on a 23-5 run and cruised to a 67-34 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) victory over Bay Path on Saturday in Holyoke, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Dean scored 19 of the game's first 21 points, taking a commanding lead in the first eight minutes of action. After a Bay Path three pointer, Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass.) and Alexah Potter (East Hartford, Conn.) scored back to back baskets to give Dean a 23-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Dean extended their lead to 30-10 midway through the second quarter after a layup from Taisha Alexandre (Quincy, Mass.). After five minutes of even action, the Bulldogs entered halftime with a 38-19 lead.
Dean outcored the Wildcats 19-9 in the third quarter to create an insurmountable 57-28 lead entering the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs cruised throughout the final frame, finishing with a 67-34 win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Dean was led by a dominating double-double from Rudder. The sophomore forward finished with 31 points and 21 rebounds in 40 minutes of action. Alexandre finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, while Potter scored seven points and nine rebounds.
Dean plays at Fitchburg State on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.