Dowdy powers Women's Basketball past Blazers

Adrianna Dowdy

CHICOPEE, Mass. --- Senior forward Adrianna Dowdy (East Haven, Conn. / Hill Regional Career) scored 26 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to lead the Becker College women's basketball team to a 48-45 victory at Elms College on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play at Picknelly Arena in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

December 1, 2018
Picknelly Arena, Chicopee, Massachusetts
Score: Becker 48, Elms 45
Records: Becker (4-3, 2-1 NECC) | Elms (3-4, 1-1 NECC)

• Dowdy shot 10-of-17 from the floor, and chipped in three steals, two assists and a blocked shot. Dowdy finished just four points short of her career-high of 30, that also coming at Elms College on January 10, 2017. The 18 rebounds were tied for the fourth-highest single-game output in her career.
• Becker junior guard Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) scored 11 points with six steals and two assists.
• Becker senior forward Ciara McKissick (Charlton, Mass. / Shepherd Hill Regional) pulled down 11 boards with four steals and three assists.
• Not counting Dowdy's shooting, the rest of the Hawks went 5-of-47 from the field on the day.

• Elms was led offensively by Angelica Peguero-Flores (Springfield, Mass.) who scored 22 points. On the defensive end for Elms, Senior Niah Pantry (New Haven, Conn.) made her presence known, grabbing 17 total rebounds and adding three blocks. Pantry added 10 points for her third double-double of the season.
• Elms shot 29 percent from the field, going 17-for-58, but was only able to connect on one 3-pointer going 1-for-5.

• Down by one going into the final quarter and trailing by three with 3:35 remaining, Becker took the lead for good on a 7-2 run capped off by a layup from Dowdy. The Hawks went five-of-six from the line in the closing minutes of the game.

Becker will play next on Dec. 3 at the University of St. Joseph. Elms will travel to Eastern Nazarene on Dec. 4.

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