Dowdy sets rebounds record as Women's Basketball succumbs to Mitchell

Adrianna Dowdy

NEW LONDON, Conn. --- The Becker College women's basketball team finished their regular season with a 41-39 loss at Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action on Saturday afternoon at the Yarnall Athletic Center in New London, Connecticut.

Senior forward Adrianna Dowdy (East Haven, Conn. / Hill Regional Career), who entered the day with exactly 1000 career rebounds, passed former Becker great Dawn Fitzpatrick as Becker's all-time leading rebounder. Dowdy pulled down her eighth board of the day off a defensive rebound with 1:11 to go in the second quarter, breaking Fitzpatrick's old record of 1007. Dowdy finished the day with 1013 career rebounds.

February 16, 2019
Yarnall Athletic Center, New London, Conn.
Score: Mitchell 41, Becker 39
Records: Becker (18-7, 15-3 NECC) | Mitchell (16-9, 15-3 NECC)

• Dowdy finished the day with a game-high 13 rebounds to go along with seven points.
• Junior guard Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) led Becker with a team-high 10 points.
• Junior forward Sarah Ware (Oakham, Mass. / Quabbin Regional) finished with nine points, three rebounds and three steals.
• Senior forward Ciara McKissick (Charlton, Mass. / Shepherd Hill Regional) pulled down six rebounds with two steals.
• Becker outshot Mitchell from behind the arc, 23.1 percent to 10 percent.

• Freshman forward Amina Wiley (New Rochelle, N.Y. / New Rochelle) led Mitchell with 13 points and three rebounds.
• Freshman guard Le'Sandra Turner (New Rochelle, N.Y. / New Rochelle) posted 10 points, five rebounds and three steals.
• Freshman forward Ramzie Jones (East Hartford, Conn. / East Hartford) scored eight points with five rebounds off the bench.

• In one of the most bitterly contested games of the season, Harrison buried a three-pointer to put the Hawks up by five with 3:55 to go in the fourth. But the Mariners closed out the game on a 7-0 run, including a free throw by Turner in the closing seconds. Becker was unable to get a shot off with three seconds left.

With the loss, Becker now projects as the third seed in the upcoming NECC Championship Tournament. Stay tuned for official time and date.

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