Ware, Berry, Harrison Lead Hawks Past Blazers, 70-56

Sarah Ware

LEICESTER, Mass.  –  Seniors Sarah Ware (Oakham, Mass.) and Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass.), and sophomore Riley Berry (Margate, Fla.) combined for 48 of the Hawks 70 points, as a balanced Becker attack led the Hawks to a 70-56 win over the Elms Blazers on Tuesday evening in New England Collegiate Conference play.

 

THE BASICS

January 21, 2020

Leicester Gymnasium

Score: Becker 70 – Elms 56

Records: The Becker College Hawks 5-10 (4-2 NECC) | The Elms College Blazers 5-12 (2-5 NECC)

 

GAME SUMMARY

The Blazers trailed by eight at halftime and came out with some early momentum, scoring six of the first eight points of the half to pull within four, 36-32.

Berry answered the Blazers spurt, going on her very own 8-0 run in 59 seconds, stretching the lead back out to a dozen. Berry shot 3-for-3, including 2-of-2 from behind the arc, in her run that saw Becker take a 44-32 lead.

Berry, Ware, and freshman Natasha Pacheco (Fairfax, Va.) scored all of Becker's 21 points in the third quarter, shooting a combined 7-of-11 from the field, including 4-for-6 from three-point range, as the Hawks led 55-39 through three quarters.

The Hawks stretched their lead to as many as 19 late in the fourth quarter as Becker picked up their second-straight victory in the 14-point win.

After a 14-14 first quarter score and trading baskets early in the second quarter, the Hawks took the first substantial lead of the game, using a 12-2 run over 4:41 to take a 10-point lead late in the first half. Harrison scored seven of the 12 points in the Hawks run that saw Becker lead 30-20.

Elms cut the deficit to six in the final seconds but a buzzer-beating layup for Hawks freshman Kira Clinkscale (Framingham, Mass.) send the Hawks into halftime with a 34-26 lead.

 

FOR THE HAWKS

  • Ware finished with a season-high 18 points to go with six rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes. Ware shot 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, marking a new career-high with four made three-point field goals.
  • Berry, who entered the game coming off a career-high 21 points vs. Dean, finished with 16 points, on 6-of-7 shooting, in 23 minutes off the bench.
  • Harrison did much of her damage in the first half, finishing the night with 14 points and seven steals in 30 minutes.

 

FOR THE BLAZERS

  • Senior Daija Black (Germantown, Md.) scored 11 points to go with six rebounds in 23 minutes.
  • Senior Rachel Granger (Hampden, Mass.) matched Black's stat line with 11 and six in 23 minutes.
  • Junior Waleska Kelly (Central Falls, R.I.) led all players with 12 rebounds while adding five points on the night.

 

UP NEXT

The Hawks travel to New England College on Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. tip. The Blazers continue their schedule with a Saturday game, hosting Mitchell at 1:00 p.m.