Women's Basketball stopped by NEC in finals rematch

Natasha Pacheco

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College women's basketball team lost 65-50 to visiting New England College on Saturday afternoon in a rematch of last year's New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Championship final at the Leicester Gymnasium on the campus of Becker College in Leicester.

THE BASICS
February 8, 2020
Leicester Gymnasium, Leicester, Mass.
Score: NEC 65, Becker 50
Records: The Pilgrims of NEC 17-5, 10-1 NECC | The Hawks of Becker 8-13, 6-4 NECC

FOR THE HAWKS OF BECKER

  • Becker freshman forward Natasha Pacheco (Fairfax, Va. / WT Woodson) turned in an outstanding performance with a career-high 20 points to lead the Hawks to go along with 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block. Pacheco was an iron woman on the court, playing all 40 minutes of the game.
  • Senior guard Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) finished with 16 points and four steals on the day.
  • Senior forward Sarah Ware (Oakham, Mass. / Quabbin Regional) added eight points with four boards, two assists and two steals.   

FOR THE PILGRIMS OF NEC

  • NEC senior forward Rene Hudson (Gallatin, Tenn. / Gallatin) led the Pilgrims with 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals.
  • Senior forward Daleia Boutwell (Dorchester, Mass. / Lexington) added 16 points and seven boards.
  • Sophomore guard Asia Jones (Boynton Beach, Fla. / West Boca) scored 12 points, dished out five assists and pulled down four rebounds.
  • NEC outshot Becker, 38.1 percent to 27.3 percent.

TURNING POINT

  • Trailing most of the game, Becker rallied to pull to within one off a free throw from Pacheco with 1:07 to go in the third quarter. But a 9-2 run by NEC ended the threat as they pulled away down the stretch.

UP NEXT
The Hawks are back on the court on Tuesday when they travel to Elms College for a 7:00 p.m. game against the Blazers.

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