South Hadley, Mass. - January 22, 2019 - The Springfield College women's basketball team improved to 12-6 overall and 8-1 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play at the Howard Gymnasium on Tuesday evening, as the Pride defeated Mount Holyoke, 75-22.
All 13 student-athletes on the Springfield College women's basketball team registered at least two points, as the maroon and white was led by Gracie Restituyo (Barrington, R.I.), who produced her sixth-consecutive double double, recording 19 points and 10 rebounds, as Taylor Hall (Tolland, Conn.) posted 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the win. Springfield College's bench outscored Mount Holyoke's bench 26-5, as Lauren Rudolph (Franklin, Mass.) notched six points in 16 minutes of play. The Pride was 30-for-78 (38.5%) from the field in the win, as it also outrebounded the Lyons, 56-32.
Mount Holyoke was led by nine points from Katlyn Grover (Bernardston, Mass.), as the junior also collected five rebounds in the setback. The Lyons were just 7-for-42 (16.7%) shooting on the night. Mount Holyoke fell to 1-17 overall and 1-9 against league opponents with the loss.
Mount Holyoke would score on its first possession of the game, before Springfield College answered with 25-straight points, including 12 points from Restituyo, before the Lyons ended the run with a free throw at the 1:19 mark of the quarter. From there, Restituyo would hit a free throw and Allie Brennan (North Haven, Conn.) would cash in a lay-up with 41 seconds left, giving the Pride a 28-3 lead at the end of one.
Freshman Amanda Carr (West Haven, Conn.) would hit back-to-back baskets to begin the second quarter, before a triple from Rudolph at the 3:21 mark made it 39-11, Pride. A bucket from Grace Dzindolet (Holliston, Mass.), followed by a lay-up from Hall gave Springfield College a 47-15 lead at the half.
With 4:43 left in the third, Stephanie Lyons (Braintree, Mass.) converted a three-pointer to make it 58-19, Springfield College, before Dzindolet's jumper gave the Pride a 60-20 advantage heading to the fourth.
The maroon and white continued to impress as it took a 70-20 lead on a basket from Hall with 5:01 to play, sealing the eventual 75-22 victory.
Springfield College will return to Blake Arena on Saturday, January 26 when it hosts Emerson in NEWMAC play at 1 p.m.