Auburn, ME - It took a full 40-minutes, but the Lady Mustangs held on to beat a very talented Dean College squad, 68-57. After squandering an 8-point half time lead, CM outscored the Bulldogs 21-12 in the final quarter to pull away.
Brooke Reynolds (Poland, ME) was phenominal once again, finishing with another double-double, 15 points, 15 rebounds to go along with 5 steals. Jenny Schlim (Nottingham, NH) was calm and collected on her way to 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Eraleena Gethers-Hairston (Auburn, ME) halued in a career-high 13 rebounds, while scoring 8 points. Jane Lester (Bundaberg, Australia) scored 8 points in just 7-minutes of action.
The Bulldogs had a quartet of players in double-figures led by Chelsea Johnson with 22 points, while Fataya Larry finished with 12 points and an incredible 18 rebounds (14 in the first half).
After the game, Head Women's Basketball Coach, Andrew Morong, said "This was a great team win against a very, very talented Dean squad. Every time I thought we were going to pull away, they would make a run - and then finally, midway through the 4th we put the game out of reach. Sticking to the game plan really worked, and over time, our depth and constant pressure wore them out. I am hoping a win like this will motivate us to work even harder so we can finish out the semester as stronlgy as we started."
CM's bench outscored Dean's bench, 18-0, while the Mustangs outrebounded the Bulldogs 48-40.
With the win the Lady Mustangs improve their record to 11-0 overall, and remain at the top of the USCAA (national) and YSCC standings