Women's Basketball: Marson Erupts From Outside As Eagles Topple Mitchell, 77-45

Allyssa Marson sets up for one her six three-pointers during Saturday's NECC victory over Mitchell.

Nashua, NH – Rookie Allyssa Marson (Augusta, Maine) knocked down six three-pointers including her first five attempts from outside in the first half on the way to a game and career-high 24 points leading host Daniel Webster past Mitchell, 77-45 in a NECC matchup Saturday at Mario Vagge Gymnasium.

Marson finished 9 of 16 from the field adding two blocks and three assists and Kirsten Murphy (Woodstock, Vt.) notched 16 points with 10 in the second half as the Eagles (13-7, 9-4 NECC) remained tied for third place in the NECC standings with Newbury with five league games remaining.

Alycia Gervais (Windham, Conn.) added 14 points for the hosts, pulling in a game-high nine rebounds. Sarah Paternostro (Glastonbury, Conn.) dished out a game-best eight assists, adding eight points and two steals. Emily Travis (Somerset, Mass.) came off the bench to record a game-high three blocks, chipping in four points and two assists, while Kacie Lang (Raymond, N.H.) added six points and six assists.

Sheanna James (Waterbury, Conn.) paced the Mariners (5-14, 4-9 NECC) with 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Bianca Young (Bridgeport, Conn.) added 13 points and seven rebounds. Hannah Smith (Wakefield, R.I.) chipped in with eight points.

Mitchell build an 11-6 lead early on after a Cora Harris layup and Young three-pointer but DWC answered with an 11-0 run sparked by a trey from Marson and Murphy layup and DWC, which closed the half on a 15-5 run over the final 7:30, never trailed the rest of the game.

The Eagles led 38-23 at the half and opened the second with a 9-2 run on jumpers from Paternostro, Gervais, and Murphy and Lang added a three to push the lead to 20 (47-27) with five minutes gone and DWC would push the lead to 25 with five minutes remaining while holding the Mariners to six second half field goals.

DWC finished with a 48-33 advantage on the glass, 38-10 scoring in the paint, and turned 20 Mariner turnovers into 26 points.

The Eagles host Becker in a NECC meeting on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

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