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Women's Basketball News & Highlights

November 21, 2013

Eagles Ride Balanced Attack to Win


Emily Lavin had 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Eagles ran past Rosemont.

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.-Eastern Women's Basketball used a balanced attack to earn a convincing 81-58 win over local rival Rosemont College.

The Ravens (0-3) used a tight zone defense and deliberate offense to frustrate the Eagles early. With Meghan Nowak on the bench with her second foul, Rosemont held a 19-16 lead with six minutes to play in the first half.

An 11-0 run changed the game and gave the Eagles a cushion that they would continue to build. Tori Grossi started the with a pair of free throws before Gina DiDomenico gave the Eagles the lead for good at 21-19 on her third 3-pointer of the contest. DiDomenico scored 11 of her 13 points before the break. Eastern built the lead to 12 before Rosemont's Liz Coyne converted a three-point play to end the half.

Despite shooting just 35 percent in the period, Eastern went to the break up 33-24. Dougherty had eight of her 12 points before the break. 

Out of the break, Nowak made her presence felt with nine points of four quick baskets. Dougherty had assists on each of the baskets. Nowak picked up her fourth foul trying to hold position in the post and left the game for good with her team up 15 points with 15 minutes to play. 

Sparked by seven points from Emily Carmel, the Eagles went on a 15-4 run to give the Eagles a 26-point lead with nine minutes to go. Carmel finished with 10 points. 

Nowak and DiDomenico led the Eagles with 13 points.and Dougherty added 12.

Though she only scored a pair of baskets for four points, Emily Lavin made quite an impression in her fourth college game. The freshman forward corralled 11 rebounds, five blocks, three assists, and a steal in under 25 minutes. 

Rosemont's Liz Coyne collected a game-high 28 points and 12 rebounds.

Eastern (1-3) travels to Lancaster Bible College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. tip off.

Box Score




Updated: Friday, 22 November 2013


Nate Davis

Nate Davis

Coach Davis earned Freedom Conference Coach of the Year Honors in 2011-12.

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