LEICESTER, Mass. - The Lesley University women's basketball team ran their win streak to eight in-a-row following a 75-48 victory over New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) opponent Bay Path College on Saturday afternoon. The Lynx improved to 12-8 (11-2 NECC) while the Wildcats fell to 5-16 (2-11 NECC).
Kaitlyn Wechsler (MERRICK, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) led all scorers with 15 points and teammates Hailee Lowe (HAMILTON, Mass./Hamilton-Wenham Regional) and Brianne Caira (PELHAM, N.H./Pelham) each added 10 points in the win. Lowe's ten points brings her to 990 for career as the senior will look to reach the 1,000-point milestone against Wheelock on Tuesday night on the road.
Wechsler scored the majority of her points from the free throw line by hitting 9-of-14 attempts after drawing Wildcat fouls.
Bay Path's leading scorer was Brittney Alexander (ENFIELD, Conn./Fermi) who led the Wildcats with 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Alexander also added three blocks and a steal on the defensive end. Bay Path's only other player in double figures was Christina Calabrese (HAMILTON, N.J./Hinnock) who had 10 points including two three-pointers.
Wildcats senior Jessica Hunt (MADISON, Conn./Daniel Hand), who leads the team in scoring on the season with 14.1 points per game, was held to just eight points in the game. The forward, however, grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds and was strong defensively with two blocks and four steals.
Bay Path maintained pace with Lesley for much of the first half as the Lynx shot just 21.9% from the field. Nine points off the bench from Katie Rathman (READING, Pa./Exeter Township Senior) helped the Lynx to a six-point advantage at halftime.
The second half was a different story, however, as Lesley outscored Bay Path 44-23 by shooting 65.4% from the floor as a team.
Lesley will be back in action on Tuesday night for a road game against Wheelock College starting at 5:30 pm. Bay Path travels to Becker College on the same night for a game starting at 6:00 pm.
Courtesy of Lesley Sports Information