HOLYOKE, Mass.- With the combined efforts of junior forward Kayla Skiffington (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and sophomore point guard Toni Alexander (Enfield, Conn.) scoring 31 points the Wildcats shut down the Lynx of Lesley University 56-32 in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball action today at the Bartley Center.
Skiffington finished with a double double tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Toni Alexander had 15 points and six assists.
Lesley was led by freshman guard Shannon Baker (Lynnbrook, N.Y.) scoring ten points. Bay Path's sophomore center Gladys Reed (Hamden, Conn.) finished with seven points and eight boards.
Defense was the name of the game today for the Wildcats outhustling the Lynx 54 boards to 27. Senior guard Brittney Alexander (Enfield, Conn.) pulled down nine rebounds, while sophomore guard Katherine Chabot (Brookfield, Mass.) finished with eight rebounds. Three Wildcats each added six points including Chabot, B. Alexander and junior guard Justine Hook (Berwick, Penn.).
Lesley's junior guard Sarah Apgar (Andover, N.J.) and freshman guard Ari Dimou (Manchester, N.H.) each added five points.
Bay Path is now 8-6 overall and 5-3 in the NECC, while Lesley falls to 1-13 and 0-8 in league play. Bay Path will host Mitchell College at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January22nd, while Lesley hosts Elms next Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. start.