BROOKLINE, Mass. - Nighthawks sophomore Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) scored a game-high 22 points in 25 minutes, leading the Nighthawks offense in their 83-25 victory over the Bay Path WIldcats on Thursday evening at Pappas Gymnasium in New England Collegiate Conference play.
Sanders shot 9-for-19 from the floor and pulled in a game-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore Maggie Maplethorpe (Anthem, Ariz.) scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting off the bench. Senior Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals.
Wildcats senior Haleigh Bassett (Millers Falls, Mass.) scored a team-high nine points on 3-for-7 shooting. Sophomore Emmeline Bronson (Shelton, Conn.) and freshman Yakira Edwards (Waterbury, Conn.) each scored six points.
The Nighthawks were off and running in the opening quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 22-4 in the opening 10 minutes.
The scoring runs continued in the second quarter with the Nighthawks opening the quarter on a 20-2 run in the first eight minutes of the quarter. Newbury shot 12-for-20 from the floor in the second quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 25-6 to lead 47-10 at the half.
The Nighthawks scored 18 points in each of the last two quarters, en route to the 83-25 victory.
Newbury played all 15 players eligible for the contest on the night. Maplethorpe's nine points were a season-high. Freshman Gabbriella Cuevas (West Valley City, Utah) scored a career-high five points. Sophomore Precious Montgomery (Bridgeport, Conn.) and junior Amanda Cardoso (Watertown, Mass.) matched season-highs in scoring with six and four points, respectively.
The win moves the Nighthawks to 4-2 (2-1 NECC) while the loss drops the Wildcats to 1-6 (0-3 NECC).
Newbury returns to action on Saturday afternoon with a 1:00 p.m. matinee as they host the Southern Vermont Mountaineers in NECC play at Pappas Gymnasium.