Jessica Pachko leads #XUWBB over UMass, 67-54

Jessica Pachko leads #XUWBB over UMass, 67-54

Xavier (13-15 overall, 7-7 Atlantic 10) tied it at nine with a 6-0 run; however, Mital rallied the UMass offense with a duo of three-pointers, hitting the first with 10:11 remaining to put the Minutewomen in front, 12-9. Mital followed with another trey to earn back-to-back conversions from beyond the arc and push the advantage to 15-9.

Seniors lead @SJUHawks_WBB past Massachusetts, 87-50

Seniors lead @SJUHawks_WBB past Massachusetts, 87-50

Backed by its senior class, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team downed Massachusetts, 87-50, Wednesday evening at Hagan Arena. The Hawks got a combined 42 points from seniors Chatilla van Grinsven (Helmond, Netherland/Dr. Kippenberg College), Mireia Vila (Cabrera Del Mar, Spain/Escola Pia Santa Anna), Ashley Prim (Ansonia, Conn./Kolbe Cathedral) and Shelby Smith (Ames, Iowa/West) as they earned improved to 20-7 overall and 11-2 in the Atlantic 10.

No 17/16 Dayton defeats UMass to remain perfect in conference play, 83-44

No 17/16 Dayton defeats UMass to remain perfect in conference play, 83-44

The No. 17/16 University of Dayton women’s basketball team defeated the Massachusetts Minutewomen 83-44 Sunday afternoon at UD Arena. The Flyers set a new season-high record of forced turnovers by pressuring the Minutewomen into 31 for the game. Dayton remains undefeated in Atlantic 10 games and raised their record to 17-1 (5-0 A-10). With the loss, Massachusetts falls to 3-17 (1-4 A-10).

UMass Minutewomen hold on to defeat George Washington, 62-58

UMass (3-13, 1-0 A-10) led by 15 points with 5:09 remaining, but GW graduate student Tara Booker responded with her third three-pointer of the game. After Emily Mital made a layup for the Minutewomen, senior Danni Jacksonanswered with one of her own, and GW went on to score seven straight and 13 of the next 15 points to make it a three-point game, 59-56, with 39 seconds left.

Furious Minutewomen comeback falls short against Siena, 57-51

Furious Minutewomen comeback falls short against Siena, 57-51

Senior center Jasmine Watson produced 15 points and seven rebounds against Siena on Friday evening; however, UMass women’s basketball was unable to overcome a slow start in their 57-51 loss to the Saints. Freshman guard Rashida Timbilla produced a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds while sophomore guard Emily Mital added 14 points, including four three-pointers as the Minutewomen were within one basket of tying the contest during the final 18 seconds.

UMass women fall to Bowling Green in final minute, 64-61

UMass women fall to Bowling Green in final minute, 64-61

Senior center Jasmine Watson poured in 21 points on a 9-for-15 evening from the field; however, UMass women’s basketball (2-9 overall) fell at home in the final seconds to Bowling Green, 64-61. In her first collegiate start, freshman point guard Nola Henry tallied 11 assists against only four turnovers while chipping in eight points and four rebounds over 33 minutes on the floor at the Mullins Center.

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