Women’s Basketball Downed 70-46 in NECC Play at Dean

maddy main cuts through a pair of defenders

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Southern Vermont College was topped 70-46 Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball action at Dean College.

The Bulldogs went into the locker room on top 42-24, and they then padded their lead through the second half to finish off the season sweep of SVC.

The Mountaineers' (3-19, 2-11 NECC) next game is their final home contest as Southern Vermont welcomes Bay Path University to the SVC campus on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. NECC tip-off.

Freshman Brenna Hudson (Malone, N.Y.) led Southern Vermont with 14 points, and she also grabbed five rebounds in the effort. Junior Maddy Main (Bennington, Vt.) had a team-best eight boards while also registering nine points, five assists, and four steals for SVC, and sophomore Sarah Poirier (Ferrisburgh, Vt.) came off the bench to score six points on the day.

Dean went 32-63 (50.8 percent) from the floor while the Mountaineers connected on 36.5 percent (19-52) of their field goal attempts. DC had a 40-26 upper hand in rebounds as the Bulldogs outscored SVC 24-9 in points off turnovers.

A strong opening 10 minutes gave the hosts a comfortable cushion going into the second period before Southern Vermont started to chip away at its deficit. Hudson rolled in a pair of layups as the Mountaineers scored six-straight points, and the visitors then got triples to go from both Poirier and Main. Still, SVC only garnered a four-point advantage in the second quarter to go into the break down by 18.

Scoring went back-and-forth in the third before Dean closed out the frame with seven unanswered points. Poirier drilled another trey in the fourth while sophomore Brianna Soucy (Salem, Mass.) tacked up a pair of baskets off the bench, but the Bulldogs matched SVC's 14 points to maintain their separation and carry it to the final horn.