Arsenault Leads Owls Over UMA-Dartmouth 86-77

'NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA 1/18/03  –  Junior forward Andrea Arsenault (Dover, N.H.) scored a career-high 27 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Keene State College women's basketball team to a 86-77 Little East Conference victory over UMA-Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, MA., on Saturday.


It was the fifth straight win for KSC (10-4, 3-2 LEC), which has not lost to the Corsairs since joining the LEC in the 1997-98 season.  (A span that includes 11 games). UMD falls to    3-11 (0-5 LEC).

Freshman Stacey Morse (Lebanon, N.H.) netted a season best 17 points, Hayley Alaimo (Ellington, CT) added 13 points, and Brittany Faulkner (Lebanon, N.H.) finished with 11 points and five assists for KSC.


The Owls went on a 15-4 run over the final seven minutes of the first half to take a 43-36 lead into the locker room.  Arsenault scored 12 straight points in a 15-4 Owl run early in the second half as KSC extended its lead to ten points (58-48). Using its press, KSC took its biggest lead (19 points) with 9:46 to play.


Keene State tied a record with 11 blocks in the game.  Julie Tardif (Atkinson, N.H.) led the way with three rejects.


Kelly O'Neil led the Corsairs with 19 points while Maura Armstrong finished with a game-high 14 rebounds.


Keene State will be at nationally ranked Eastern CT on Tuesday (5:30 p.m.).