(Nashua, N.H.) The Rivier University Women's Basketball team held their own for the first quarter but the visiting Emmanuel College Saints outscored the Raiders by 13 points in back-to-back quarters as they pulled away with the 102-78 victory in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action earlier this afternoon. The loss sends the Raiders to 3-10 overall and 1-5 in the conference while Emmanuel improves to 10-5, 6-1 GNAC.
Seniors Caitlyn Perry (Nashua, N.H.) and Rebecca DeBaldo (Pelham, N.H.) led the way for the Raiders as they scored 19 points each and classmate Caitlin Bulger (Quincy, Mass.) added 11 in the loss. Sophomore Linsey Roth (Tyngsboro, Mass.) played well with 12 points in a reserve effort while DeBaldo led the team with eight rebounds.
Emmanuel saw senior Jen Chalk (Horseheads, N.Y.) record her career high of 32 points on 13-of-17 shooting to go along with her eight rebounds to pace the offensive attack for the Saints. Junior Alisha Fox (National Park, N.J.) provided additional help with 10 points off the bench and sophomore Maddie McLaughlin (Westerly, R.I.) knocked down three three-point attempts on her way to finishing with 12 points.
Rivier will look to return to the win column their next time out on the floor when they travel to Boston, Mass. on Thursday night for a GNAC contest at Suffolk University. Tip-off is scheduled for 7pm. Emmanuel will also be on the road in conference action on Thursday night as they travel to Providence, R.I. for a 7pm tilt with Johnson & Wales University.