(Nashua, N.H.) The Rivier University Women's Basketball team took care of business on their home floor tonight as they defeated visiting Lasell College, 56-52 in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference action at the Muldoon Gymnasium. The win is the first of the season for the Raiders as they are now 1-15 overall and 1-11 in the GNAC while the Lasers fall to 3-15, 1-10 conference.
Rivier was able to sustain the impressive scoring effort from senior Morgan Church (New London, N.H.) who was the only Laser to hit double-digit scoring with 33 points on 14-for-31 shooting. Church also pulled down eight rebounds and dished out six assists.
Junior Kaylee Kacavas (Dracut, Mass.) was the leader for Rivier as she shot 9-for-19 to total 26 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Lizzy Meehan (Nashua, N.H.) recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds while junior Megan Hamel (Colebrook, N.H.) collected a game-high 18 rebounds. Senior Emilee Kacavas (Dracut, Mass.) also pulled down double-digit board as she had 12 and as a team, the Raiders outrebounded Lasell, 62-41.
Next up for the Raiders will be another GNAC tilt as they hit the road for a Saturday afternoon affair at Johnson & Wales University. Lasell will also be in conference action on Saturday as they host Albertus Magnus College.