|Co-captain Kellie Goodridge '10 had her first career double-double in the Bobcats' season-opening win.|
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Seniors Lauren Yanofsky and Kellie Goodridge spurred the Bates women's basketball team to a decisive 74-51 win over Mount Holyoke Friday night in the first round of the Brandeis Basketball Classic. The Bobcats will take on the host and No. 9-ranked Judges (3-0) in the tournament championship game tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. Brandeis beat Wentworth Institute of Technology 56-49 in the opener.
Bates trailed for most of the first four minutes of the contest, but a 14-2 run over a span of just under five minutes gave the Bobcats a 21-10 lead at the 11:04 mark. An 8-3 run over the final six-plus minutes of the stanza gave them a 31-19 lead at the break and the Bobcats cruised, leading by as many as 27 in the second half.
Yanofsky (Belmont, Mass.) led the way for Bates, scoring 18 points, 14 coming in the first half. She connected on eight-of-12 overall, including two-of-three from downtown. Goodridge (Merrimack, N.H.) added a double-double performance with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass. She had eight points and seven boards before halftime. Junior center Christine McCall (Lowell, Mass.) also pitched in with 11 points off the bench. Sophomore Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) had a fine performance with game-highs of five assists and three steals. The Bobcats won the battle of the turnovers, turning 22 MHC miscues into 26 points, while committing just 13 of their own and giving up 10 points on them.
The Lyons (1-1) also had three players in double figures. Senior guard Erin Cain (Quincy, Mass.) led the way with 13 points, hitting five-of-10 from the floor with a trifecta and both of her free throws. Rookie guard Angelica Pascual (Lawrence, Mass.) added 11 points and a team-high four assists, while sophomore forward Tricia Chase (Feeding Hills, Mass.) tossed in 10 points off the bench. Sophomore guard Christine Chancy (Bay Harbor Island, Fla.) and senior forward Jess Olson (Gilbert, Ariz.) led Mount Holyoke with six rebounds each.