NEWTON, Mass. -- Nina Davenport scored 22 points, Chelsea Nason scored 15, Bernadette Connors passed out nine assists and Allie Coppola grabbed 16 rebounds -- season highs for all four players -- as the Bates women's basketball team cruised to a 76-47 non-conference victory at Lasell College Tuesday night.
The Bobcats (3-7) made a team-record 13 3-pointers in the game on 28 attempts (.464) and matched their season-high point total. Bates' previous record of 12 threes in a game was accomplished three times, most recently on Feb. 5, 2012 against UMaine-Presque Isle.
Bates outscored the host Lasers (7-5) in each quarter, beginning with an 18-7 lead after the first. Nason sank 3-of-4 three-point attempts in the period, while Davenport and Lyse Henshaw added threes of their own, and Bates' defense limited Lasell to 2-of-19 shooting from the field in the period, including 1-10 on 3-pointers.
Bates made four more threes in the second quarter, building a 41-21 lead at the break. Davenport had 16 points in the first half, Nason had 12, Coppola had nine rebounds and Connors passed out six assists.
The Bobcats outrebounded the Lasers by a 57-40 margin; in addition to Coppola, eight other players registered three or more boards in the game.
Nason (4-6) and Davenport (4-9) combined for eight 3-pointers, and five other players made one apiece: Henshaw, Connors, Jackie Welch, Emily Freedland and Alanna Morque.
For the Lasers, Katie Stopera came up just short of a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds, while Jaime Caron registered 11 points.
Bates led from start to finish and opened the contest with an 11-0 tear, highlighted by three consecutive shots from three-point range.
The Bobcats continued their offensive flow in the second half with 35 points, taking their largest lead at 31 points with 2:08 left in regulation after Nason sunk two shots at the free throw line.
Bates opens NESCAC play this weekend at rivals Colby and Bowdoin, beginning Friday at 7pm at Colby.
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February 20, 2016 Women's basketball falls to No. 6 Amherst in NESCAC quarterfinals
February 15, 2016 Davenport named NESCAC, Maine Player of the Week
February 14, 2016 Women's basketball rides big first half to 59-49 victory over Williams
February 12, 2016 Babson uses quick start to defeat women's basketball 69-58
February 9, 2016 Women's basketball coasts to 64-49 victory over Husson
February 6, 2016 Women's basketball beats Trinity 77-61, clinches spot in NESCACs
February 5, 2016 Women's basketball falls to No. 3 Amherst on the road
January 23, 2016 Women's basketball wins defensive battle with Wesleyan, 59-53
January 22, 2016 No. 24 Camels withstand Bobcats' second-half comeback
January 16, 2016 Middlebury holds off rally by women's basketball for 61-56 win
January 15, 2016 Women's basketball cruises to NESCAC victory over Hamilton
January 12, 2016 Davenport, Coppola lead women's basketball past Endicott 65-60
January 9, 2016 Women's basketball challenges host Bowdoin in 72-55 loss
January 8, 2016 Nason leads women's basketball in 64-58 loss at Colby
January 5, 2016 Women's basketball drills record 13 threes, tops Lasell 76-47
January 2, 2016 Bowdoin tops women's basketball for seventh straight win
December 10, 2015 Cahill paces St. Joseph's past women's basketball team
December 8, 2015 Foote, Coppola propel women's basketball past UMaine-Augusta
November 29, 2015 Colby edges women's basketball 62-57 in home opener
November 21, 2015 Women's basketball falls to No. 17 Nor'easters
November 20, 2015 Women's basketball drops season opener to Maine-Farmington
November 19, 2015 With change in the air, women's basketball opens Friday at UMF