BEVERLY, Mass. -- Sophomore Nina Davenport had season highs of 25 points, 12 rebounds and three steals, while junior Allie Coppola added 12 points and 15 boards, to lead the Bates women's basketball team to a 65-60 victory at Endicott College Tuesday night. It is Bates' second straight victory against non-conference opponents with a winning record.
Junior Bernadette Connors (Windham, N.H.) pitched in 13 points and five rebounds for Bates (4-9), which enjoyed a 46-35 rebounding advantage.
Davenport (Freeport, Maine) shot 7-of-18 from the field but was 4-8 behind the arc and 7-7 at the free-throw line. Coppola (Tarrytown, N.Y.) made 5-of-7 shots from the floor.
The host Gulls (7-6) and Bobcats traded the lead 15 times in the game and were tied on eight other occasions.
Endicott's Hannah Shaw drilled 4-of-4 shots from three-point territory en route to 20 points from off the bench, to go with seven rebounds. Starters Kelsey Cuddy and Sarah Hood added 18 and 11 points, respectively.
Bates trailed 33-31 at the half but outscored Endicott 20-13 in the third quarter. Davenport opened and closed Bates' scoring in the third with 3-pointers, totaling 15 points in all in the game's decisive quarter.
Sophomore Emily Freedland (Marblehead, Mass.) opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer that opened Bates' lead to eight, and first-year Linda Herlihy (Belmont, Mass.) made back-to-back layups halfway through the fourth quarter to give Bates a game-high nine-point lead (60-51).
The Bobcats return home to host Hamilton (Friday 7pm) and Middlebury (Saturday 3pm) this weekend.
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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