On Sunday afternoon, the Monmouth University women’s basketball team defeated Dartmouth 55-37 in a road victory after a strong second-half performance.
The Hawks trailed by two at the half but ended up outscoring the Big Green 34-10. The outscoring took place in the final 17:37 of action on their way to their first road win of the season. Monmouth shot 48 percent from the field within that stretch. In addition to the offense’s performance, the defense kept Dartmouth to just three makes from the floor. Overall, the 51 rebounds that the Hawks committed, were the most in a game this season.
Leading all scorers on the afternoon was standout, Kaci Donovan, with a game-high of 13 points. Responsible for a great amount of the damage done in the second half, was Kayla Richardson. Richardson sparked up the energy on the court and scored all 12 of her points in the last 20 minutes of the entire game. Both Donovan and Richardson tallied career-best scoring totals with Donovan reaching double-digit scoring in back to back contests.
Combining for 20 points were Jen Louro and Stella Clark. Louro scored 11. Adding was Clark with nine to pair with seven boards. Tallying a team-best was Ariana Vanderhoop with 10 rebounds anad finished the game with a game-high of five assists. Vanderhoop achieved a career-best in assists and tied her career-best rebounding total. Another standout was Belle Kranbuhl who racked up a season-best four blocks.
This is the first time since December 5, 2010 that Monmouth has defeated an Ivy League competitor. Since December 13, 2005, it was the Hawks’ frost road victory against an Ivy League school. -Monmouth picked up its first win over an Ivy League opponent since Dec. 5, 2010. -It was the Hawks’ first road win against an Ivy League school since Dec. 13, 2005. -Monmouth’s 51 rebounds were the most in a game this season.
Looking ahead, the Hawks will travel to Newark to face NJIT in a midweek non-conference competition on Wednesday at 7 pm.