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Roger Williams Tops Women's Basketball, 61-51

Roger Williams Tops Women's Basketball, 61-51

BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott women's basketball team suffered a 61-51 setback at the hands of the visiting Roger Williams Hawks in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action Thursday night inside MacDonald Gymnasium.

With the loss, the Gulls are now 6-5 overall and 4-1 in the CCC, while Roger Williams improved to 6-5 on the season and 3-2 in conference play.

The Hawks got out to a fast start, going up 19-6 at the end of the first quarter and led by as much as 14 with 08:28 on the clock in the second quarter before Endicott battled back behind an eight-point first half from senior guard Kelsey Cuddy (Madison, Conn.) to bring the score to 30-18 at the half.

Senior guard Rachel Battista (Johnston, R.I.) led the floor with 10 points in the first half and the Hawks out-rebounded the Gulls 23-12 in the first twenty minutes. 

The Gulls played a tighter second half, but couldn't quite close the gap. A Cuddy layup with one minute remaining in the third quarter cut the deficit to 40-31 as the Gulls headed into the final 10 minutes of action down 46-33. The Hawks led by as much as 18, up 54-36 with 04:27 left in the game for their largest lead of the contest.

Cuddy had a game-high 17 points with four rebounds, four steals, three blocks and one assist to pace the Gulls as Endicott was handed its first conference loss of the season.


  • The Gulls hit just 1-of-12 from three-point land for the second time this season (1-of-12 in 62-49 loss to MIT on Dec. 10, 2015.)
  • Six points in the first quarter for the Gulls was the team's lowest this season. (Seven points in first quarter in 71-59 loss to Brandeis on Jan. 2, 2016.)
  • Cuddy has recorded double-digit points in every game this season to stretch her double-digit scoring streak to 11 games.
  • Cuddy is eight points away from scoring her 1,000th career point as she sits at 992 through 82 career games played.
  • Senior guard Caity Lowry (Quincy, Mass.) tied her season-high with seven rebounds as the Gulls lost the battle off the glass, 48-28, in favor of Roger Williams.
  • Sophomore forward Sam Charette (Wenham, Mass.) chipped in a season-high 10 points to go with a career-high four blocks.
  • Endicott had seven steals in the first half, with three from sophomore guard Gabriella Coppola (Watertown, Mass.).
  • Endicott forced 28 turnovers, while giving the ball away 16 times of their own.


  • Battista finished with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-4 from beyond the arc.
  • Senior guard Angelica Ariola (Prospect, Conn.) also had 14 points, as she made 6-of-7 free throws to lead the team in that category.
  • Junior forward/center Bridget Quilty (Duxbury, Mass.) pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds and added seven points, three blocks and two assists.


  • Endicott is 16-13 all-time and 10-5 at home against Roger Williams dating back prior to the 2001 season.
  • The Gulls won the most recent meeting before tonight, 73-59, on the road in the CCC Quarterfinals on Feb. 24, 2015.


Both teams are back in action on Saturday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m. as the Gulls (6-5, 4-1 CCC) will travel to Western New England University, while Roger Williams (6-5, 3-2 CCC) hosts Wentworth. 

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