Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gale leads La Salle women to comeback win over Rhode Island


Ashley Gale scored a game-high 21 points to lead La Salle to a 61-49 win over Rhode Island in an Atlantic 10 women's game at Tom Gola Arena last night.

Gale, who was 5-for-12 from beyond the three-point arc, also had four assists and five steals

Ebonee Jones had 15 points and Alexis Scott 11 (3-for-3 on threes) for La Salle (8-16, 4-5 Atlantic 10). Nadia Duncan and Jess Koci pulled down 12 and 11 rebounds repectively for the Explorers.

La Salle trailed 14-4 just a little over 5 minutes into the game, but went on a 15-4 scoring run to get back into it.

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  • "The kids showed toughness out there," said La Salle head coach Jeff Williams. "We were down early, but we were able to regroup and come back. I thought Ebonee Jones and Alexis Scott were huge for us today and Ashley is always playing on a high level."

    Megan Shoniker had 20 points and Caitlin Kearns had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Rhode Island (6-17, 0-9).

    In other games:

    * At St. Bonaventure, Qwedia Wallace scored a game-high 13 points and Kristen McCarthy added 12 to lead Temple to a 54-38 Atlantic 10 win over the Bonnies.

    Shey Peddy had five assists four steals for the Owls (18-6, 9-0).

    St. Bonaventure (15-10, 5-5) was led by Megan Van Tatenhove, who had eight points.

    * At Fordham, Katie Kuester scored 13 points to help lead the Hawks to a 54-47 win over the Rams in an Atlantic 10 game.

    Kelly Cavallo added 10 points, grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, and matched her career-high with five blocks. Ashley Prim also added 10 points for the Hawks (14-9, 4-5).

    The Rams (10-15, 2-7) were led by Kyara Weekes' 12 points.

    * At Providence, Teya Wright scored 15 points to lead the Lady Friars to a 58-49 win over Villanova in a Big East clash.

    Mi-Khida Hankins added 12 points for Providence (11-11, 4-6).

    Villanova (8-15, 0-10) was led by Laura Sweeney (13 points) and Lindsay Kimmel (12).

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