Franklin, MA- Dean College's Morgan Turner scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs past MCLA 71-64 in non league women's basketball action tonight. The Bulldogs improve to 2-2 while the Trailblazers slip to 1-2.
Dean jumped out to a 19-7 lead after a quarter of play and eventually led 33-23 at halftime. MCLA came back to pull within 42-41, but a 6-0 spurt by the Bulldogs stemmed the tide and Dean took a 48-43 lead into the fourth quarter.
MCLA would pull within three at 52-49 after Sam Gawron knocked down a pair at the line, but Dean's Nicole Romero made back to back jumpers to push the lead to 56-49 with 6:19 left to play. MCLA would claw back to within four points at 60-56, but Dean was able to fend off the rally extending to a ten point margin at 66-56 and coast home from there.
Dean's Turner went 12-18 from the floor in the win. Shannon Rosensteel collected 15 points and 6 boards while Nicole Romero notched 11 points.
The Trailblazers will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Curry for a 6pm tilt.