North Adams, MA- Bridgewater State's Nicole Bostick netted 32 points with nine three pointers to lead the visiting Bears to a convincing 86-57 win over MCLA in MASCAC women's basketball action this afternoon from the Amsler Campus Center Gym. The Bears improve to 8-12 overall but get over .500 in the league at 4-3. MCLA falls to 2-16 overall and is 0-7 in the conference.
The Bears led just 16-11 after one quarter of play but extended in the second quarter. Bostick led the charge as she got hot from beyond the arc. Her offense propelled BSU to open up a 41-27 lead at halftime. MCLA shot just 29% in the opening half of play.
Both teams got up and down the court in the third quarter, but the Bears maintained a 61-45 lead heading to the fourth. They were never threatened as they outscored MCLA 25-12 over the final ten minutes to ice the game.
Bostick was outstanding as she connected on 11-21 field goals for her game high of 32 points. She was 9-17 from beyond the arc. She added 5 boards to her stat line. Destiny Fitzgerald also had a productive day for the Bears with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kylee Piche' ended with 12 points and 7 rebounds. BSU shot 46% from the floor and made 14-33 three point attempts fueled by Bostick's big day.
The Trailblazers shot just 31% in the loss.
MCLA is back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Fitchburg State.