BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Trailblazers placed three players in double figures while forcing Southern Vermont into 39 turnovers in a convincing 80-34 win over the Mountaineers.
The win Thursday was the Trailblazers third straight and improves MCLA to 8-4 heading into their Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday.
The Trailblazers wasted little time in taking care of the hosts, sprinting out to a commanding 33-18 halftime lead. MCLA pulled away early in the second half before cruising to victory.
MCLA used a 15-1 spurt out of the locker to put the contest away.
Senior guard Lucy Tremblay led the Trailblazers with 18 points, including four three-pointers. She also added six rebounds and six assists. Johanna Miner contributed 16 points and nine rebounds. Danielle Scolpino finished with 10 points. Mariah Brown added five assists and five steals.
MCLA forced SVC into 39 turnovers and outrebounded the Mountaineers 46-35.
The Trailblazers will open MASCAC play on Tuesday night at home when they host Salem State University at 5:30 p.m.