BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Bridgewater State University Bears defeated the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Trailblazers, 90-61, Wednesday evening.
The Bears placed four players in double figures, led by Megan Boutilette's game-high 21 points, as they moved to 5-1 in the conference and 14-3 overall. MCLA drops their seventh straight contest, falling to 8-11 overall, 0-6 in conference play.
The visitors hung with the high-powered Bears early on. With the score at 10-10, Bridgewater began to take command on the heels of a 10-2 run to grab a 20-12 edge with 13:58 remaining until halftime. MCLA trimmed the margin to just four points before the Bears extended back out.
With BSU holding a 36-28 lead following an MCLA 3-pointer from Lucy Tremblay, the Bears ended the half on a 14-1 spurt to take complete control with a lead of 50-29. Bridgewater quickly pushed the lead out to 25 early in the second period and were never challenged over the final 20 minutes.
The Bears were paced by Boutilette's 21 points on 9-11 shooting. Elisha Homich filled the stat sheet with 15 points and a season-high 13 assists.
Tremblay led MCLA with 19 points including three 3-pointers. She added seven rebounds and four steals.
MCLA shot just 31 percent and committed 21 turnovers in the loss.
The Trailblazers are off until next Tuesday when they travel to Salem State to face the Vikings.