BOSTON, Mass. - The Dartmouth women's basketball team didn't have an answer for hot-shooting Northeastern in an 80-45 non-conference loss on Tuesday (Nov. 27). The host Huskies shot 54.9 percent (28-of-51) from the floor and 65 percent (13-of-20) from long range in the contest.
Kamala Thompson (Selden, N.Y.) opened the second half with a three-pointer, but Northeastern knocked down one of its 13 triples to keep the Big Green from threatening, sending Dartmouth to its third consecutive loss.
Faziah Steen (Detroit, Mich.) led the Big Green offense with nine points, snapping her six-game streak of double-figures, while Abbey Schmitt (Winnetka, Ill.) led the defensive efforts with a game-high 10 rebounds.
Dartmouth (1-3) shot 25.0 percent (13-of-52) for the game, going 9-of-24 in the second half, rebounding from 14.3 percent (4-of-28) in the first half. Kashaia Cannon led Northeastern with a game-high 19 points with five triples.
Northeastern jumped out to an early 8-2 lead with just three minutes off the clock behind the strength of early triples from Cannon and Deanna Kerkhof. The Big Green settled in and pulled within three points at the first media timeout, but that was as close as they would get.
The Huskies were lethal from long range shooting 61.5 percent (8-of-13) in the first half while holding Dartmouth to just one triple in the first half and two for the contest.
The Big Green picked up back-to-back defensive stops at the 10:18 mark of the first half, but couldn't put anything together on the offensive end as the Huskies used a 17-6 run to pull ahead, 22-8. A jumper from Jordyn Turner (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) ended a nearly eight-minute drought, but the Huskies three-point shooting stopped any momentum for the Big Green.
Freshmen reserves Lakin Roland (Jeffersonville, Ind.) and Daisy Jordan (Worcester, Mass.) gave the squad a lift throughout the contest. Roland closed the first half by scoring the last five Big Green points while Jordan tallied five points in the second half.
Dartmouth has a short turnaround as it welcomes Big East foe, Syracuse, to Leede Arena on Thursday. Tipoff between the Big Green and Orange is set for 7 p.m.
Big Green Sidelines
Today's game was a noon tipoff and was Northeastern's "School Kids" promotion. There were nearly 900 school age children from the greater Boston area in attendance ... Today's officiating crew was an all-female crew headed by Bonita Spence. It is the first time this season the Big Green have had an all-female crew ... Eve Zelinger saw her first action of the season in today's contest, picking up the Big Green's final two points.