Women’s basketball picks up a vital win against Anna Maria

Alex Mellion

Journal Staff

The Suffolk women’s basketball team improved to 16-7 on the season with an 89-32 thrashing over Anna Maria College on Saturday. The 89 points was a season high for the Rams.

Senior Meghan Black led all scorers with 17 points, and fellow senior Mary Garon added 13. The Rams were able to force Anna Maria into committing 35 turnovers, and Suffolk scored 42 points off of those miscues.

The Rams shot 50 percent from the field, going 34-68, and held edges in rebounds, assists, second chance points and bench points.

The game was never really in doubt, as the Rams outscored Anna Maria 25-6 in the first seven minutes of the game, and they never looked back from there. All eleven players to check in for the Rams scored at least two points, as the team was able to rest a lot of their starters for most of the game.

With the win, the Rams improve to 9-3 in the GNAC conference, with two games left in their season. The team will play host to UMass-Boston on Thursday, before wrapping up the season against GNAC rival St. Joseph (Conn.) on Saturday.

The team has been consistent this season, and hasn’t had a losing streak of longer than two games all year. The Rams will likely earn a top four seed in the upcoming GNAC conference tournament, and with a balanced scoring threat of Garon, Black and leading scorer Jennifer Ruys, who was inactive against Pine Manor, they will likely be a difficult matchup for any tea

If the team plays the way that they have been playing all season, there’s no reason why there won’t be a championship banner hanging up in the Ridgeway gymnasium come March.