DANBURY, CT - Junior guard Jancy Sherwood (Poughquag, NY) led five Western Connecticut State University women's basketball players in double figures with 28 points as the Colonials defeated visiting Albertus Magnus College, 123-76 at Feldman Arena on Tuesday night.
Sherwood, the nation's all-divisions leading scorer at 29.8 points per game, connected on 9-of-19 shots from the floor, buried 8-of-17 from beyond the three-point arch and converted both of her free-throw attempts from the line.
Kaitlyn LaBonte (South Windsor, CT) and Kathiana Monestime (Somerville, MA) added 18 and 17 points, while Jessica Davis (Hamden, CT) and Emma Belcourt (Cromwell, CT) rounded out the double-figure scoring group with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Monestime was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field while dishing out four assists and making four steals in 14 minutes.
The Colonials improve to 3-1 on the season and have scored 123 or more points during their three-game win streak and lead the nation, scoring at a 118.5 point-per-game clip.
Leading the way for the Falcons, now 3-2, was senior forward Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, CT) who scored 27 points and pulled down a game-high 19 rebounds.
Andreah Orr (Danbury, CT) and Jill Johnson (North Haven, CT) added 12 and 11 points, respectively for AMC.
The Falcons raced out to a four-point advantage in the early going, 7-3, when Johnson canned a layup at the 7:15 mark of the first quarter. A jumper by Angelina Piccirillo (Naugatuck, CT) midway through the first stanza, gave the visitor's their last lead, 13-11.
The Colonials closed out the period with a 22-10 run. Gabrielle Hurlbert (Thomaston, CT) hit a half-court buzzer beater to give WestConn a 35-21 lead heading into the second quarter.
WestConn, which substitutes a fresh five players nearly every minute, never looked back from there. Its bench scored 72 of the team's 123 points.
"We continue to learn about ourselves and are evolving every game," acknowledged WestConn's 16-year head coach Kimberley Rybczyk.
The Colonials will evolve into their Little East Conference slate this Saturday when they play host to University of Southern Maine at 1 pm.