NEWPORT, R.I. (November 16, 2019) - Salve Regina University senior Torie Scorpio (Cranston, R.I.) scored half of her team's points in the 1st quarter as the Seahawks led the visiting Bears of Coast Guard Academy, 14-7, after the opening 10 minutes. Coast Guard (3-0) outscored Salve Regina (0-2), 26-5, in the 2nd quarter led by reserve Branyelle Carillo (Aberdeen, Md.) with eight of her team-high 13 points. The Bears finished with a 21-point victory (69-48) to remain unbeaten through their first three games.
Scorpio made all three shot attempts and a free throw on an "and one" as the Seahawks scored the first four points of the quarter. Kyra Hartman's (Shillington, Pa.) 3-pointer at 4:03 left in the quarter tied the score at 5-5, before Salve Regina went on a 7-0 run. Carillo's layup cut the Coast Guard deficit to 12-7, but graduate student Lauryn Becker (Hanover, Mass.) sank a pair of free throws to finish the scoring of the opening period.
Coast Guard began the 2nd quarter with an 18-0 run. The Bears had treys from Carillo (2) and Annabella Farabaugh (Atlanta, Ga.) during the run. Salve Regina freshman Gabby Sousa (Hudson, N.H.) drilled a 3-pointer to pull the Seahawks within single digit deficit for the last time (26-17; 2:00 left in 2nd quarter).
Faith Butler (Hampton, Va.) had a basket and two free throws, and Hartman had her second 3-pointer of the quarter to get the Bears to 33 points at the break. Becker made a last-second bucket for the Seahawks to close within 14 points (33-19).
A 3-pointer by Bears senior Zoe Riis-Fallica (Patchogue, N.Y.) capped an 8-0 run for Coast Guard to start the second half to mark the largest lead (22 points; 41-19). Seahawk freshman Megan Henaghan (Whitman, Mass.) stopped the run with her short jumper and Becker followed with a fast break layup. Riis-Fallica and Mary Rorke (Norton, Mass.) exhanged treys before Carillo drained a three. Scorpio scored six points during an 8-0 Seahawk run which brought Salve Regina within 13 (47-34; 1:58 left in 3rd), its closest margin in the second half.
The teams finished the 3rd quarter even, 18-18, and Coast guard added 18 more in the 4th quarter while limiting the home squad to just 11 points.
Coast Guard starter Breanna Wood (Somerset, Mass.) scored all six of her points in the final quarter to lead all players in that frame. Olivia Valerio (Proctor, Vt.) and Henaghan had blocked shots for the Seahawks while the Bears rejected four shots -- one each by Riis-Fallica, Carillo, Emma Puddington (Castorland, N.Y.), and Jacqueline Ward (Brant Beach, N.J.).
Salve Regina finishes its three-game homestand to open the 2019 season by hosting soon-to-be Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) member Suffolk University on Wednesday. Coast Guard welcomes Trinity (Conn.) College for the Bears first home game that same evening.