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Owls Bomb Plymouth, 109-59

Melissa Gray (file photo)
Melissa Gray (file photo)

WESTFIELD, Mass. –  Junior forward Melissa Gray (Peabody, Mass.) scored 21 points to lead five Owls players in double-figures as the Owls powered past Plymouth State, 109-59, in a non-conference women's basketball game at the Woodward Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Owls lit up the scoreboard from long-range, connecting on 18 of 45 three point tries, matching the school-record for three point makes in a game.  The 109 points is the most this season in three outings for the Owls, who led the nation in scoring in 2018-19.

Gray led the Owls bomb squad, connecting on 5-11 triples, and added six rebounds and five assists.  Alyssa Camara (Quincy, Mass.) added three three-pointers among her 13 points.

Westfield's freshmen Alison Mendel (Adams, Mass./Hoosac) added 17 points, Ally Scolnick (South Easton, Mass./Oliver Ames) 13, and Lauren Legere (Bedford, Mass.) 10.

Westfield improves to 3-0 on the season, while Plymouth dips to 2-1.  

The Owls forced 39 Panthers' turnovers and came up with 28 steals, led by six from Cayla Durkee (Georgetown, Mass.).

Westfield led 26-20 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored the Panthers 30-14 in the second quarter to take a 56-34 lead into the half.

Plymouth was led by 18 points off the bench from Isabella Earle (South Hadley, Mass.).  She was the lone Panther in double-figure scoring. Alessia Salzillo (Saugus, Mass.) added seven points and six rebounds.

Suffolk will host Rivier on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Westfield State will next travel to Middlebury for a tough non-conference game at 5:30 on Tuesday, Nov. 19.