Katelyn Pickunka scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead Smith College to a 97-70 win over Westfield State University in a non-conference women's basketball game at the Ainsworth Gym in Northampton on Tuesday evening.
Leading 26-17 at the end of the first quarter, Smith grabbed a decided advantage in the second quarter, outscoring the Owls 30-15 in the frame to take a 56-32 lead into the half.
Westfield (3-6) never got untracked shooting, finishing 22-81 (27.2 percent) from the floor and 9-41 (22 percent from three point range.
Smith (8-0) countered by handling the Owls presure defense well, committing just 22 turnovers on the evening, while the Pioneers finished the night shooting 38-69 (55 percent) from the floor and a blistering 8-16 from three point range.
Westfield will be back in action on Friday night, traveling to Springfield College for a 7 p.m. start at Blake Arena.