January 3, 2006

No. 2 Brandeis women fly past Endicott, 60-41

BEVERLY, MA (taken from an Endicott press release) — The Brandeis University women's basketball team, ranked No. 2 in the nation for the second week in a row by d3hoops.com, shot 42 percent from the floor tonight to remain unbeaten with a 60-41 victory over the host Endicott College Gulls.

Brandeis (7-0) never trailed in the game and was triggered by junior forward Caitlin Malcolm (Windsor Locks, CT) and senior forward Christine Clancy (Yarmouth, ME). Malcolm’s 13 points and nine rebounds led the Judges while Clancy put home 12 points, had two blocks and grabbed five boards in the win.

The Gulls trailed by 10 at intermission but went on a 6-0 run minutes into the second half to get within three points. However, the Judges were simply too strong inside and never relinquished the lead. Endicott shot 33 percent in the game but was out-rebounded 39-26.

Senior guard Jodi Brown (Coventry, RI) led all scorers with 14 points to go along with five steals and five rebounds for Endicott. Senior guard Liz Yuneman (Middle Village, NY) added nine points and three rebounds while junior Paris Sanders (Needham, MA) chipped in valuable minutes off the bench, recording two points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

The Gulls (4-4) got four points apiece from Sara Doherty (Somerville, MA), Nichole Duchesne (Plaistow, NH) and Nicole Young (Rockland, MA).

Senior guard Amanda DeMartino (Toms River, NJ) dished out a game-high nine assists to accompany four points and four rebounds. DeMartino now needs just five helpers to become the Judges' all-time assists leader. Locals products Lauren Orlando (Peabody, MA) and Courtney Tremblay (Peabody, MA) sparked the Brandeis bench. Orlando had seven points and three rebounds while Tremblay added five points and an assist.

Endicott is back in action Saturday at home versus conference rival Colby-Sawyer College (1:00 PM) while the Judges battle Carnegie Mellon in Waltham Friday night (6:00 PM).