WALTHAM, Mass. – Thanks to a double-double from senior forward Sydney Sodine (New York, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West), the Brandeis University women's basketball team earned a season-opening 61-46 win over Roger Williams University in Auerbach Arena tonight.
Sodine led all players with a career-high 20 points to go with 10 rebounds, recording her fifth career double-double. She hit 7-of-10 shots from the floor and 6-of-11 from the line. She scored 13 of her 20 points and grabbed five rebounds in the first half as the Judges built a 37-29 lead at the break. Six of her 10 rebounds came on the offensive glass. Thanks to Sodine's efforts, the Judges outrebounded Roger Williams, 42-28.
Brandeis also had a terrific first-half from senior Frankie Pinto (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente), who scored 11 points in 10 minutes of action. She hit 4-of-5 overall and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc before the break. Pinto finished with 13 points for the game. Pinto also led all players with four assists.
Roger Williams had one player score in double digits, as junior Anna Walther (Northampton, Mass./Northampton) finished with 11 points. Senior Katie Lowerre (Sharon, Mass./Sharon) added nine points. Junior Teagan Dunn (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills) and rookie Sam Leone (Ashland, N.Y./Ashland) led the visitors with four rebounds each. Dunne and Lowerre each had two assists.
The Judges improve to 1-0 on the season and will meet Wentworth Institute on Friday at 5 p.m. in the opener of the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament. RWU (0-1) heads to UMass Dartmouth next Tuesday at 6 p.m.