Nov. 3, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - Senior Tiffany Hayes and sophomore Stefanie Dolson led the Huskies in downing Assumption 89-30 as UConn kicked of the 2011-12 campaign in a dominant fashion each tallying a double-double in the University of Connecticut women's basketball first exhibition of the season at Gampel Pavilion Thursday evening.
Hayes led the squad with 18 points and 10 rebounds in only 24 minutes as she added four steals to her impressive performance. In addition to Hayes, Dolson also recorded a double-double scoring 12 points and bringing down 10 boards in 19 minutes.
The Greyhounds stuck with UConn the first ten minutes of regulation before the Huskies pulled away stranding Assumption at 16 points as they went on an 11-0 run allowing the Greyhounds to only record three points in the final 9:30 minutes of the first half and entering halftime with a 56-19 advantage.
Connecticut had five Huskies notch double figures as they continued to cruise past the Greyhounds in the second half as sophomore Bria Hartley had 13 points and junior Kelly Faris added 10 to the final Husky score.
Freshman guard Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had a striking first show in the Husky uniform as she notched 17 points, including going five for nine from behind the arc.
UConn finished the contest shooting 37-of-72 from the floor, good for 51.4 shooting percentage on the night. The Huskies held the Greyhounds to a 27.1 shooting percentage as Assumption connected on only 13 shots from the floor.
Dolson's 10 rebounds marked a team high as Connecticut finished the game outrebounding Assumption 44 to 30.
Additionally, UConn scored 42 points off of Assumption turnovers after causing 32 turnovers and having 21 steals.
The Huskies return to action on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. when they host Pace University in their final exhibition contest. UConn's first regular season game is on November 13 at Gampel Pavilion against Holy Cross at 2 p.m.