Bulldogs Defeat Pine Manor, Grahm Smith Becomes Dean Women's Basketball's All Time Leader In Wins

Bulldogs Defeat Pine Manor, Grahm Smith Becomes  Dean Women's Basketball's All Time Leader In Wins

Brookline, MA.- The Dean College Bulldogs used a balanced attack to defeat Pine Manor 90-67 on Friday, notching their seventh straight win.  

With his 77th win, Coach Grahm Smith becomes the program's all time leader in wins.  Under Smith's direction, the Bulldogs have gone 77-26 over the last four seasons.

Dean had 5 players score in double figures.  Chelsea Johnson led the way with 19 points on 6-13 shooting.  Sophia Corbitt and Fataya Larry both had 13 points, with Larry also adding 10 rebounds.  Denisha Gardener had 11 points and 6 rebounds and Dana Jackson pitched in 10 points off the bench.  

The Bulldogs started fast.  Dean raced out to a 6-0 start and a 3 pointer from Johnson midway through the quarter stretched their lead to 14-2.  Pine Manor bounced back to close the gap to 6 before ending the period down 7. 

The second period was tightly contested.  Three consecutive trips for the Bulldogs ended with points from Farrah Beatty, with a layup at 3:21 pushing the Dean lead back to 11.  The Bulldogs went into the break leading 37-28.

A layup from Shaneka Monroe cut the Pine Manor deficit to 6 two minutes into the third period, but Dean responded with a 22-8 run to push their lead to 20 with 4 minutes remaining in the quarter.  

The Bulldogs controlled the fourth quarter 20-16 to coast to a 23 point win.

Dean shot 47% from the field while Pine Manor shot 33%.  The Bulldogs dominated points in the paint (42-26) and second chance points (19-9).  Dean never trailed.

The Bulldogs next travel to Southern Vermont College on Monday for their final game of the regular season.  

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