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Wednesday, December 07, 2022
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Women’s basketball secures first win of the season over Stonehill

Becky Burke wins first game as UB head coach

Fifth-year guard and Glenville State transfer Zakiyah Winfield dribbles the ball in a recent game.
Fifth-year guard and Glenville State transfer Zakiyah Winfield dribbles the ball in a recent game.

Women’s basketball (1-1, 0-0 MAC) defeated the Stonehill Skyhawks (0-3), 62-56, Monday night at Merkert Gymnasium in Easton, Massachusetts. The victory marked head coach Becky Burke’s first career victory at the helm of the Bulls.

Three Bulls scored in double-digits, including senior guard Jazmine Young (16 points), graduate guard Re’Shawna Stone (14 points) and senior guard Zakiyah Winfield (12 points). 

It was a slow start to the game for the Bulls, who didn’t hit a field goal until the 6:20 mark in the first quarter. UB was tied with Stonehill entering halftime but then proceeded to outscore The Skyhawks by eight points in the third quarter. With a 44-36 edge entering the fourth quarter, the Bulls were able to grind out the win. 

UB defended the three-point arc well, holding the Skyhawks to a 3-for-23 (13%) showing from deep.

The Bulls scored 34 points in the paint but had trouble putting away an inferior opponent in Stonehill. The Skyhawks transitioned from Division-II over the offseason, and now compete in the Northeast Conference. 

UB will travel to Jadwin Gymnasium in Princeton, New Jersey to take on the Princeton Tigers (2-1) on Saturday. Tip-off is set for noon, and the game can be streamed on ESPN+.

The sports desk can be reached at sports@ubspectrum.com

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