NEW LONDON, Conn. – Seventh-seeded Elms College fell to second-seeded Mitchell College by a 66-49 final on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the 2019 New England Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Championship at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
Mitchell advances to the NECC semifinals and will host third-seeded Becker College on Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
The Blazers held a 10-7 lead midway through the first quarter before the Mariners seized control behind 12 unanswered points. LaSandra Turner provided a pair of buckets during the stretch while Jessica Lohneiss drilled a three, and Mitchell never trailed again.
Mitchell's lead didn't dip below double digits the entire second half and peaked at 19. Turner netted nine points after the break to lead all scorers. The Mariners shot 39 percent as a team and held Elms to just 30 percent.
Le'Sandra Turner led all scorers with 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting, one of four Mitchell players who finished in double figures. Amina Wiley added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Elms closes out the season with a record of 12-14.