Senior Ashley Hutton became the seventh women in NEC history to score 1,000 career points Tuesday night at Eastern Nazarene.
Hutton breaks 1,000 point mark, lifts Pilgrims past Crusaders
New England College’s Ashley Hutton became the seventh women in NEC history to reach the 1,000 career point mark scoring 15 points to lead the Pilgrims past the Eastern Nazarene College Crusaders 76-60 Tuesday night. With the win the Pilgrims improve to 8-13 overall and 2-8 in the conference.
NEC would start the scoring opening the game with a quick jumper and never look back as the Pilgrims would not trail the entire contest. The Crusaders would keep the Pilgrims close through the opening minutes before NEC would use a 15-1 run building a 26-10 lead with 8:49 remaining in the half. NEC would shoot an impressive 54% from beyond three-point range in the first half leading by as many as 22 points with just under five minutes on the clock. ENC would battle back draining four foul shots in the final minute but NEC’s Ashley Hutton would hit back-to-back foul shots, recording her 1,000 point, as the Pilgrims headed into halftime up 43-25.
The Pilgrims continued their offensive domination in the second half of play as NEC would go up 29 points leading 67-38 midway through the half. ENC would cut the lead to 16 but that is as close as the Crusaders would get as the Pilgrims would hold on for the 76-60 victory.
NEC’s Kendall Wolfson finished with 15 points and eight rebounds and Katie Plankey finished with 12 points. Senior guard LaShawnda Wilson dished out a game-high nine assists and grabbed seven rebounds for the Pilgrims.