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Jancy Sherwood Nets 18 Points In Win Over Castleton, 56-48

Jancy Sherwood Nets 18 Points In Win Over Castleton, 56-48

DANBURY, CT - Senior guard Jancy Sherwood (Poughquag, NY) scored a team-high 18 points to lead the Western Connecticut State University women's basketball team to a 56-48 victory over visiting Castleton University at Feldman Arena on Wednesday night.

Sherwood connected on 6-of-11 shots from the field and extended her program-record mark for career three pointers to 253 after connecting on 4-of-9 from beyond the arc.  She is currently third in the Little East Conference with a 15.8 scoring average.

Juniors Gabrielle Hurlbert (Thomaston, CT) and Genesis Torres (Stratford, CT) added 11 and nine points for the Colonials.

Sophomore Brooke Raiche (Ira, VT), the league's second-leading scorer at 16.6 points per game, scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Spartans, now 12-7 overall and 4-6 in their first year in the LEC.

Katlyn Toomey (North Adams, MA) pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds while contributing six points to Castleton's cause.

Torres and Jessica Davis (Hamden, CT) each yanked down seven caroms to pace WestConn, now 8-10 overall and 3-7 in league action.

The Colonials led from the jump until the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.  Seven seconds into the final period, Raiche buried a lay-up to knot the game at 38-38.

Abbie Lesure (Vernon, VT) scored two of the Spartans' 32 points in the paint to give the visitors their first lead, 42-40, at the 9:04 mark of the fourth stanza.

After Raiche gave Castleton a 48-46 lead with another runner in the lane, at the 4:53 mark, WestConn scored the game's final 10 points down the stretch.

The Colonials travel to Mitchell College for a non-league game against the Mariners this Saturday, January 26.  Gametime against the Mariners is set for 2 pm in New London, CT.

Castleton, which sits in sixth place, one game ahead of the Colonials in the LEC standings, plays host to University of Massachusetts Boston on Saturday.  Tip-off is slated for 1 pm.

The top six teams qualify for the LEC post-season tournament, which is set to begin on Tuesday, February 19.

NOTE:  Heather Lee (2007-11) was the previous record holder with three-pointers made in a career with 237.