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Minutewomen’s Comeback Falls Just Short Against Northeastern

The Massachusetts Minutewomen’s (1-1, 0-0 A-10) comeback falls just short against the Northeastern Huskies (2-0, 0-0 CAA) on Thursday night losing 78-74. The Minutewomen only had eight available players yet again and foul trouble started to get in the way late in the 4th quarter.

Scoring for UMass was spread out across all players, with four players in double digits. Bre Bellamy led the Minutewomen in scoring with 15 points, Kristin Williams had 13 points, Tori Hyduke had 12 points, and Jermany Mapp had 11 points. Stefanie Kulesza almost had another double-double last night and was just two points shy having 8 points and 11 rebounds.

UMass had a lead for a total of just over five minutes in the game. The Huskies tied the game up five times with the Minutewomen before ultimately taking the lead for the rest of the game. UMass found themselves down by 13 points towards the end of the third quarter. The Minutewomen came out and went on a 7-0 run to get the game within four points at the start of the fourth quarter. UMass cut the Huskies’ lead to only 3 points with 5 seconds left in the fourth quarter, but the Minutewomen could not complete the comeback and ultimately lost the game.

The Minutewomen will travel to Orono and play the Maine Black Bears (1-1, 0-0 America East) on Sunday, November 12th at 1pm. The game will be available to stream on ESPN+ and WMUA will have the radio broadcast. The Black Bears lead the all-time series history 14-10 against the Minutewomen with Sunday’s matchup being the 25th all-time meeting. The last time these two teams met was in the 2022-23 season, and UMass won 67-54.

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Kaily “KG” Godek is a current student at Western New England University (WNE). She has been a supporter of UMass Athletics for over 15 years. Kaily focuses on both UMass Basketball teams and occasionally on the other Women’s Basketball teams in the conference. While writing for A10 Talk, she works in the athletic department at WNE. When she graduates from WNE she wants to go into Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. You can follow Kaily on X, formerly known as Twitter, @kgumass23.