If there was any doubt as to whether or not Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was fully recovered from her bout with mono, she put that to rest on Tuesday night.
KML had a triple-double of 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team past the St. Joseph’s Hawks 91-52 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT.
UConn improves to 36-0 while St. Joes finishes up their season at 23-10.
KML’s triple-double is just the third in UConn history, the second this season and the 14th overall in the history of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
Breanna Stewart led the Huskies in scoring with 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double. She also had five blocked shots. Bria Hartley added 20 points of her own while Stefanie Dolson had 17 points and six rebounds in the duo’s final game at Gampel.
Moriah Jefferson rounded out the Huskies in double digits with 11 points. Brianna Banks had UConn’s only points off the bench with two.
Sarah Fairbanks and Erin Shields led the Hawks with 12 points each. Natasha Cloud had 10 points and six assists while Ilze Gotfrida also had 10 points. Ashley Robinson and Fairbanks led St. Joe’s with five rebounds each.
The Huskies once again got out of the gates quickly as they opened up the game with a 10-0 run. The Hawks would keep it around single digits for about six minutes or so.
A 14-2 run by UConn pushed the lead to 25 points and it was smooth sailing from there.
The Huskies now head to Lincoln, NE for the Sweet 16 where they’ll take on the BYU Cougars on Saturday. Tip is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Here’s the UConn Huskies vs St. Joseph Hawks 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2nd round box score, which you could have bet online at Paddy Power to win some money while enjoying the game.
photo credit: cloe poisson – hartford courant