BRONXVILLE – Lauren Desrats led five players in double-figures with 15 points as the Mount Saint Mary College Women’s Basketball team cruised to its fourth straight win and remained unbeaten in league play with an impressive 90-43 road win at Sarah Lawrence.
Tuesday’s win pushes Mount Saint Mary to 8-2 overall on the season and to a perfect 6-0 in and conference play. The Knights also moved to 7-0 against the Gryphons since the start of the 2017-18 campaign.
The Knights outscored Sarah Lawrence 51-21 over the opening 20 minutes, holding a 25-12 lead after the first quarter and besting the Gryphons 26-9 in the second stanza.
Mount Saint Mary shot 55.6-percent over the opening 10 minutes, going 10-for-18 from the floor, and followed that up with a 47.6-percent effort in the second period.
The Knights raced out to an 11-2 advantage following a Morina Bojka bucket with 6:37 left in the first period and pushed the lead to 18-4 following a pair of Toriana Tabasco free-throws with just over four minutes left in the frame.
A Desrats triple with 2:57 left in the opening quarter gave the Knights a 21-15 advantage before the Gryphons scored the next six points.
Kate Hughes and Desrats converted buckets in the final 1:20 of the first quarter to five the Knights the 13-point cushion after 10 minutes.
Mount Saint Mary scored the first 18 points of the second stanza to bust open a 31-point lead with 5:04 left before halftime.
Katie Smith scored eight points over the opening run for the Knights.
The Knights held the Gryphons off the board until the 4:48 mark of the second and allowed just two field goals in the frame.
Mount Saint Mary shot 51.3-percent overall before halftime, connecting on a trio of three-pointers, and went 8-for-10 from the charity stripe.
Sarah Lawrence was held to 22.6-percent shooting and turned the ball over 17 times in the opening 20 minutes.
Annie Keenan paced the Knights in the first half with 13 points.
Smith chipped in 10 points on 5-for-7 shooting, adding three rebounds, three assists and four steals.
The Mount never let its lead slip below 28 points in the second half and opened a 46-point advantage, at 75-29, on a Hughes jumper with 1:50 left in the third quarter.
The Knights’ advantage ballooned to a game-high 49 points with 5:50 left in the fourth period when Alyssa Caswell knocked down a jumper to give the Knights an 83-34 lead.
11 different players scored in the second half for the Knights.
Mount Saint Mary shot 42.9-percent after halftime and connected on three of its 14 three-point attempts.
Sarah Lawrence was limited to 26.5-percent shooting and a 4-for-13 effort from three-point range.
Bojka led the Knights after halftime with seven points, going 3-for-6 from the floor.
For The Knights
Desrats wrapped up the win 7-for-13 from the floor on her way to a team-high 15 points. She added two rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals to the winning effort.
Smith finished up 7-for-10 from the floor on her way to 14 points and chipped in four assists, four rebounds and four steals
Bojka rounded out the night 6-for-12 from the floor, scoring 14 points. Bojka led all players with six assists, adding seven rebounds and four steals.
Keenan finished up a strong night with 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a game-high five steals.
Tabasco totaled 10 points for the Mount to go along with five rebounds, three blocked shots and a pair of steals.
In all 12 different players reached the scoring column in the victory.
For The Gryphons
Kumi Tamura equaled the game-high with 15 points, adding four rebounds and three assists.
Kendall Haymore led all players with 15 rebounds.
Demitra Loukopoulos and Isabel Garren each finished with nine points.