Women’s Basketball Sweeps UCF Thanksgiving Classic
The University of Hartford women’s basketball team won the University of Central Florida (UCF) Thanksgiving Classic with a clean sweep, defeating Texas Christian University (TCU) on Nov. 25 and host Central Florida on Nov. 26.
In the first game of the tournament on Friday, Nov. 25, Hartford scored a 64-60 victory over TCU, with a career-high 21 points from junior Daphne Elliott and a double double from fellow junior Ruthanne Doherty (11 points, 11 rebounds).
On Saturday, Hartford enjoyed a 55-46 win over UCF, behind strong freshmen performances and down the stretch toughness.
Hartford was led by Doherty, who finished with 13 points, one of three players in double figures. Joining the junior post in leading the Hawks' scoring efforts were freshmen Cherelle Moore and Amber Bepko, who finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Each finished with their first career double digit performance as a Hawk.
The Hawks, who now have a 5-1 record, will play next on Thursday, Dec. 1, when they travel to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for an annual meeting with the Marist Red Foxes at 7 p.m.