BROCKTON, Mass. ---- Geornaisha Silva-Moore (Brockton) made a buzzer-beating layup to give the Massasoit women's basketball team a dramatic 76-75 victory against the University of Connecticut at Avery Point on Saturday afternoon.
Trailing by one point with 3.1 seconds left, UCAP attempted to throw a sideline pass from midcourt into the backcourt. The pass was intercepted by Silva-Moore, who drove down and got her layup off in front of a UCAP defender as the horn sounded to improve the Warriors to 7-4 on the season.
Silva-Moore finished with a team-high 21 points, featuring six in the fourth quarter.
Massasoit led 36-27 at intermission.
UCAP (8-7) hung around against the Warriors, thanks in part to the offensive play of guards Meagan Bianchi and Mia Dupuis. Bianchi scored 20 of her game-high 31 points in the second half, and Dupuis added 23, 18 coming after halftime.
Tatyana LaFrance-Boyce chipped in with 10 points for the Pointers.
UCAP finished 23 of 41 at the foul line, while Massasoit attempted just 12 free throws making eight.
Massasoit hosts No. 1 Roxbury on Tuesday at 5 PM.