By Carl Adamec
STORRS, Conn. — It’s Senior Day for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team as the Huskies honored Kelly Faris, Caroline Doty, and Heather Buck prior to their game with Seton Hall Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.
But a sophomore is having a day to remember as well.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as No. 3 UConn has taken a 44-15 halftime lead over the Pirates in Big East action.
Mosqueda-Lewis became the fourth UConn sophomore — joining Svetlana Abrosimova, Maya Moore, and Bria Hartley — when she made her second straight 3-pointer with 3:57 gone. She is 4-for-4 from behind the arc.
UConn (24-2 overall, 11-1 Big East) has led the whole way as it scored the first seven points. The Huskies broke it open with a 14-0 run, including eight points by Breanna Stewart, to take a 30-8 lead.
Faris has 10 points and is now eight shy of 1,000 in her career. Only once in UConn history have two players scored their 1,000th point in the same game. On Nov. 17, 1996, Carla Berube and Nykesha Sales reached the plateau against Western Kentucky in a game played at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion. Berube needed five points and got there with 11:24 left in the first half. Sales needed six points and got there about six minutes later.
Stewart also has 10 points and five rebounds off the bench. Terry Green has six points for the Pirates (9-17, 4-9).