continued A steal and lay-up by Bowles at the end of the third quarter made it 43-38. Then Nichols returned to hit consecutive baskets to launch a decisive 16-5 run, keyed also by open 3-pointers from McKayla Roberts.
Bowles capped it off with two more late baskets, giving her 17 points on the night. But even that trailed the effort of Nichols, who set a career mark with 23 points as Roberts (nine points), Gannett (eight points) and Timpano (seven points) helped out.
Despite a strong team effort, again WG leaned, offensively, on Graveline, who had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Fumano, who contributed 16 points. Melissa Bakowski contributed six points.