Women's basketball can't keep up with Colby

WATERVILLE -- Colby College raced past the University of Maine at Farmington 83-47 in non-conference women's basketball action this evening.

Farmington (0-3) is scheduled to return to action after Thanksgiving break as the Beavers will visit Bates College Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Jillian Ross (Belfast, Maine) posted team highs with 14 points and six rebounds, while Kenni Norton (Strong, Maine) pitched in 11 points. Norton's entire point total and 10 of Ross' points came in the opening half.

Jil Vaughan paced five Mules in double-digit scoring with 17 points off the bench. Rachael Mack notched a double-double in the win with 11 points and 10 rebounds with Aarika Ritchie adding 13 points and Jen Nale and Karlyn Adler chipping in 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Colby, ranked 20th in the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association Poll, outrebounded the Beavers 51-32, including 25 offensive boards for the hosts. Those rebounds led to 26 second-chance points for the Mules.

Headlined by Nale's 11 points, the Mules built a double-digit advantage nine minutes into the contest and led 27-16 before reeling off the next nine points to take a 36-16 command with 5:27 until intermission. Colby carried a 46-23 cushion into halftime.

The Beavers never got closer than the 23-point deficit in the second half as Colby cruised to the 83-47 victory.