Chargers cop NAC victory over Beavers

Chargers cop NAC victory over Beavers

NEW LONDON, N.H. -- The University of Maine at Farmington women's basketball team headed into the holiday break with a 1-3 North Atlantic Conference record as the Beavers lost to Colby-Sawyer College 74-51 this afternoon at Hogan Sports Center.

The Beavers (2-7 overall) are off until Jan. 6 when they are slated to host Johnson State College at 7:30 p.m. The Chargers improved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the NAC.

 The Beavers were led by a 13-point, seven rebound performance from Lindsay Ranquist (Owls Head, Maine). Kenni Norton (Strong, Maine) had 12 points on 4-7 shooting off the bench. Rachel Clement (Gray, Maine) put in a solid effort with nine points, six rebounds and a game-high two blocks.

Colby-Sawyer's Taylor DeSanty (North Adams, Mass.) led all scorers with 23 points on 10-19 shooting. Cailin Bullett (Millbury, Mass.) added 19 points and a game-high nine assists. Stephanie Larpenter (Sunapee, N.H.) had eight points in 10 minutes off the bench.

Clement got the visitors on the board first with a 3-pointer, but once the Chargers hit a pair of buckets the home team stayed in front for the remainder of the game. Colby-Sawyer shot 60 percent from the floor in the first half, which included 6-12 from beyond the arc. The Chargers also controlled the paint in the offensive zone by scoring 20 points.
The Chargers shot just 34.5 percent in the second, but turned up the defense and allowed the Beavers to shoot only 24.2 percent. Colby-Sawyer pushed its lead to 24 at the 13:17 mark of the frame, but UMF battled back with a 17-4 run to cut the deficit to 11. That is as close as the visitors got because they were held to one basket for the last seven minutes of the contest.
         
 Rachel Clement  Kenni Norton  Lindsay Ranquist Bianca Stoutamyer Emma Morrison