FARMINGTON, Maine -- Taylor DeSanty (North Adams, Mass.) set the Colby-Sawyer College single-game record for scoring with 38 points to lead the Chargers to a 75-52 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington in North Atlantic Conference women's basketball action tonight at Dearborn Gymnasium.
The Beavers (7-12 overall, 6-7 NAC) are scheduled to host New England College Saturday at 1 p.m., while Colby-Sawyer (15-5, 11-2) is set to visit Thomas College Saturday at 1 p.m.
DeSanty, who moved into ninth on the Colby-Sawyer all-time scoring list with 1,078 points, connected on 13 of 18 field-goal attempts and all nine of her free throws. Kelsey Cahill (Cumberland, R.I.) posted eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds in the win, while Cailin Bullett (Millbury, Mass.) handed out eight assists.
After the Chargers held a 30-22 lead at intermission, the Beavers trimmed the lead to 37-33 on a Paige Saunders (Surry, Maine) layup with 15:05 to play. Colby-Sawyer outscored UMF 26-10 over the next seven minutes to take command of the contest. DeSanty tallied 16 points during that span.
An 8-0 run helped the Chargers take a 15-7 lead with 9:41 remaining in the opening half. DeSanty netted 18 points in the frame as Colby-Sawyer took a 30-22 lead into the break.
The Beavers hung around with the visitors through the opening stages of the second half with a Rachel Clement (Gray, Maine) layup getting the lead down to 32-29 with 17:37 left to play. After a Ashley Fruzzetti (Raynham, Mass.) three and a Cahill basket boosted Colby-Sawyer's lead back to 37-29, Ranquist and Saunders hit a basket each to make it 37-33.
Colby-Sawyer led 40-35 before reeling off 10 straight points with a Kelsey Bragdon (Wells, Maine) trey making it 50-35 with 12:40 to play. A Norton basket cooled the run, but DeSanty scored all of the points in the Chargers' 12-3 run to push the advantage to 63-43 with 7:57 remaining.
The Beavers chiseled the lead down to 63-51 on a Ranquist 3-pointer with 5:05 to go, but the Chargers closed the game on a 12-1 run to finish off the 75-52 victory.
|Kenni Norton||Lindsay Ranquist||Kelsey Graffam||Rachel Clement||Mallory Bonnevie|