Colby gets past UMF women’s hoops on threes

Colby gets past UMF women’s hoops on threes

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College women's basketball team connected on 14 made 3-point shots on its way to a 75-64 non-conference win over the University of Maine at Farmington, Saturday afternoon at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Mules, who improve to 5-7 overall, shot 45.2 percent (14-for-31) from 3-point range and had four players with two or more. UMaine-Farmington fell to 3-7 with the loss.

UMaine-Farmington sophomore Elizabeth Ferry played just three minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, but led the Beavers with 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting. She also had six rebounds and three assists. Junior Lindsay Ranquist added 10 points for UMF and senior Holly Oliver had eight points, five assists, and five rebounds.

Colby's Mia Diplock led the Mules with game-highs of 17 points and six assists. Carylanne Wolfington was 4-for-6 from 3-point range and had 14 points, while Desi Smith was 8-for-8 from the foul line and added 13 points.

Brooke Chandor came off the bench for Colby and added 11 points on 3-for-6 shooting from long range. Jen Nale scored all nine of her points in the first half on three 3-point shots.

Colby nailed five 3-point shots in the opening 4:26 of the first half and opened up a 20-3 lead with 14:55 to play. UMaine-Farmington got back in the game after holding the Mules without a field goal for more than seven minutes. Colby only led 31-25 with 3:21 remaining, but the Mules used a 10-0 run to go up 41-25 at intermission.

The Mules opened up a 19-point lead on three occasions in the second half. UMF, behind the play of Ferry, got as close as 11 points three times.

UMaine-Farmington had a 38-28 advantage in rebounding, but the Beavers hurt their own cause with 20 turnovers. 

The Beavers return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 7, when they return to Waterville to face Thomas College in a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.