Women’s hoops falls to Colby-Sawyer

Women’s hoops falls to Colby-Sawyer

NEW LONDON, N.H. -- Colby-Sawyer College's Ashley Fruzzetti made six three-pointers en route to a game-high 20 points in Friday's 79-56 Colby-Sawyer North Atlantic Conference victory over the University of Maine at Farmington at the Coffin Field House.

UMaine-Farmington falls to 4-8 overall and 3-2 in NAC play, while Colby-Sawyer improves to 4-1 in the conference, 5-6 overall.

Junior Lindsay Ranquist paced UMaine-Farmington with 15 points while hauling down a team-high eight rebounds. Sophomore Ayla Allen added eight points and a pair of steals. Freshman Bridget Humphrey chipped in off the bench with six points and six boards. 

Kelsey Cahill filled the stat sheet for Colby-Sawyer with 14 points, eight rebounds, five steals and three blocks. Mari Meserve pulled down a game best 10 rebounds, while Lexi Iannone added nine points off the bench. 

Fruzzetti hit five of her six treys in the first half and moved into fourth on Colby-Sawyer's career made three-point field goals list with 155.   

The contest was back and forth for the first several minutes of the game with eight lead changes and three ties. UMF held its biggest lead of the contest three minutes into the frame after senior Holly Oliver connected on a jumper for a 6-2 lead.

With the score tied at 18-18 midway through the half, Colby-Sawyer began to find the range from beyond the arc. Over the final ten minutes of the half, the Chargers connected on five treys to head into the break with a 41-28 advantage. 

The Beavers were able to cut the margin to under 10 points on multiple occasions early in the second half, but were unable to catch the Chargers. Farmington's last run at Colby-Sawyer brought the Beavers to within nine, 52-43 with 7:54 remaining, following a Mallory Bonnevie jumper.

A Fruzetti trey at the other end of the court extended the Chargers' lead back to double digits, and launched a 21-4 Colby-Sawyer run lasting over five minutes that effectively put the game beyond reach.

UMaine-Farmington committed 26 turnovers, which aided the Colby-Sawyer cause with 29 points.

The Beavers will return to the court on Saturday, Jan. 11, when they face New England College at 3:00 p.m. in Henniker, N.H.