Second Half Charge gives Colby-Sawyer the Advantage

Second Half Charge gives Colby-Sawyer the Advantage

NEW LONDON, N.H. – January 21, 2017 – The Colby-Sawyer women's basketball team pushed its win streak to four afterSaturday's 72-48 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory over UMaine-Farmington.  

Colby-Sawyer improves to 13-4 overall to surpass last year's win total. The Chargers are now 8-2 in the NAC and will travel to Maine next weekend for games at Maine Maritime and Husson. UMF drops to 3-11 overall and 3-7 in the conference. The Beavers will begin a three-game home stand on Tuesday with a 7 p.m. game against Colby. 

Senior Lexi Iannone (North Haven, Conn.) led Colby-Sawyer with 14 points. Freshman Lexie Hamilton (Sunapee, N.H.) and junior Amanda Calvo (South Deerfield, Mass.) added 13 points apiece. Freshman Tianna Sugars (Oxford, Maine) scored nine points and pulled down a team best nine rebounds.

UMF was led by sophomore Morgan Crocker (Boothbay, Maine). She scored a game-high 15 points. Senior Kennadi Grover (Cushing, Maine) was the other Beaver in double figures with 13 points.

The visitors scored the first two buckets of the game and held a lead midway through the opening quarter. Trailing 6-3, Colby-Sawyer used an 8-0 run capped by a Sugars layup to take an 11-6 lead with 1:49 to play. Courtney Alofs (Scarborough, Maine) knocked down a pair of free throws for the Beavers, which was answered by another Sugars layup before UMF's Haley Felkel (Cumberland, Maine) ended the frame with a jumper. The Chargers led 13-10 after one thanks to a 10-4 scoring advantage in the paint.

Colby-Sawyer used the paint again in the second quarter to create separation on the scoreboard. The Chargers were holding a slim 24-21 lead midway through the stanza, but used an 8-0 run on four baskets in the paint to head into halftime in front 32-21.

The home team held a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game and outscored UMF 40-27 in the final 20 minutes.