Women's Basketball falls to conference opponent Colby-Sawyer
New England College women’s basketball trailed by just 12 points at halftime but eventually fell to the Colby-Sawyer Chargers 59-77 Tuesday evening in New London. With the loss the Pilgrims fall to 6-7 overall and are still in search for their first conference win of the season. The win improves Colby-Sawyer to 8-5 overall and 2-0 in TCCC play.
The first 10 minutes of the game were played evenly, with the Pilgrims holding a slim 21-20 lead. Seniors LaShawnda Wilson (Burlington, Vt.) and Ashley Hutton (Lebanon, N.H.) paced New England College in the first half with 10 and seven points, respectively. Trailing by one, Colby-Sawyer went on a 13-0 run over the next five minutes to give themselves a cushion. The teams traded baskets for the remainder of the first half which ended on a 30-foot three-pointer buzzer-beater by NEC’s Wilson. Colby-Sawyer took a 42-30 lead into the locker room at the half and held a 30-15 edge in rebounding. Stravinsky poured in 10 of her 15 points in the first stanza. Junior Terri Duffy (Marshfield, Mass.) had a solid first half with nine points and eight rebounds.
The Chargers held a steady lead throughout the second half and was led by senior Emma Pasquale (Eliot, Maine). She finished the game with 11 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Senior Stevi Valle (Wales, Mass.) contributed seven points and a game-high seven assists.
Wilson finished with a game-high 19 points for the Pilgrims. Junior Kendall Wolfson (Lyndeborough, N.H.) tallied 10 points and five rebounds.
(Game recap courtesy of Colby-Sawyer College Sports Information)