Win streak ends at eight for women's basketball

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 22, 2010
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Julianne Kowalski

MEDFORD, Mass. --- The winning streak for the Colby College women's basketball team ended at eight in a row after 16th-ranked Tufts University got off to a quick start and never trailed in a 72-57 victory over the 25th-ranked Mules on Friday night.

Colby falls to 12-2 overall and 1-1 in New England Small College Athletic Conference play, while Tufts moves to 14-2 overall and 2-1 in league play.

The Jumbos scored the first 10 points of the game and forced Colby to battle hard the rest of the half to try and get back in the game. The Mules did so and only trailed 34-29 at halftime. Colby cut the lead to 36-35 when Diana Manduca nailed a 3-point shot with 16:35 left in the game, but Tufts went on an 8-0 run after that to make the score 44-35 with 14:48 to play. The Mules never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.

"Having beaten Tufts last year in Waterville, I knew they would be ready for us and they certainly were," said Colby head coach Lori Gear McBride. "Getting into an early hole against such a good team on the road is difficult to overcome. That being said, I was pleased with our composure and resiliency in the opening half and our ability to make it a competitive game."

Julia Baily had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Jumbos, while Kate Barnosky finished with 18 points. Colby did hold NESCAC leading scorer Colleen Hart (19.2 points per game) to just 2-for-11 shooting and six points.

Julianne Kowalski finished with 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting and five rebounds to lead Colby. Aarika Ritchie added nine points, Alison Cappelloni had eight points and six boards, and Manduca and Samantha Allen both had seven points. Jacky McLaughlin was 3-for-3 from the field and had six points.

Colby will play at Bates College in a league game Saturday at 2 p.m.

"Opening league play on the road against two nationally-ranked teams is a great challenge, and we have another game tomorrow against a tough opponent in Bates," Gear McBride said. "We'll need to be mentally and physically ready to take advantage of a great opportunity to end the week on a positive note."

TUFTS 72, COLBY 57

COLBY (12-2, 1-1 NESCAC)

Julianne Kowalski 6-9 1-2 13; Aarika Ritchie 3-6 3-3 9; Alison Cappelloni

3-11 0-0 8; Samantha Allen 3-6 1-1 7; Diana Manduca 3-8 0-1 7; Jacky

McLaughlin 3-3 0-0 6; Jil Vaughan 1-3 2-2 4; Kelly Potvin 1-2 1-3 3; Rachael

Mack 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-50 8-12 57.

TUFTS (14-2, 2-1 NESCAC)

Julia Baily 6-12 8-9 20; Kate Barnosky 5-9 4-4 18; Tiffany Kornegay 4-12 4-5

12; Colleen Hart 2-11 2-2 6; Vanessa Miller 2-2 0-0 4; Sarah Nolet 2-4 0-0

4; Katie Wholey 1-2 0-0 3; Lindsay Weiner 1-4 0-0 3; Shannon Robinson 1-1

0-0 2; Samantha Tye 0-0 0-0 0; Bre Dufault 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 24-58 18-22 72.

Colby.........................   29   28  -   57

Tufts..........................   34   38  -   72

3-point goals--Colby 3-11 (Alison Cappelloni 2-6; Diana Manduca 1-1;

Samantha Allen 0-3; Aarika Ritchie 0-1), TUFW 6-11 (Kate Barnosky 4-5;

Lindsay Weiner 1-1; Katie Wholey 1-2; Bre Dufault 0-1; Colleen Hart 0-2).

Fouled out--Colby-Aarika Ritchie, TUFW-None. Rebounds--Colby 34 (Alison

Cappelloni 6; Jil Vaughan 6), TUFW 34 (Julia Baily 9). Assists--Colby 8 (Jil

Vaughan 2; Samantha Allen 2), TUFW 9 (Kate Barnosky 3; Vanessa Miller 3).

Total fouls--Colby 18, TUFW 17. Technical fouls--Colby-None, TUFW-None.

A-350

 

 

 

 
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