Potvin, Mack lead women's basketball past Bates

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 23, 2010
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Kelly Potvin

LEWISTON, Maine --- A day after having an eight-game winning streak snapped, the Colby College women's basketball team bounced back in an impressive way with a 77-71 win over Bates College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game Saturday.

The 25th-ranked Mules, who swept the two-game season series with Bates, improve to 13-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Bates falls to 9-10 overall and 0-4 in the league.

"This is a game that you have a chance to look back on at the end of the season as a potentially defining one," Colby head coach Lori Gear McBride said. "Coming out of our first two weekends with a winning record is something we wanted to do and it gives us great momentum after a tough game last night at Tufts."

Kelly Potvin came off the bench with 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting, while Rachael Mack had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Aarika Ritchie added 10 points and five assists, Diana Manduca scored nine points and had six assists, Alison Cappelloni had nine points and eight boards, and Julianne Kowaski and Samantha Allen both had eight points.

"Kelly Potvin was huge for us today.  We talked before the weekend about how back-to-back games against such quality opponents will require contributions from everyone and Kelly responded when her name was called today," Gear McBride said. "I am so happy for her because she has worked so hard and has improved tremendously this year."

Colby opened up a 40-33 halftime lead, but Bates fought back at the beginning of the second half and took a 53-47 lead with 13:31 left in the game. With the Bobcats up 62-60 with 7:09 to play, Mack and Ritchie both scored five points in a 10-0 run to give the Mules the lead for good at 70-62 with 3:01 to play. Bates once again battled back and only trailed 70-69 with 1:43 to play only to see Manduca nail a 3-point shot with 1:02 left to take a 73-69 margin.

"Down the stretch, Rachael Mack and Diana Manduca each made a series of unbelievably gutsy plays," Gear McBride said. "Everyone stepped up at different points in the game, but their play in the final minutes changed the outcome."

Lauren Yanofsky paced Bates with 19 points and Allie Beaulieu had 15.

COLBY 77, BATES COLLEGE 71

COLBY (13-2, 2-1 NESCAC)

Kelly Potvin 6-9 2-4 14; Rachael Mack 4-11 3-4 11; Aarika Ritchie 4-7 0-1

10; Alison Cappelloni 3-7 0-0 9; Diana Manduca 3-7 1-1 9; Samantha Allen 2-7

2-2 8; Julianne Kowalski 2-5 4-4 8; Jil Vaughan 2-4 2-3 6; Jacky McLaughlin

0-3 2-2 2. Totals 26-60 16-21 77.

BATES COLLEGE (9-10, 0-4 NESCAC)

Lauren Yanofsky 7-12 4-4 19; Allie Beaulieu 5-10 0-0 15; Lauren Dobish 3-7

2-2 9; Jessie Igoe 4-6 0-0 8; Kellie Goodridge 2-11 0-0 6; Kelsey Flaherty

2-4 1-1 5; Annie Burns 2-6 0-0 4; Taryn O'Connell 1-5 0-0 3; Bri Hawkins 1-3

0-0 2; Christine McCall 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 27-68 7-7 71.

Colby.........................   40   37  -   77

Bates College.................   33   38  -   71

3-point goals--Colby 9-16 (Alison Cappelloni 3-4; Diana Manduca 2-2; Aarika

Ritchie 2-2; Samantha Allen 2-7; Jacky McLaughlin 0-1), Bates College 10-29

(Allie Beaulieu 5-8; Kellie Goodridge 2-10; Taryn O'Connell 1-2; Lauren

Dobish 1-2; Lauren Yanofsky 1-3; Christine McCall 0-1; Annie Burns 0-3).

Fouled out--Colby-None, Bates College-Allie Beaulieu. Rebounds--Colby 49

(Rachael Mack 12), Bates College 30 (Lauren Yanofsky 5; Jessie Igoe 5).

Assists--Colby 19 (Diana Manduca 6), Bates College 19 (Annie Burns 8). Total

fouls--Colby 12, Bates College 18. Technical fouls--Colby-None, Bates

College-None. A-410

 

 

 
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