Women's basketball romps past UMF

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 26, 2010
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Jil Vaughan

FARMINGTON, Maine --- Jil Vaughan scored a team-high 18 points and Alison Cappelloni moved into a tie for 11th place on Colby College's all-time scoring list as the Mules cruised to an easy 88-45 non-conference win over University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday night.

Vaughan, a 6-foot-3 forward, shot 7-for-11 from the field and was 4-of-5 from the foul line to pace the Mules, who improve to 14-2 overall. First-year guard Diana Manduca finished with 14 points, including 6-for-6 from the foul line, and dished five assists for Colby.

"Jil Vaughan was outstanding tonight. She did a great job on both ends of the floor, but played with such confidence and purpose on the offensive end in particular," Colby head coach Lori Gear McBride said. "Her size and skill around the basket are unique at this level and tough to counter."

Cappelloni scored 11 points, had four assists, and three steals. The senior forward has 1,074 career points and moved into a tie with Wendy Bonner '05 for 11th among Colby's all-time scoring leaders. Cappelloni was 3-for-3 from 3-point range and raised her percentage to 51 percent for the season.

Colby had all nine players score at least five points. Samantha Allen finished with 12 points and was 4-for-7 from 3-point range, Julianne Kowalski had nine points, and Aarika Ritchie had eight points and five assists.

The Mules shot a blazing 10-for-15 (67 percent) from 3-point range and the team was 56 percent from the field. Colby had 24 assists on its 33 made field goals and had a 38-24 rebounding advantage over UMF (6-8). The Mules came into the game ranked third in the country in rebound margin at plus-12.3 per game (now 12.4) and Colby was tied for third in 3-point field goal percentage at 40 percent (now 42).

"You don't shoot as well as we did from 3-point range without great ball movement and unselfish play," Gear McBride said. "Our post players, in particular, did a near-perfect job of kicking the ball back out to the guards in great position and made smart decisions with the basketball."

Colby darted out to an 11-0 lead after just 2:41 of play and led 38-18 at one point before settling for a 43-24 margin at intermission. The Mules scored the first six points of the second half and the rout continued.

"The team did a great job of focusing tonight and being ready from the opening tip," Gear McBride said. "Everyone was involved in the victory and did a great job. This was a team victory in the truest sense of the word."

Caitlyn Laflin paced the Beavers with 22 points and five assists.

COLBY 88, MAINE-FARMINGTON 45

COLBY (14-2)

Jil Vaughan 7-11 4-5 18; Diana Manduca 3-7 6-6 14; Samantha Allen 4-9 0-0

12; Alison Cappelloni 4-6 0-0 11; Julianne Kowalski 4-7 1-2 9; Aarika

Ritchie 4-6 0-1 8; Kelly Potvin 3-4 0-0 6; Rachael Mack 2-5 1-2 5; Jacky

McLaughlin 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 33-59 12-16 88.

MAINE-FARMINGTON (6-8)

Caitlyn Laflin 8-17 5-6 22; Katherine Gagne 2-6 0-0 4; Jillian Ross 2-6 0-0

4; Hannah Whitaker 2-3 0-0 4; Emma Morrison 2-3 0-0 4; Paige Saunders 1-2

0-0 2; Ashley Busque 0-7 2-2 2; Kenni Norton 1-5 0-0 2; Rachel Clement 0-0

1-2 1; Kelsey Graffam 0-0 0-0 0; Emily Eastman 0-0 0-0 0; Sarah Higgins 0-0

0-0 0; Lindsay Gordon 0-0 0-0 0; Michelle Paul 0-1 0-0 0; Amy Lemieux 0-0

0-0 0; Alyssa Neptune 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 18-53 8-10 45.

Colby.........................   43   45  -   88

Maine-Farmington..............   24   21  -   45

3-point goals--Colby 10-15 (Samantha Allen 4-7; Alison Cappelloni 3-3; Diana

Manduca 2-3; Jacky McLaughlin 1-1; Aarika Ritchie 0-1), Maine-Farmington

1-10 (Caitlyn Laflin 1-3; Katherine Gagne 0-1; Jillian Ross 0-1; Ashley

Busque 0-4; Alyssa Neptune 0-1). Fouled out--Colby-None,

Maine-Farmington-None. Rebounds--Colby 38 (Jil Vaughan 8), Maine-Farmington

24 (Paige Saunders 3; Ashley Busque 3). Assists--Colby 24 (Diana Manduca 5;

Aarika Ritchie 5), Maine-Farmington 11 (Caitlyn Laflin 5). Total

fouls--Colby 7, Maine-Farmington 11. Technical fouls--Colby-None,

Maine-Farmington-None. A-125

 

 
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