Women's basketball wins behind Kowalski

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 29, 2011
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Jules Kowalski

HARTFORD, Conn. --- Jules Kowalski had a collegiate-high 26 points and added 13 rebounds as the Colby College women's basketball team moved to 14-4 overall with a 58-48 road win at Trinity College on Saturday.

The Mules improve to 3-2 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, while Trinity falls to 12-7 overall and 2-3 in the conference. Colby stands in fifth place in the league.

Kowalski was 7-for-9 from the field, 12-for-12 from the foul line, had 12 defensive rebounds, dished two assists, and blocked two shots. Her previous career high was 21 points in a game against Southern Maine in the 2008-09 season. Kowalski is up to 931 points and 689 rebounds for her career.

Aarika Ritchie finished with 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting, while Rachael Mack was 10-for-10 from the foul line and had 14 points and seven rebounds. Kowalski, Mack, and Ritchie accounted for 56 of Colby's 58 points. Jacky McLaughlin, who had a 3-point shot for the Mules, and Diana Manduca both had three assists.

Mack, a junior, went over 500 career rebounds and currently has 506 boards and 758 points.

The Mules helped their own cause with 27-for-31 shooting (87 percent) from the foul line, while Trinity was just 11-for-16.

Colby led the entire first half and took a 31-20 lead into halftime. The Bantams, though, did not give up and tied the game at 44-44 with 5:15 to play. Mack hit two free throws with four minutes left and Ritchie added a 3-point play with 3:09 to go in giving the Mules the lead for good.

COLBY 58, TRINITY (CONN.) 48

COLBY (14-4)

Julianne Kowalski 7-9 12-12 26; Aarika Ritchie 5-8 5-9 16; Rachael Mack 2-6

10-10 14; Jacky McLaughlin 1-3 0-0 2; Kelly Potvin 0-1 0-0 0; Jayde Bennett

0-2 0-0 0; Jen Nale 0-1 0-0 0; Jil Vaughan 0-2 0-0 0; Diana Manduca 0-1 0-0

0; Karlyn Adler 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-34 27-31 58.

TRINITY (CONN.) (12-7)

Carly Napier 4-13 7-9 17; Kaitlin Ciarleglio 3-9 0-1 9; Shantel Hanniford

3-7 0-1 6; Rebecca Cohn 3-6 0-0 6; Heather Lyhne 1-5 2-3 4; Molly McGlynn

1-1 0-0 2; Michelle Royals 0-5 2-2 2; Emily Dixon 1-2 0-0 2; Kristen Fahey

0-1 0-0 0; Moriah Sweeney 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 16-52 11-16 48.

Colby.........................  31  27 -  58

Trinity (Conn.)...............  20  28 -  48

3-point goals--Colby 1-4 (Aarika Ritchie 1-2; Jen Nale 0-1; Diana Manduca

0-1), Trinity (Conn.) 5-11 (Kaitlin Ciarleglio 3-4; Carly Napier 2-5;

Heather Lyhne 0-1; Michelle Royals 0-1). Fouled out--Colby-None, Trinity

(Conn.)-None. Rebounds--Colby 34 (Julianne Kowalski 13), Trinity (Conn.) 26

(Heather Lyhne 6). Assists--Colby 12 (Diana Manduca 3; Jacky McLaughlin 3),

Trinity (Conn.) 12 (Carly Napier 3). Total fouls--Colby 20, Trinity (Conn.)

22. Technical fouls--Colby-None, Trinity (Conn.)-None. A-175


 
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