Women's basketball wins title in Florida

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 3, 2010
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Jil Vaughan

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. --- The Colby College women's basketball team improved to 8-1 overall and won the ECAC Holiday Festival Bracket B title after a 90-48 romp of College of Staten Island on Sunday.

The Mules had started their trip to Florida with a 61-53 victory over King's College on Saturday and closed the trip Sunday with an easier victory. Colby led 14-3 just 4:25 into the game, cruised to a 35-11 margin about 13 minutes into the half, and was up 51-20 at halftime.

Jil Vaughan earned Bracket B Most Outstanding Player honors after scoring 16 points and pulling down eight rebounds in the win against Staten Island. She had 12 points and eight rebounds at halftime. Vaughan shot 6-for-7 from the field and made all four of her free throws.

Alison Cappelloni led all scorers with 17 points and chipped in with six rebounds. Cappelloni is just 11 points shy of reaching 1,000 for her career and will now get an opportunity to reach the milestone at home when the Mules entertain Husson College on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Samantha Allen added 16 points and three assists for the Mules. Julianne Kowalski had a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, Aarika Ritchie finished with 10 points and three assists, Kelly Potvin had eight points, Rachael Mack blocked three shots and had six points, and first-years Jacky McLaughlin and Diana Manduca both had four assists.

Colby held Staten Island (3-6) to just 25.7 percent (18-for-70) shooting and had a 54-36 rebounding advantage. The Mules pulled down 114 rebounds in the two Florida games. Colby shot a blazing 9-for-15 from 3-point range and had a 15-for-17 effort from the foul line. Cappelloni and Allen were both 3-for-5 from 3-point range and Ritchie was 2-for-3.

COLBY 90, STATEN ISLAND 48

STATEN ISLAND (3-6)

Shanahan, Allie 3-13 3-4 11; Panariello, Kristen 3-11 2-2 8; Zajonc, Denise

2-11 1-2 7; Johnson, Caitlyn 3-11 0-0 6; Tierno, Olivia 3-8 0-0 6; Hepworth,

Katelyn 2-6 2-2 6; Antoine, Anica 1-3 0-0 2; McLaughlin, Danielle 1-7 0-0 2;

Quattrocchi, Nicole 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-70 8-10 48.

COLBY (8-1)

Alison Cappelloni 5-12 4-4 17; Jil Vaughan 6-7 4-4 16; Samantha Allen 5-11

3-4 16; Julianne Kowalski 5-13 2-3 12; Aarika Ritchie 4-7 0-0 10; Kelly

Potvin 3-9 2-2 8; Rachael Mack 3-4 0-0 6; Jacky McLaughlin 2-5 0-0 5; Diana

Manduca 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-70 15-17 90.

Staten Island.................   20   28  -   48

Colby.........................   51   39  -   90

3-point goals--Staten Island 4-24 (Shanahan, Allie 2-7; Zajonc, Denise 2-4;

Johnson, Caitlyn 0-1; Tierno, Olivia 0-1; Hepworth, Katelyn 0-1; Antoine,

Anica 0-1; McLaughlin, Danielle 0-4; Panariello, Kristen 0-5), Colby 9-15

(Samantha Allen 3-5; Alison Cappelloni 3-5; Aarika Ritchie 2-3; Jacky

McLaughlin 1-2). Fouled out--Staten Island-None, Colby-None.

Rebounds--Staten Island 36 (Tierno, Olivia 6; Zajonc, Denise 6), Colby 54

(Julianne Kowalski 13). Assists--Staten Island 13 (Panariello, Kristen 7),

Colby 22 (Jacky McLaughlin 4; Diana Manduca 4). Total fouls--Staten Island

11, Colby 13. Technical fouls--Staten Island-None, Colby-None. A-132

ECAC Holiday Festival 2010

Colby College Wins Bracket B

 

 
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