Women's basketball goes overtime to win opener

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 17, 2007
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. --- Katie McCabe poured in 30 points and ripped down 10 rebounds as the Colby College women's basketball team opened the season with a thrilling 85-80 win over Wheaton College in two overtimes on Saturday night at the Eastern Connecticut State Invitational.

Colby (1-0) will play Eastern Connecticut in the title game Sunday at 3 p.m. Wheaton will take on Husson in the consolation game at 1 p.m.

McCabe shot 12-for-25 from the field and played 48 minutes. Her lay-up with 3:31 left in the second overtime put Colby ahead to stay at 78-76. McCabe also nailed two free throws with 17 seconds left in the first overtime to tie the game at 74-74 and send the contest to a second extra period.

First-year player Julianne Kowalski finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, and three assists off the Colby bench. Sophomore forward Alison Cappelloni added 14 points, 13 rebounds, and three steals. Heather Quadir also came off the bench and added 12 points for the winners.

Colby held Wheaton to just 35 percent field goal shooting and stifled them in overtime to 23 percent shooting (4-for-17).

COLBY COLLEGE 85, WHEATON COLLEGE (MA) 80

COLBY COLLEGE (1-0)

Katie McCabe 12-25 6-8 30; Julianne Kowalski 6-13 4-4 16; Alison Cappelloni 6-16 1-2 14; Heather Quadir 4-6 4-6 12; Mary Cummings 1-4 4-6 7; Meredith Aronson 2-8 0-0 4; Karlyn Adler 1-6 0-1 2. Totals 32-78 19-27 85.

WHEATON COLLEGE (MA) (0-1)

Becky Aitchison 8-17 6-6 22; Krystin Hickey 7-16 6-8 20; Jenny Champney 5-16 4-6 14; Bri Smith 3-12 1-2 9; Andrea Bailey 3-12 2-3 8; Jennie Pleat 1-3 1-2 3; Callie Schneider 1-3 0-0 2; Stephanie Michals 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-80 22-29 80.

Colby College.................  37  29    8  11  -  85

Wheaton College (MA)..........  27  39    8    6  -  80

3-point goals-Colby College 2-10 (Alison Cappelloni 1-6; Mary Cummings 1-1; Meredith Aronson 0-1; Karlyn Adler 0-2), Wheaton College (MA) 2-15 (Bri Smith 2-7; Krystin Hickey 0-2; Andrea Bailey 0-5; Becky Aitchison 0-1). Fouled out--Colby College-None, Wheaton College (MA)-Jenny Champney. Rebounds-Colby College 49 (Julianne Kowalski 14), Wheaton College (MA) 49 (Jenny Champney 14). Assists-Colby College 12 (Alison Cappelloni 3; Julianne Kowalski 3), Wheaton College (MA) 10 (Becky Aitchison 4). Total fouls-Colby College 19, Wheaton College (MA) 22. A-200


 
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