Women's basketball romps to title win

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 21, 2009
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Jil Vaughan

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Jil Vaughan (Wareham, Mass.) earned all-tournament team honors after scoring 22 points off the bench and tourney MVP Julianne Kowalski (Montville, N.J.) had a second straight solid game with 12 points as the Colby College women's basketball team won the Colby Tournament with a dominating 90-54 win over St. Joseph's College in the title game on Saturday.

Vaughan, a 6-foot-3 forward, shot 10-for-16 from the field, had eight rebounds, five assists, and had no turnovers in 19 minutes of action. Kowalski added 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting and had four rebounds.

The Mules (2-0) had many fine offensive performances while shooting 54 percent (35-for-65) from the field and 62 percent (8-for-13) from 3-point range. Alison Cappelloni (Sudbury, Mass.) was 4-for-5 from 3-point range on the way to a game-high 17 points. Sophomore point guard Aarika Ritchie (Lee, Maine) added 10 points and dished eight assists, while Rachael Mack (Augusta, Maine) added 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting. Samantha Allen (Bridgton, Maine) had nine points and five rebounds and first-year guard Diana Manduca (Portland, Maine) added five rebounds and four assists.

Carolyn Freeman (Scarborough, Maine) made the all-tournament team for the Monks after scoring 10 points. Ashley Geel (St. George, Maine) added 11 points and six rebounds, Allie Parent (Camden, Maine) had 10 points and seven assists, and Danyelle Shufelt (Sutton, Vt.) had 10 points.

St. Joseph's tied the game at 10-10 with 14:11 left in the first half, but the Mules exploded on a 29-9 run over the next nine minutes to take a commanding 39-19 lead. Ritchie had six points and one assist over the final 4:21 to push the Colby lead to 53-26 at halftime.

Colby did not let up in the second half, using a 23-8 run over the opening 8:38 of play to take a 76-34 lead.

The Mules had 16 assists on their 20 made field goals in the first half and finished with 25 assists on 35 made field goals. Colby also had a 41-25 advantage on the boards and forced the Monks into 25 turnovers.

Colby plays host to Maine-Farmington on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

COLBY 90, ST. JOSEPH'S 54

ST. JOSEPH'S (1-2)

Ashley Geel 4-15 3-4 11; Carolyn Freeman 4-10 0-0 10; Danyelle Shufelt 4-6

0-0 10; Allie Parent 4-6 1-1 10; Casey Drake 3-5 0-1 6; Allison Miner 2-4

0-0 4; Megan McDevitt 1-4 0-0 3; Jess Bridges 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 22-53 4-6

54.

COLBY (2-0)

Jil Vaughan 10-16 2-2 22; Alison Cappelloni 6-8 1-1 17; Julianne Kowalski

6-10 0-0 12; Rachael Mack 5-7 1-2 11; Aarika Ritchie 2-3 4-4 10; Samantha

Allen 3-6 2-2 9; Diane Manduca 1-3 1-2 3; Karlyn Adler 1-4 0-0 3; Jacky

McLaughlin 1-5 0-0 2; Kelly Potvin 0-3 1-4 1. Totals 35-65 12-17 90.

St. Joseph's..................   26   28  -   54

Colby.........................   53   37  -   90

3-point goals--St. Joseph's 6-17 (Carolyn Freeman 2-5; Danyelle Shufelt 2-4;

Megan McDevitt 1-1; Allie Parent 1-1; Jess Bridges 0-2; Ashley Geel 0-4),

Colby 8-13 (Alison Cappelloni 4-5; Aarika Ritchie 2-2; Karlyn Adler 1-3;

Samantha Allen 1-2; Diane Manduca 0-1). Fouled out--St. Joseph's-None,

Colby-None. Rebounds--St. Joseph's 25 (Ashley Geel 6), Colby 41 (Jil Vaughan

8). Assists--St. Joseph's 16 (Allie Parent 7), Colby 25 (Aarika Ritchie 8).

Total fouls--St. Joseph's 13, Colby 14. Technical fouls--St. Joseph's-None,

Colby-None. A-275

 

 

 
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