No. 20 women's basketball tops UMF

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 23, 2010
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Aarika Ritchie

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College women's basketball started the day by moving into the top 20 in the new Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III national poll and ended it with a dominating 83-47 non-conference home opener win over University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Mules, ranked 20th in the latest poll, improved to 3-0 overall. The Beavers dropped to 0-3.

Colby had five players in double figures and had 25 team assists in opening up a 46-23 halftime bulge. Jil Vaughan (Wareham, Mass.) had 17 points and eight rebounds, Rachael Mack (Augusta, Maine) added a double-double in scoring and rebounding with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and point guard Aarika Ritchie (Lee, Maine) had 13 points and three assists.

Jennifer Nale (Waterville/Waterville, Maine), playing her first collegiate game in her hometown, finished with three 3-points shots and added 11 points and three assists. Karlyn Adler (Rye Brook, N.Y.) had 10 points and three assists, while captain Jules Kowalski had a game-high four assists, six points, and six rebounds.

Colby finished with a 51-32 rebounding advantage in the game, though the teams were 20-20 at the end of the first half. The Mules had 25 offensive rebounds and took 80 shots in the game.

Colby led 9-7 about four minutes into the game and then used a 27-9 run to lead 36-16 with 5:27 to intermission.

Jillian Ross (Belfast, Maine) had 14 points and six rebounds to lead the Beavers, while Kenni Norton (Strong, Maine) added 11 points.

COLBY 83, MAINE-FARMINGTON 47

MAINE-FARMINGTON (0-3)

Jillian Ross 5-10 3-4 14; Kenni Norton 5-7 1-3 11; Katherine Gagne 1-1 2-2

4; Lindsay Gordon 2-6 0-0 4; Kelsey Graffam 2-3 0-0 4; Alyssa Neptune 2-4

0-0 4; Emily Higgins 1-3 0-0 2; Paige Saunders 1-4 0-0 2; Holly Oliver 1-5

0-0 2; Mallory Bonnevie 0-0 0-0 0; Emma Morrison 0-2 0-0 0; Amber Allen 0-0

0-0 0; Ashley Busque 0-5 0-0 0; Rachel Clement 0-1 0-0 0; Bianca Stoutamyer

0-1 0-0 0; Hannah Roy 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-54 6-9 47.

COLBY (3-0)

Jil Vaughan 7-15 3-4 17; Aarika Ritchie 4-5 3-3 13; Rachael Mack 5-11 1-2

11; Jen Nale 4-12 0-0 11; Karlyn Adler 4-6 0-0 10; Julianne Kowalski 3-8 0-0

6; Diana Manduca 2-6 1-2 5; Kelly Potvin 2-7 0-0 4; Jacky McLaughlin 2-3 0-0

4; Jayde Bennett 1-3 0-0 2; Gabrielle Donahue 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 34-80 8-11

83.

Maine-Farmington..............  23  24 -  47

Colby.........................  46  37 -  83

3-point goals--Maine-Farmington 1-5 (Jillian Ross 1-1; Lindsay Gordon 0-1;

Emma Morrison 0-1; Ashley Busque 0-1; Hannah Roy 0-1), Colby 7-21 (Jen Nale

3-8; Aarika Ritchie 2-3; Karlyn Adler 2-3; Diana Manduca 0-1; Jacky

McLaughlin 0-1; Gabrielle Donahue 0-2; Julianne Kowalski 0-2; Jil Vaughan

0-1). Fouled out--Maine-Farmington-None, Colby-None.

Rebounds--Maine-Farmington 32 (Jillian Ross 6), Colby 51 (Rachael Mack 10).

Assists--Maine-Farmington 9 (Ashley Busque 2; Rachel Clement 2; Lindsay

Gordon 2; Holly Oliver 2), Colby 25 (Julianne Kowalski 4). Total

fouls--Maine-Farmington 9, Colby 12. Technical fouls--Maine-Farmington-None,

Colby-None. A-250


 
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