Women's basketball pulls away from MMA

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 1, 2010
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Diana Manduca

CASTINE, Maine ---  The 19th-ranked Colby College women's basketball team had three players with 14 points as the Mules moved to 4-0 overall with a 72-53 non-conference victory at Maine Maritime Academy on Wednesday night.

The Mules had a chance to get ready for Saturday's big non-conference game at rival Bowdoin College at 2 p.m.

Colby captain Jules Kowalski led the way with 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting and eight rebounds. Rachael Mack added 14 points on 7-for-11 shooting and seven rebounds along with three blocked shots, three steals, and two assists. Diana Manduca was 5-for-6 from the field and 4-for-5 from the foul line for 14 points, five rebounds, and three assists.

Besides Manduca, the Mules received solid guard play from Aarika Ritchie and Jayde Bennett. Ritchie added 10 points, five rebounds, and four assists --- and Bennett finished with five points and five steals.

The Mules, who had a 36-27 halftime lead, shot 51 percent from the field and forced MMA into 35 percent shooting. Colby also had a sizable 45-31 advantage in rebounding.

Brittany Hunt and Casey Everest both had 11 points for the Mariners.

COLBY 72, MAINE MARITIME 53

COLBY (4-0)

Diana Manduca 5-6 4-5 14; Rachael Mack 7-11 0-0 14; Julianne Kowalski 6-11

2-2 14; Aarika Ritchie 4-9 2-2 10; Jayde Bennett 2-5 1-4 5; Jacky McLaughlin

2-7 0-0 4; Jen Nale 2-5 0-0 4; Kelly Potvin 2-4 0-0 4; Jil Vaughan 1-2 1-2

3; Gabrielle Donahue 0-0 0-0 0; Karlyn Adler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-60 10-15

72.

MAINE MARITIME WOMEN (2-2)

Brittany Hunt 4-11 0-0 11; Casey Everest 4-10 2-5 11; Samantha Goda 5-13 0-2

10; Jess Stahl 3-4 2-4 8; Casey McCloskey 2-5 0-1 4; Amethyst Cousins 1-2

1-2 3; Maggie Smith 1-4 0-2 2; Leah Jackson 1-2 0-0 2; Alexis Bennett 1-4

0-0 2; Kari Jones 0-2 0-0 0; Courtney Dufour 0-1 0-0 0; Katie Pushard 0-4

0-0 0. Totals 22-62 5-16 53.

Colby.........................   36   36  -   72

Maine Maritime Women..........   27   26  -   53

3-point goals--Colby 0-5 (Diana Manduca 0-1; Aarika Ritchie 0-2; Jacky

McLaughlin 0-1; Jen Nale 0-1), Maine Maritime Women 4-15 (Brittany Hunt 3-6;

Casey Everest 1-4; Casey McCloskey 0-2; Maggie Smith 0-2; Courtney Dufour

0-1). Fouled out--Colby-None, Maine Maritime Women-None. Rebounds--Colby 45

(Julianne Kowalski 8), Maine Maritime Women 31 (Samantha Goda 6).

Assists--Colby 17 (Aarika Ritchie 4), Maine Maritime Women 17 (Casey

McCloskey 4). Total fouls--Colby 18, Maine Maritime Women 11. Technical

fouls--Colby-None, Maine Maritime Women-None.


 
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