Women's basketball tops UNE

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 7, 2010
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Rachael Mack

BIDDEFORD, Maine --- The 25th-ranked Colby College women's basketball team went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the final two minutes in holding on for a 58-53 victory at University of New England on Tuesday night in non-conference play.

The Mules move to 5-1 overall and will play host to University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Rachael Mack and Diana Manduca both had 12 points to lead Colby's offense, while junior point guard Aarika Ritchie finished with 11 points. Mack also had seven rebounds and two blocked shots, Manduca finished with four assists and two steals, and Jules Kowalski also had seven rebounds. Colby guard Jacky McLaughlin had seven points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

After battling to as 27-27 halftime tie, the game remained close in the second half. The Mules held a slight 48-47 edge with 3:13 to play. Ritchie hit a basket to make it 50-47 only to see Beth Suggs cut the margin to 50-49 for UNE (5-4) with just 1:58 to play. Colby received 2-for-2 efforts from the foul line by Mack, Ritchie, McLaughlin, and Manduca in the final 1:42 to pull away for the win.

Kelley Paradis led UNE with a game-high 17 points.

COLBY 58, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 53

COLBY (5-1)

Diana Manduca 3-9 5-8 12; Rachael Mack 4-8 4-4 12; Aarika Ritchie 4-8 2-2

11; Jacky McLaughlin 2-4 2-2 7; Jil Vaughan 2-8 0-0 4; Julianne Kowalski 2-5

0-0 4; Karlyn Adler 1-1 0-0 3; Kelly Potvin 1-2 0-0 2; Jen Nale 1-3 0-0 2;

Jayde Bennett 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 20-50 14-18 58.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND (5-4)

Kelley Paradis 7-12 2-4 17; Beth Suggs 3-9 3-7 9; Carrie Bunnell 2-9 2-2 7;

Kari Pelletier 3-6 0-0 6; Margo Russell 1-6 3-4 5; Chelsey Meszaros 0-2 4-4

4; Liz LeBlanc 1-4 1-2 3; Eden Cianciolo 1-3 0-0 2; Michelle Williams 0-0

0-0 0. Totals 18-51 15-23 53.

Colby.........................   27   31  -   58

University of New England.....   27   26  -   53

3-point goals--Colby 4-14 (Aarika Ritchie 1-3; Karlyn Adler 1-1; Diana

Manduca 1-5; Jacky McLaughlin 1-2; Jen Nale 0-2; Jil Vaughan 0-1),

University of New England 2-11 (Kelley Paradis 1-1; Carrie Bunnell 1-3; Kari

Pelletier 0-3; Margo Russell 0-1; Chelsey Meszaros 0-1; Liz LeBlanc 0-2).

Fouled out--Colby-None, University of New England-None. Rebounds--Colby 38

(Rachael Mack 7; Julianne Kowalski 7), University of New England 28 (Carrie

Bunnell 7). Assists--Colby 9 (Diana Manduca 4), University of New England 6

(Margo Russell 2). Total fouls--Colby 16, University of New England 15.

Technical fouls--Colby-None, University of New England-None. A-146


 
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