Women's basketball reaches 20 wins

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 12, 2010
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Alison Cappelloni

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Alison Cappelloni  (Sudbury, Mass.) made all six of her field goal attempts, including a 4-for-4 effort from 3-point range, to help the Colby College women's basketball team earn victory number 20 in an 83-57 victory over Connecticut College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Friday night.

The Mules move to 20-3 overall and 6-2 in the NESCAC heading into the regular season finale against Wesleyan University on Saturday at 2 p.m. Connecticut College falls to 8-15 and 0-8 in the league and will end the season at Bowdoin College on Saturday at 2 p.m.

"We have a big game tomorrow and want to close out the regular season on a positive note," Colby head coach Lori Gear McBride said. "There will be a lot of emotion for our two seniors (Cappelloni, Samantha Allen) and we'll need to stay focused and channel that energy properly."

Cappelloni is up to 175 career 3-point shots and has 52 this season. Both are Colby records she continues to break every time she nails another trey.

Julianne Kowalski (Montville, N.J.) had eight points, a team-high 11 rebounds, and four assists for Colby. Kowalski, a junior, moved to within six rebounds of 500 for her career.

Jil Vaughan (Wareham, Mass.) came off the bench and added 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting and six rebounds. Rachael Mack (Augusta, Maine) finished with 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Samantha Allen (Bridgton, Maine) also had 10 points, Aarika Ritchie (Lee, Maine) finished with eight points on 4-for-4 shooting and three assists, and Kelly Potvin (Sherborn, Mass.) had seven points.

The Mules opened up a 30-14 lead in the opening half and held a 40-25 lead at intermission. Colby took command in the second half and led 63-40 with 9:18 remaining. The Mules then went on a 13-0 run to take a 76-40 lead.

"I am very pleased with the way we shot the ball and worked on the defensive end," Gear McBride said. "We had great ball movement which created high percentage shots."

Jennifer Shinall (Redding, Conn.) had 19 points, six assists, five rebounds, and three steals for the Camels. Emily Cummings (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) added 13 points.

COLBY 83, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 57

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE (8-15, 0-8 NESCAC)

Jennifer Shinall 7-12 1-1 19; Emily Cummings 5-10 0-0 13; Laura Coderre 4-10

0-0 8; Amy Towne 2-10 1-2 5; Jacqueline Shinall 2-5 0-0 4; Kim Horne 2-6 0-0

4; Rita Holak 1-4 0-0 2; Anne Fierberg 0-1 2-2 2; Tori Verrengia 0-1 0-0 0;

Bradie Hutchinson 0-0 0-0 0; Kacie Quick 0-1 0-0 0; Jeanna Dunleavy 0-1 0-0

0; Taylor Sawatzki 0-0 0-0 0; Jackie DeFeo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-61 4-5 57.

COLBY (20-3, 6-2 NESCAC)

Alison Cappelloni 6-6 0-0 16; Jil Vaughan 5-6 3-4 13; Rachael Mack 5-13 0-0

10; Samantha Allen 3-8 2-2 10; Julianne Kowalski 4-8 0-0 8; Aarika Ritchie

4-4 0-0 8; Kelly Potvin 3-8 1-2 7; Jacky McLaughlin 2-3 0-0 6; Diana Manduca

2-3 0-0 4; Jayde Bennett 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 34-61 7-10 83.

Connecticut College...........   25   32  -   57

Colby.........................   40   43  -   83

3-point goals--Connecticut College 7-14 (Jennifer Shinall 4-6; Emily

Cummings 3-6; Jacqueline Shinall 0-1; Kacie Quick 0-1), Colby 8-13 (Alison

Cappelloni 4-4; Samantha Allen 2-5; Jacky McLaughlin 2-3; Julianne Kowalski

0-1). Fouled out--Connecticut College-None, Colby-None.

Rebounds--Connecticut College 24 (Jennifer Shinall 5), Colby 45 (Julianne

Kowalski 11). Assists--Connecticut College 16 (Jennifer Shinall 6), Colby 22

(Julianne Kowalski 4; Rachael Mack 4). Total fouls--Connecticut College 15,

Colby 10. Technical fouls--Connecticut College-None, Colby-None. A-225

 

 
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