Cappelloni, Mack lead Mules to win

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 13, 2009
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Alison Cappelloni

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Alison Cappelloni (Sudbury, Mass.) exploded with a game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds and Rachael Mack (Augusta, Maine) also had a double-double to lead the visiting Colby College women's basketball team to a 71-61 NESCAC victory at Connecticut College (8-15, 0-8) Friday night.

The Mules (13-9 overall, 4-4 NESCAC) are in the NESCAC playoffs and can clinch the fifth seed in the upcoming tourney with a win at Wesleyan University on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Cappelloni was 10-for-18 from the field, finishing with 21 points and nine boards in the second half of action. Mack (Augusta, Maine) chipped in with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Sam Allen (Bridgton, Maine) added 11 points, nine rebounds, and six assists for the Mules, who held a 55-to-29 advantage on the boards in the triumph. 

Connecticut College freshman Jennifer Shinall (Redding Ridge, Conn.) poured in a team-high 20 points, adding four steals and two assists in the setback.  Jacqueline Shinall (Redding Ridge, Conn.) tallied 15 points and three assists, shooting a perfect 7-for-7 at the foul line. 

The Camels opened the game with 10-2 run. Jennifer Shinall netted six points during the stretch, capping the rally with a pair of free throws at the 16:07 mark. Later on in the half, the Camels reeled off an 11-to-3 run over 6:33 to build an 11 point advantage. Jennifer Shinall induced a turnover with one of her four steals and went end-to-end for a bucket with 4:07 to go to make it a 26-15 game.  The Mules maintained their composure though, ending the half with six consecutive points to pull within four at the intermission, 29-25.

In the second stanza, the frontcourt duo of Cappeloni and Mack caused problems for the smaller Camel lineup. Midway through the half, Colby  pulled away from the Camels with a 12-2 run in a span of 4:25 to build a comfortable 12-point cushion.  Mack put in a basket with 5:11 remaining that capped the rally and the Mules enjoyed a 56-44 lead.

The Camels could not get any closer than nine points away from the Mules the rest of the way. Colby iced the victory on the foul line, shooting 6-for-6 at the line in the closing 1:09 of regulation.

COLBY 71, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 61

COLBY (13-9, 4-4)

Alison Cappelloni 10-18 3-5 27; Rachael Mack 8-14 5-8 21; Sam Allen 4-10 2-2

11; Aarika Ritchie 2-4 4-5 8; Karlyn Adler 1-2 0-0 2; Julianne Kowalski 1-6

0-0 2; Jilian Vaughan 0-2 0-0 0; Beth Bartley 0-0 0-0 0; Meredith Aronson

0-0 0-0 0; Mary Cummings 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 26-61 14-20 71.

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE (8-15, 0-8)

Jennifer Shinall 7-14 4-5 20; Jacqueline Shinall 4-8 7-7 15; Laura Coderre

4-11 0-0 8; Emily Cummings 3-10 0-0 8; Kim Horne 1-8 2-4 4; Rita Holak 2-4

0-0 4; Amy Towne 1-8 0-2 2; Tori Verrengia 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-64 13-18 61.

Colby.........................   25   46  -   71

Connecticut College...........   29   32  -   61

3-point goals--Colby 5-15 (Alison Cappelloni 4-9; Sam Allen 1-4; Aarika

Ritchie 0-1; Karlyn Adler 0-1), Connecticut College 4-9 (Jennifer Shinall

2-5; Emily Cummings 2-4). Fouled out--Colby-Mary Cummings, Connecticut

College-None. Rebounds--Colby 55 (Alison Cappelloni 13), Connecticut College

29 (Laura Coderre 8). Assists--Colby 15 (Sam Allen 6), Connecticut College

11 (Jacqueline Shinall 3). Total fouls--Colby 16, Connecticut College 21.

Technical fouls--Colby-None, Connecticut College-None. A-200

 


 
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