Women's basketball loses playoff game

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 23, 2008
AMHERST, Mass. --- The Colby College women's basketball team stayed close to Amherst College for the first 25 minutes of the game before the 14th-ranked Jeffs pulled away in an 83-53 win in a New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal playoff game Saturday.

The eighth-seeded Mules finish the season at 9-16, while top-seeded Amherst (23-2) will host the semifinal round and championship game next weekend.

Alison Cappelloni was 5-for-9 from 3-point range and led Colby with 20 ponts. Katie McCabe chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds in her final game and finished her career as Colby's fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,241 points and 729 rebounds. Karlyn Adler added 10 points for the Mules.

Stefanie Reiff paced Amherst with 24 points on 10-for-13 shooting.

The Mules trailed 41-31 at halftime and stayed in the game for the first five minutes of the second half.

AMHERST COLLEGE 83, COLBY COLLEGE 53

COLBY COLLEGE (9-16)

Alison Cappelloni 6-18 5-9 20; Katie McCabe 5-11 5-7 15; Karlyn Adler 2-5 4-4 10; Julianne Kowalski 2-4 0-1 4; Beth Bartley 1-1 0-0 2; Heather Pratt 0-2 0-0 0; Mary Cummings 0-1 0-0 0; Abby Harris 0-4 0-0 0; Heather Quadir 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 16-48 16-23 53.

AMHERST COLLEGE (23-2)

Stefanie Reiff 10-13 4-4 24; Shaina Pollack 5-9 1-2 12; Anne-Claire Roesch 4-9 0-0 9; Amanda Otieno 2-4 4-6 9; Jaclyn Daigneault 2-2 4-5 8; Stacy Brossy 2-4 3-4 8; Sarah Leyman 2-2 1-2 5; Samantha Swensen 2-4 0-0 4; Courtney Long 1-3 0-0 2; Yasmine Harik 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 30-52 19-28 83.

Colby College.................  31  22  -  53

Amherst College...............  41  42  -  83

3-point goals-Colby College 5-12 (Alison Cappelloni 3-7; Karlyn Adler 2-2; Heather Pratt 0-2; Heather Quadir 0-1), Amherst College 4-10 (Stacy Brossy 1-3; Shaina Pollack 1-1; Amanda Otieno 1-2; Anne-Claire Roesch 1-4). Fouled out--Colby College-None, Amherst College-None. Rebounds-Colby College 27 (Katie McCabe 7), Amherst College 35 (Jaclyn Daigneault 5; Anne-Claire Roesch 5). Assists-Colby College 5 (Mary Cummings 2), Amherst College 11 (Courtney Long 3). Total fouls-Colby College 23, Amherst College 18.


 
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