Women's basketball tops Middlebury

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 7, 2009
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Julianne Kowalski

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College women’s basketball team made it a 2-0 weekend in New England Small College Athletic Conference play after holding Middlebury College to 25 percent shooting and blocking nine shots in a 62-45 win on Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Mules are 11-9 overall and 3-4 in NESCAC play heading into next Friday’s league game at Connecticut College at 7 p.m. Middlebury fell to 7-14 overall and 1-6 in conference play. The Mules improved to 9-3 this season at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Mules had six of their nine blocked shots in the first half in opening up a 31-19 lead. Colby held the Panthers to 24.2 percent shooting (8-for-33) in the opening half and 25 percent (6-for-24) in the final 20 minutes. The opponent is shooting just 34 percent against the Mules this season.

Julianne Kowalski (Montville, N.J.) and Alison Cappelloni (Sudbury, Mass.) each had double-doubles in scoring and rebounding for the Mules. Kowalski had game-highs of 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Cappelloni finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Rachael Mack (Augusta, Maine) nearly joined the double-double club, but settled for 12 points, eight rebounds, five blocked shots, two assists, and two steals. Sam Allen (Bridgton, Maine) contributed nine points, seven rebounds, and a game-high five assists for Colby.

For the second day in a row, the Mules never trailed in a game. Colby took a 74-72 win over Williams College on Friday night. The Mules led 22-9 when Cappelloni nailed a jumper with 9:38 to play. Middlebury went on a 10-0 run over the next six minutes to cut the margin to 22-19 on a layup by Kaitlyn Fallon (Swarthmore, Pa.) with 4:14 to play.

The Mules took over in the final 3:20 of play after going 6:18 without scoring a point. Mack broke the drought with a jumper with 3:20 to play and Kowalski scored five points during a 9-0 run to end the half.

With the Mules up 35-27 in the second half, Middlebury used a 6-0 run to cut the lead to 35-33 on two free throws by Lauren Sanchez (Seattle, Wash.) with 15:12 to play. Colby steadily pulled away over the next 10 minutes and took a 54-39 lead on a 3-point play by Allen with 5:11 to play. The Panthers would get as close as 11 points the rest of the way.

Sanchez finished with 13 points, five rebounds, and three steals for Middlebury. Emily Johnson (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) added seven points and three assists, while Fallon had six points and five rebounds.

COLBY 62, MIDDLEBURY 45

MIDDLEBURY (7-14, 1-6 NESCAC)

Lauren Sanchez 4-10 5-6 13; Emily Johnson 2-14 1-2 7; Ashley Barron 1-9 3-4

6; Kaitlyn Fallon 3-8 0-0 6; Alison Wells 2-4 0-0 4; Alana Wall 1-5 2-2 4;

Allison Needham 0-1 3-8 3; Elissa Goeke 1-2 0-0 2; Maddie Moreau 0-4 0-0 0;

Stephany Surette 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-57 14-22 45.

COLBY (11-9, 3-4 NESCAC)

Julianne Kowalski 8-18 2-2 18; Rachael Mack 5-8 2-2 12; Alison Cappelloni

4-14 2-2 11; Sam Allen 3-7 3-3 9; Aarika Ritchie 3-7 2-2 8; Karlyn Adler 1-1

0-0 2; Jilian Vaughan 0-4 2-2 2; Meredith Aronson 0-0 0-0 0; Mary Cummings

0-3 0-1 0; Beth Bartley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-62 13-14 62.

Middlebury....................  19  26 -  45

Colby.........................  31  31 -  62

3-point goals--Middlebury 3-12 (Emily Johnson 2-7; Ashley Barron 1-4; Maddie

Moreau 0-1), Colby 1-10 (Alison Cappelloni 1-5; Sam Allen 0-2; Aarika

Ritchie 0-2; Mary Cummings 0-1). Fouled out--Middlebury-None, Colby-None.

Rebounds--Middlebury 39 (Lauren Sanchez 5; Allison Needham 5; Kaitlyn Fallon

5), Colby 46 (Julianne Kowalski 12). Assists--Middlebury 9 (Emily Johnson

3), Colby 14 (Sam Allen 5). Total fouls--Middlebury 14, Colby 16. Technical

fouls--Middlebury-None, Colby-None. A-250

 

 

 


 
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