Mack, Vaughan lead Colby women's basketball past Trinity

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 20, 2012
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Kelly Potvin

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Rachael Mack (Augusta, Maine) finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, and three assists as the Colby College women's basketball team held off a scrappy Trinity College squad by a 60-56 count in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Friday night.
 
The Mules move to 12-2 overall and 3-1 in league play, while Trinity falls to 6-8 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
 
Mack was 6-for-9 from the field and 6-for-6 from the foul line as the Mules used their big height advantage in the game. Mack, a 6-foot-2 forward, combined with 6-3 forward Jil Vaughan (Wareham, Mass.) for 30 points and 17 rebounds. Kelly Potvin (Sherborn, Mass.), a 6-1 forward, added five points, six rebounds, and two assists off the bench.
 
Jacky McLaughlin (Medfield, Mass.) added 11 points and Aarika Ritchie (Lee, Maine) had nine points and three assists for the Mules, who had a 42-34 rebound advantage.
 
Trinity, which trailed 30-24 at halftime, trailed by as much as 10 points in the second half. However, the Bantams continually fought back and had two opportunities to take the lead in the final eight minutes of play. Trinity only trailed 50-47 after Paige Greene (Owings Mills, Md.) hit a pair of free throws with 4:44 to play, but McLaughlin followed with a 3-point shot on Colby's next possession and the Mules led by four points or more the rest of the way.
 
Heather Lyhne (Wethersfield, Conn.) had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Bantams. Kaitlin Ciarleglio (Waterbury, Conn.) added 13 points and a game-high seven assists.
 
COLBY 60, TRINITY 56
TRINITY (6-8, 1-3 NESCAC)
Heather Lyhne 7-10 0-0 14; Kaitlin Ciarleglio 5-7 2-2 13; Michelle Royals
3-9 0-1 7; Taylor Murtaugh 3-5 0-1 6; Moriah Sweeney 3-9 0-3 6; Abigail
Hancock 1-3 0-0 3; Paige Greene 0-1 3-4 3; Shantel Hanniford 1-3 0-0 2;
Emily Dixon 0-3 1-2 1; Carly Napier 0-10 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 7-15 56.
COLBY (12-2, 3-1 NESCAC)
Rachael Mack 6-9 6-6 18; Jil Vaughan 6-11 0-2 12; Jacky McLaughlin 2-7 5-6
11; Aarika Ritchie 3-7 3-4 9; Kelly Potvin 2-5 1-1 5; Jayde Bennett 1-5 0-0
3; Diana Manduca 0-6 2-2 2; Jen Nale 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-51 17-21 60.
Trinity....................... 24 32 - 56
Colby......................... 30 30 - 60
3-point goals-Trinity 3-14 (Michelle Royals 1-3; Abigail Hancock 1-3;
Kaitlin Ciarleglio 1-3; Carly Napier 0-5), Colby 3-17 (Jacky McLaughlin 2-6;
Jayde Bennett 1-1; Aarika Ritchie 0-3; Diana Manduca 0-5; Jen Nale 0-1;
Rachael Mack 0-1). Fouled out--Trinity-None, Colby-None. Rebounds-Trinity 34
(Taylor Murtaugh 8), Colby 42 (Rachael Mack 9). Assists-Trinity 19 (Kaitlin
Ciarleglio 7), Colby 15 (Diana Manduca 4). Total fouls-Trinity 15, Colby 16.
A-300

 
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