Manduca scores 1,000th career point in setback

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 29, 2013
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Diana Manduca

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Despite the 1,000th career point from Colby College's Diana Manduca (Portland, Maine), 17th-ranked University of Southern Maine received 25 points from Jordan Grant (Concord, N.H.) to hold on for a 60-54 win over the Mules in non-conference women's basketball Tuesday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

 
Grant shot 10-for-15 from the field, had eight rebounds, and dished five assists for the Huskies (19-1 overall).
 
Manduca nailed a 3-point shot with 2:55 left in the game to reach 1,000 career points in her four years. She finished with a team-high 17 points and nailed five of her eight 3-point attempts. Manduca, who recently went over 300 career assists, has 1,002 points. She became the 16th player in Colby women's basketball history to reach 1,000 points.
 
Manduca scored 12 points in the opening half to help the Mules take a 16-14 lead with 7:58 to halftime. The game was tied 21-21 with 3:47 to play when USM went ahead for good and used an 8-1 run to go up 28-22 at intermission.

The Huskies pushed the lead to 13 points with a 7-0 run to start the second half. Colby only trailed 36-31 after a basket by Carylanne Wolfington (Hallowell, Maine) with 12:27 to play, but USM again pulled away with a 15-5 run for a 51-36 lead with 5:55 to play. Colby, again, refused to fold and cut the lead to 53-46 on Manduca's milestone 3-point shot and then trailed by just five points with 2:28 to play after a Gabe Donahue (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) inside basket. Rebecca Knight (Alfred, Maine) scored inside with 2:04 to play and Grant followed with a steal and another basket with 1:40 to go for a 57-48 lead. 

Knight shot 5-for-9 from the field and had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies. Haley Jordan (Falmouth, Maine) added 11 points, Nicole Garland (Portland, Maine) had eight points, and Erin McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) dished five assists.

Brooke Chandor (Barrington, R.I.) finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, and three assists for Colby. Jacky McLaughlin (Medfield, Mass.) also had 10 points, while Desi Smith (Watertown, Wis.) had six points and five rebounds.
 
Southern Maine had 15 steals in the game, while the Mules were 9-for-21 from 3-point range.

SOUTHERN MAINE 60, COLBY COLLEGE 54
SOUTHERN MAINE (19-1)
Jordan Grant 10-15 5-9 25; Rebecca Knight 5-9 5-6 15; Haley Jordan 4-9 2-2
11; Nicole Garland 2-6 3-4 8; Erin McNamara 0-2 1-4 1; Taylor Flood 0-2 0-2
0; Stephanie Gallagher 0-0 0-0 0; Abby Hasson 0-1 0-0 0; Meredith Reid 0-0
0-0 0; Kaitlin Callahan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-45 16-27 60. 
COLBY COLLEGE (7-12)
Diana Manduca 5-12 2-2 17; Jacky McLaughlin 2-5 4-4 10; Brooke Chandor 4-11
1-2 10; Desi Smith 2-6 2-2 6; Carylanne Wolfington 2-3 0-0 4; Jayde Bennett
1-1 0-0 3; Jen Nale 0-3 2-2 2; Gabe Donahue 1-1 0-0 2; Appalonia Tankersley
0-1 0-0 0; Mia Diplock 0-0 0-0 0; Jamie Wallace 0-0 0-0 0; Taylor Peucker
0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-44 11-12 54.
Southern Maine................ 28 32  - 60
Colby College................. 22 32  - 54
3-point goals--Southern Maine 2-10 (Nicole Garland 1-2; Haley Jordan 1-2;
Erin McNamara 0-2; Jordan Grant 0-4), Colby College 9-21 (Diana Manduca 5-8;
Jacky McLaughlin 2-2; Jayde Bennett 1-1; Brooke Chandor 1-7; Jen Nale 0-1;
Desi Smith 0-2). Fouled out--Southern Maine-None, Colby College-Carylanne
Wolfington. Rebounds--Southern Maine 28 (Jordan Grant 8; Rebecca Knight 8),
Colby College 30 (Brooke Chandor 8). Assists--Southern Maine 13 (Jordan
Grant 5; Erin McNamara 5), Colby College 13 (Brooke Chandor 3; Diana Manduca
3). Total fouls--Southern Maine 13, Colby College 20. Technical
fouls--Southern Maine-None, Colby College-None. A-250

 
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