Women's basketball cruises past Thomas, 72-40

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 20, 2012
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Jacky McLaughlin (Dustin Satloff Photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College women's basketball team shot a red-hot 45 percent from 3-point range and senior tri-captain Diana Manduca had a game-high 20 points as the Mules romped to a 72-40 win over local rival Thomas College on Tuesday night.

Colby improves to 2-1 overall and will have the week off before playing its home opener next Tuesday against Fisher College at 7 p.m.

Manduca shot 4-for-7 from 3-point range and also had a game-high five assists. She was 7-for-12 from the field and 2-for-2 from the foul line. 

Carylanne Wolfington had the best game of her young career, scoring 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting and adding six rebounds and three assists. Jen Nale was 3-for-7 on her 3-point attempts and had 10 points, while tri-captain Jacky McLaughlin finished with eight points and four assists for the Mules. Jamie Wallace pulled down a team-high seven rebounds and Mia Diplock dished four assists.

The Mules, with a 10-7 lead after about seven minutes of play, started to pull away and used an 18-6 run to go up 28-13 after a Wolfington 3-point shot with 5:49 to play. Nale's 3-point shot with 44 seconds remaining were the final points of the opening half for a 39-18 lead.

The game was never close in the second half, with Colby easily keeping a 20-plus point margin in the final 20 minutes.

Megan Pelletier finished with 15 points and Ashleigh Gagne had a game-high 10 rebounds for Thomas (1-1).

COLBY 72, THOMAS 40
COLBY (2-1)
Diana Manduca 7-12 2-2 20; Carylanne Wolfington 4-5 1-2 11; Jen Nale 3-8 1-2
10; Jacky McLaughlin 2-5 2-2 8; Desi Smith 2-8 1-3 5; Jamie Wallace 2-2 1-2
5; Brooke Chandor 2-3 0-0 4; Gabe Donahue 1-9 2-2 4; Appaonia Tankersley 1-2
0-0 2; Taylor Peucker 1-1 0-0 2; Kim Donaldson 0-1 1-2 1; Mia Diplock 0-2
0-0 0; Kate Parsons 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-59 11-17 72.
THOMAS (1-1)
Megan Pelletier 5-15 3-6 15; Elizabeth Goodall 4-8 0-2 10; Emilee Reynolds
2-4 0-0 5; Jasmine Bishop 1-9 2-2 4; Christina Fetter 1-2 0-0 2; Kate
Thibodeau 0-3 2-2 2; Katie McAllister 1-2 0-0 2; Morgan Hutchins 0-1 0-1 0;
Ashleigh Gagne 0-5 0-0 0; Janelle Ciomei 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 14-52 7-13 40.
Colby....................... 39 33  - 72
Thomas........................ 20 20  - 40
3-point goals-Colby 11-25 (Diana Manduca 4-7; Jen Nale 3-7; Jacky
McLaughlin 2-3; Carylanne Wolfington 2-2; Gabe Donahue 0-3; Mia Diplock 0-1;
Kate Parsons 0-1; Brooke Chandor 0-1), Thomas 5-15 (Elizabeth Goodall 2-5;
Megan Pelletier 2-6; Emilee Reynolds 1-1; Ashleigh Gagne 0-1; Janelle Ciomei
0-2). Fouled out--Colby-None, Thomas-None. Rebounds-Colby 46 (Jamie
Wallace 7), Thomas 32 (Ashleigh Gagne 10). Assists-Colby 18 (Diana Manduca
5), Thomas 5 (Ashleigh Gagne 4). Total fouls-Colby 11, Thomas 14. A-104

 


 
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