Women's basketball falls at Keene tourney

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 31, 2012
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Jacky McLaughlin (Dustin Satloff Photography)

KEENE, N.H. --- The return of senior guard Jacky McLaughlin was a plus for the Colby College women's basketball team, but Salve Regina University held on for a 63-60 win on the first day of the Keene State Holiday Tournament on Monday.

McLaughlin scored a team-high 15 points for the Mules (4-5 overall) on 6-for-9 shooting from the field. She was 3-for-5 from 3-point range and added four rebounds and a pair of assists. McLaughlin had missed three straight games with an injury.

The Mules will play Keene State (3-6) in Tuesday's consolation game at 1 p.m. Rivier College and Salve Regina meet in the title game at 3 p.m. Rivier took a 72-67 win in the other game Monday.

Colby cut Salve Regina's lead to two points (59-57) on a 3-point shot by first-year Carylanne Wolfington with 1:46 to go. However, the Seahawks bounced back when Meaghan Harden scored inside for a 61-57 margin. McLaughlin nailed a 3-point shot from the right baseline to make it 61-60 with 14 seconds to play. 

Fouled in the backcourt, Laura Anne Dinan hit two free throws to push the Salve Regina lead to 63-60 with 5.4 seconds left. The Mules missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer.

Wolfington finished with a double-double in scoring and rebounding with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Mules. Diana Manduca added 14 points and three assists, while Jen Nale was 4-for-7 from the field and had nine points. 

The Mules shot 9-for-23 (39 percent) from 3-point range compared to Salve Regina's 2-for-9 effort. The Seahawks made those points up by hitting 17 of their 22 free throws, while Colby hit just 5-for-10 from the foul line.

Marissa Pendergast led all scorers with 16 points for the Seahawks.

SALVE REGINA 63, COLBY 60
SALVE REGINA (2-6 (0-2 CCC))
Marissa Pendergast 6-9 4-6 16; Meaghan Harden 5-12 2-2 14; Brianna Del Valle
5-11 3-4 13; Kaitlyn Birrell 4-11 3-4 11; Allison Pigoga 0-4 3-4 3; Laura
Anne Dinan 0-2 2-2 2; Taylor Windwer 1-1 0-0 2; Cortney Rosenlund 1-2 0-0 2;
Kaitlyn Lendrum 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 22-53 17-22 63. 
COLBY COLLEGE (4-5 (0-2 NESCAC))
Jacky McLaughlin 6-9 0-0 15; Diana Manduca 5-13 1-2 14; Carylanne Wolfington
4-10 2-2 11; Jen Nale 4-7 0-0 9; Brooke Chandor 1-3 1-2 3; Gabe Donahue 1-2
0-0 3; Jayde Bennett 1-3 1-2 3; Jamie Wallace 1-4 0-0 2; Taylor Peucker 0-2
0-2 0; Kate Parsons 0-3 0-0 0; Desi Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-57 5-10 60.
Salve Regina.................. 30 33  - 63
Colby College................. 29 31  - 60
3-point goals-Salve Regina 2-9 (Meaghan Harden 2-3; Kaitlyn Birrell 0-3;
Laura Anne Dinan 0-1; Cortney Rosenlund 0-1; Kaitlyn Lendrum 0-1), Colby
College 9-23 (Jacky McLaughlin 3-5; Diana Manduca 3-9; Jen Nale 1-2; Gabe
Donahue 1-1; Carylanne Wolfington 1-3; Kate Parsons 0-1; Brooke Chandor
0-2). Fouled out--Salve Regina-None, Colby College-None. Rebounds-Salve
Regina 34 (Meaghan Harden 7), Colby College 35 (Carylanne Wolfington 10).
Assists-Salve Regina 6 (Kaitlyn Birrell 3), Colby College 11 (Diana Manduca
3). Total fouls-Salve Regina 9, Colby College 14.

 


 
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