Panthers Top Colby-Sawyer

January 4, 2007

A tough Middlebury defense held the Colby-Sawyer Chargers to just 16 percent shooting in the first half as the Panthers downed the Chargers 58-48 in non-conference women's basketball action Thursday night.

Colby-Sawyer shot just 5-of-31 from the floor in the first half as Middlebury built a 10 point lead, 27-17, heading into halftime.

In the second half, the Chargers came out firing, shooting 34 percent from the floor, slowly creeping back into the game. With 12:11 left, Colby-Sawyer's Terri Duffy connected on a lay-up off an Amy Hebert pass, putting the Chargers ahead by one, 34-33.

But Middlebury's offense proved to be too much to overcome, as the Panthers scored 11 unanswered points in the next four minutes to go ahead, 44-34.

Colby-Sawyer could get no closer than four the rest of the way, as Middlebury emerged with the 58-48 victory.

Middlebury's Emily Johnson led all scorers with fifteen points on 5-of-9 shooting including three 3-pointers. She also added six rebounds in the win. Lani Young added 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Ashley Barron added a dozen.