Women's Basketball Earns Road Win At Trinity

January 26, 2008

Kaitlyn Fallon came off the bench to score a team-high 13 points, making six out of nine shots from the field, and added six rebounds to lead visiting Middlebury to a 60-59 win over Trinity. The Bantams drop to 8-7 overall and 0-4 in the NESCAC with its fifth consecutive loss, while the Panthers improve to 10-7 overall and 2-2 in the league with their first win in four games.

With the game tied at 51-51 at the seven-minute mark of the second half, the Panthers scored five points in a row and held on down the stretch to hand the Bantams their second one-point loss in the league in as many days. Katie Fisher made a put-back and Ashley Baron connected on a three-pointer from the right wing to give Middlebury a 56-51 lead with just under five minutes on the clock.

Trinity's Claire Arnstein answered with a trey from the right corner and the teams traded baskets after that to make the score, 58-65, in favor of Middlebury with 2:39 remaining. Neither team scored for the next 2:33 until Baron calmly sank a pair of free throws to put the Panthers up by four at 60-56 with six ticks left. Bantam Kathleen Conlon banked in a long three-pointer from the top of key at the buzzer to account for the final score.

Trinity had led for most of the first half, before Middlebury scored the last eight points before the break to cut a 32-23 Bantam lead to one. Arnstein paced Trinity in scoring with 13 points and added three assists and six steals, while Devon Kearns had 12 points and six boards and Christine Card scored 10 points.

Trinity's Jessica Sims led all rebounders with nine, but Middlebury held the edge on the glass, 51-44, including a 27-19 advantage in the first half. Aylie Baker totaled nine points, eight rebounds, and five blocks, while Fisher finished with nine points, five rebounds, and six assists.