Women's Basketball Falls To Colby-Sawyer

January 8, 2008

Colby-Sawyer built an early 17-2 advantage in the first half en route to a 61-48 non-conference victory over Middlebury Tuesday evening at Pepin Gym. The Chargers (7-4) never trailed during the game, as the Panthers (7-3) shot just over 24 percent from the floor. Middlebury's next two games are on the road, travelling to in-state foe Southern Vermont on Thursday before facing Rensselaer on Saturday.

Ellen Naughton's seven points sparked the Chargers' 17-2 run over the first 9:37 of the half. During that span, Colby-Sawyer held the Panthers to 0-17 shooting from the floor. Middlebury answered with a 16-6 run, led by Ashley Barron's eight points, cutting the lead to 25-18 before a last second Colby-Sawyer lay-up capped the first half scoring.

In the second half, the Panthers cut the lead to 30-27 at the 15:55 mark on Emily Johnson's three. But the Chargers answered with an 11-3 run, building a 41-30 advantage with 10:45 left in the game. A lay-up by Lani Young trimmed the lead to 52-46 with 2:37 remaining, but Colby-Sawyer finished the game on a 9-2 run to seal the 61-48 victory.

Aylie Baker led the Panthers with 13 points, while Lani Young chipped in 10 and grabbed 10 rebounds. Terri Duffy collected 13 of her game-high 17 points in the second half to pace the Chargers, while Naughton collected 12 points and Noelle Surrette added 10 points and collected a game-high 11 rebounds.