Women's Hoops Ends Streak

January 9, 2010

Middlebury saw its six-game winning streak come to an end as the Panthers (6-4) dropped a 68-52 road game at Skidmore. The Thoroughbreds improve to 8-3 with the win, as Middlebury returns to action at Lyndon State on Sunday.

Skidmore jumped out early with an 8-0 lead behind three's from Megan Gaugler and Sharlyn Harpe. Middlebury responded with an 8-0 run of its own behind a pair from behind the arc by Brittany Perfetti to tie the game at 8-8 with 16:20 left in the first half. Skidmore led by as many as seven throughout the remainder of the half, with the Panthers cutting the lead to 31-27 at the intermission behind a pair of free throws from Lauryn Sanchez.

Middlebury took its first lead of the game on a three from Perfetti at the 14:50 mark, giving them a 38-36 advantage. The Thoroughbreds answered with an impressive 12-1 run, sparked by a two and a three from Gaugler, taking a 51-39 lead with 8:12 left to play. The home team held a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game, emerging with a 68-52 victory.

Perfetti led the Panthers with 13 points, Kaitlyn Fallon added nine, while Stephany Surrette scored seven with nine rebounds. Middlebury shot just 30 percent from the floor, while Skidmore connected on 48 percent of its shots.

Harper led all scorers with 22 points, Gaugler netted 15, while Dana Leonard and Christina Gargiso scored 10 points apiece.