Women's Basketball Ends Semester With Loss At Skidmore

December 9, 2011

The Middlebury women’s basketball team ended the first semester with a 64-51 loss at Skidmore (5-1). The Panthers (3-4) will not return to action until a January 2nd game with Tufts at the Maine Maritime Tournament.

Trailing 16-13 at the 11:42 mark, Middlebury went on an 8-0 run behind two threes from Sarah Marcus to take a 21-16 lead with 10:30 remaining. Skidmore trailed 28-22 before closing the half on a 12-2 run to take a 34-30 lead into the break.

Skidmore stayed hot to start the second half, scoring the first seven points and pushing the lead to 11 on Christina Gargiso’s three pointer.  The Panthers got as close as five points after a Rachel Crews layup, but back-to-back baskets from Frederick and a three from Gaugler pushed the lead to 12 for the Thoroughbreds. The Panthers came within five, but could get no closer.

Both teams shot well as Skidmore finished 26-for-58 (44.8%) and Middlebury was 21-of-46 (45.7%).  The Thoroughbreds held a 28-18 advantage in points in the paint and scored 21 points off 24 Panther turnovers.

For Middlebury, Maddie Moreau led the way with 12 points and nine rebounds.  Stephany Surrette and Sarah Marcus (Williamsville, N.Y.) each chipped in with nine, while Crews scored eight.

Megan Gaugler led all scorers with 25 points and Logan Frederick added 14 points on 7-9 shooting for Skidmore.