Women's Basketball Loses Road Game At Skidmore

December 7, 2013

Middlebury dropped a non-league contest to Skidmore 63-50 at the Williamson Sports Center as Amber Holgate scored a career-high 15 points off the bench for the Thoroughbreds.

Middlebury (2-4) jumped out to a four-point lead in the opening minutes of the contest, but Lindsey Davis knocked down a three-pointer to bring Skidmore back within one.  The Panthers clung to the lead for the majority of the first half, holding a 17-12 lead with four minutes remaining on a layup from Sarah Marcus.
The Thoroughbreds (2-4) responded with an 11-0 run to end the first half with Amber Holgate scoring eight-straight points, hitting a jumper followed by back-to-back threes to give Skidmore a 26-17 lead.
The Thoroughbreds continued to dominate defensively to start the second half, allowing only five points over the first seven minutes. But the Panthers battled back with a strong 14-5 run midway through the second half, cutting the deficit to 37-34 on a Laura Lowry three-pointer at 11:24.
Skidmore bounced back with a run of its own, scoring the next seven points, building a 44-34 lead. Lowry hit another three with 8:40 to play to put Middlebury within seven, but Ella Scheuerell and Davis put the game out of reach with back-to-back threes, giving Skidmore a 53-37 advantage with 8:48 left as Skidmore maintained a double-digit lead down the stretch.

Jordyn Wartts recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while adding four steals. Angela Botiba had 11 points and seven rebounds and Molly McLaughlin had seven points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

Lowry led the Panthers with 12 points and six rebounds, while Alexis Coolidge and Marcus each scored 11 points.

Middlebury caps the 2013 part if its season, hosting Oberlin on Sunday, December 29th at 1:00 p.m.