NEW LONDON, Conn.—Senior Liz Malman (Mendham, N.J.) had 11 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals in a full 40 minutes of action Friday to lead the Connecticut College women's basketball team to a 66-58 victory against Ithaca at Luce Field House.
The Camels improved their record to 5-1 with the win, while the Bombers (4-1) suffered their first setback of the season with the setback.
Sophomore Kylie Caouette (Ashburnham, Mass.) chipped in with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists in the triumph. Junior Mairead Hynes (Mahopac, N.Y.) contributed with 13 points and four rebounds for the Camels. Payton Ouimette (Medfield, Mass.) added eight points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Ithaca College senior guard Ali Ricchiuti (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) finished with 14 points and three rebounds in the loss. Senior forward Erin Ferguson (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) had 11 points and nine rebounds in the contest.
Ithaca built a 14-7 lead after one quarter and carried a 29-25 advantage into the break. But late in the third quarter, the Camels put together a 6-0 run to take a five point lead. Caouette made a nice feed to Meg Corcoran (Milton, Mass.) on a back door cut with 3:53 remaining to put the Camels on top 36-33. After a defensive stop, Malman hauled in a rebound and unloaded with a full court baseball pass to Caouette, who had beat the Bomber defense for a bucket in transition. Caouette returned the favor just moments later with steal and assist to Malman for another easy deuce that capped the run with 3:07 remaining, putting the Camels on top 40-35.
Ferguson responded with a hoop and one at the foul line with 17 seconds left to pull the visitors to within 42-39 after three quarters of action.
In the fourth quarter, the Camels put together a 9-0 run to pull away from the visitors. Caouette sparked the Camels on their rally with a three ball from the right side of the arc with 8:59 to go. Hynes closed out the run when Malman assisted her on a nice cut to the hoop for a lay up to make it a 53-42 game.
Ithaca clawed back to within 57-51 with on a field goal from Meghan Pickell (West Chester, Pa.) with 4:21 remaining but could not get any closer and the Camels were able to hold on for the t66-58 victory.